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Violin Guide

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Cory Laverty

Call Number Ranges for Violin

Violin music

Solo violin
M40 - M44 (including transcriptions)

Violin and piano
M217 - M223 (including transcriptions)

Violin duets
M286 - M287

String trios
M349 - M353 (collections - separate works - arrangements)

String quartets
M450 - M454 (collections - separate works - arrangements)

Violin with orchestra
M1012 - M1013 (full score - piano reduction)

Violin with string orchestra
M1112 - M1113 (full score - piano reduction)

Bibliography/Repertoire lists
ML128 .V4

Graded lists
ML132 .V4

History/construction of the violin
ML800 - ML897 (Subdivided by special periods, region or country, form)

Techniques: studies and methods
MT260 - MT279.7

Navigate the Music Collection

Floorplan: Stauffer 2nd floor

Items are arranged according to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION scheme: Class M for Music and Books on music.

Generally, items are shelved alphabetically in author order within each subject class number. Class M (MUSIC) consists of 3 main sections:

  • M - Scores. Scores are shelved in 3 sections, by size: miniature (study scores), regular stacks and oversize.
  • ML - Books on music literature, history and criticism. The BIOGRAPHY/CRITICISM number for composers is ML410. Books are grouped in alphabetical order by the biographee/subject. e.g Bruckner ML410 .B88
  • MT - Books on Music Theory, Teaching/pedagogy or Technique for instrumental/vocal study

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