Dewey Call Numbers for Printed Music
A DePaul Libraries Research Guide

 

The following tables give approximate Dewey Decimal Classification call numbers for printed music. The prefix MUS precedes all call numbers. Further subdivision is likely. Classification of music changed significantly in 1989; consequently there will be at least two numbers for most materials. The last number listed in each category is for more recently acquired materials. For comprehensive results, perform a search in the Library catalog).
Collected Works of Individual Composers         780.81

Collections, Monuments, Anthologies             780.9, 780.09

Instrumental Music                              785-789, 784-788
  Solos
     Keyboard                                   786
         Organ                                  786.8,  786.5
         Piano                                  786.3-786.4, 786.2
            Sonatas                             786.41, 786.2183
     String Instruments                         787
         Violin                                 787.1, 787.2
         Viola                                  787.2, 787.3
         Violoncello                            787.3, 787.4
         Double Bass                            787.4, 787.5
     Plectral Instruments                       787.5-787.9, 787.7
         Harp                                   787.5, 787.9
         Guitar                                 787.61, 787.87
     Wind Instruments                           788
         Trumpet                                788.1, 788.92
         Trombone                               788.2, 788.91, 788.93
         French horn                            788.41, 788.94
         Baritone & euphonium                   788.44, 788.975
         Tuba                                   788.48, 788.91, 788.98
         Flute & piccolo                        788.5, 788.51, 788.3
         Recorder                               788.53, 788.36     
         Clarinet                               788.62, 788.6
         Saxophone                              788.66, 788.7
         Oboe                                   788.7, 788.52
         English horn                           788.7, 788.53
         Bassoon                                788.8, 788.58	
     Percussion                                 789, 786.8-786.9
         Drums                                  789.1, 786.9			
  Trios                                         785.73, 785.13
     Piano Trios                                785.28193
     String Trios                               785.7193		
  Quartets                                      785.74, 785.14
     Piano Quartets                             785.28194		
     String Quartets                            785.74, 785.7194		
  Quintets                                      785.75, 785.15
     Piano Quintets                             785.28195
     String Quintets                            785.75, 785.7195	
  Sextets                                       785.76, 785.16		
  Septets                                       785.77, 785.17		
  Octets                                        785.78, 785.18		
  String Ensembles                              785.7
  Woodwind Ensembles                            785.8
  Brass Ensembles                               785.9					
  Orchestral Music                              785, 784			
      Symphonies                                785.11, 784.2184		
      Concertos                                 785.6, 784.2			
          Piano concertos                       784.262
          Violin concertos                      784.272	
      Symphonic poems                           785.3, 785.32, 785.34, 784.184	
      Ballets                                   782.95, 784.21556
  Band Music                                    784.8-784.9		

Vocal Music                                     782-784
     Dramatic Music                             782, 782.1			 
       Operas & other Dramatic Works            782.1-782.5
       Musical shows (Musical comedy, operetta) 782.8, 782.14		
     Sacred Music                               783, 782.22-782.29, 782.322, 782.323	 
       Masses                                   783.21-783.22, 782.323		
       Oratorios & Passions                     783.3, 782.82, 782.523		
       Cantatas                                 782.82, 783.2, 783.4, 782.24	
       Motets & Anthems                         783.4
     Secular Choral Music                       784, 782.5-782.9		
     Songs, Lieder, etc. for 1 Voice            782.42, 784.3-784.9, 783.2-783.9
       Folk songs                               784.4, 782.42162		
     Popular songs                              784.5, 782.42163-4	


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