LC Classification Schedule
M - Music Scores

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1 - 5
Collections
1.A1 - 1.A15
Music printed or copied in manuscript in the United States or colonies before 1860
2 - 2.3
Collections of musical sources
3 - 3.1
Collected works of individual composers
3.3
First editions
5
Collections - Two or more composers for misc. combinations of instruments
6 - 1490
Instrumental Music
6 - 175
Solo instruments
6 - 14
Organ
15 - 19
Harmonium
20 - 39
Piano
40 - 44
String Instruments - Violin
45 - 49
String Instruments - Viola
50 - 54
String Instruments - Violoncello
55 - 58
String Instruments - Double bass
59
String Instruments - Other (viola da gamba, viola d'amore, etc.)
60 - 64
Wind Instruments - Flute
65 - 69
Wind Instruments - Oboe
70 - 74
Wind Instruments - Clarinet
75 - 79
Wind Instruments - Bassoon
80 - 84
Wind Instruments - Horn
85 - 89
Wind Instruments - Trumpet. cornet
90 - 94
Wind Instruments - Trombone
95 - 99
Wind Instruments - Tuba
105 -109
Wind Instruments - Saxophone
110
Wind Instruments - Other (Baritone, English horn, etc.)
115 - 119
Plectral Instruments - Harp
125 - 129
Plectral Instruments - Guitar
145 - 175
Percussion Instruments
176
Instrumental music for motion pictures
176.5
Instrumental music for radio and television
177 - 990 Music for two or more solo instruments
180 - 195
Duets - Organ. Harmonium
200 - 216
Duets - Piano
217 - 223
Duets - Piano and Violin
224 - 228
Duets - Piano and Viola
229 - 236
Duets - Piano and Violoncello
237 - 238
Duets - Piano and Double bass
239
Duets - Piano and other string
240 - 244
Duets - Piano and Flute
245 - 247
Duets - Piano and Oboe or English horn
248 - 252
Duets - Piano and Clarinet
253 - 254
Duets - Piano and Bassoon
255 - 259
Duets - Piano and Horn
260 - 261
Duets - Piano and Trumpet or cornet
262 - 263
Duets - Piano and Trombone
264 - 265
Duets - Piano and Tuba
268 - 269
Duets - Piano and Saxophone
276 - 277
Duets - Piano and Guitar
286 - 287
Duets - Two string instruments
288 - 289
Duets - Two wind instruments
290 - 291
Duets - One string and one wind
292 - 293
Duets - Two plectral instruments
294 - 295
Duets - One string and one plectral
296 - 297
Duets - One wind and one plectral
300 - 386
Trios
400 - 486
Quartets
500 - 586
Quintets
600 - 686
Sextets
700 - 786
Septets
800 - 886
Octets
900 - 986
Nonets and larger combinations of purely chamber music
990
Chamber music for instruments of the 18th century and earlier
1000 - 1075 Orchestra
1100 - 1160 String orchestra
1200 - 1269 Band
1270 Fife (bugle) and drum music. Field music
1350 - 1353 Reduced orchestra
1356 - 1356.2 Dance orchestra and instrumental ensembles
1360 Mandolin and similar orchestras of plectral instruments
1362 Accordion band
1365 Minstrel music
1366 Jazz ensembles
1375 - 1420 Instrumental music for children
1450 Dance music
1470 Chance compositions
1473 Electronic music
1480 Music with color apparatus, etc.
1490 Music, printed or copied in manuscript, before 1700
1497 - 5000 Vocal Music
1497 - 1998 Secular vocal music
1500 - 1527.8
Dramatic music
1528 - 1529.5
Duets, trios, etc. for solo voices
1530 - 1546.5
Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble
1547 - 1600
Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
1608
Choruses, etc, in tonic sol-fa notation
1609
Unison choruses
1610
Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for unaccompanied chorus (secular and sacred)
1611 - 1624.8
Songs for one voice
1625 - 1626
Recitations with music
1627 - 1853
National music
1900 - 1980
Songs (part and solo) of special character
1985
Musical games
1990 - 1998
Secular music for children
1999 - 2199 Sacred vocal music
1999
Collections
2000 - 2007
Oratorios
2010 - 2017.7
Services
2018 - 2019.5
Duets, trios, etc., for solo voices
2020 - 2036
Choruses, cantatas, etc.
2060 - 2101.5
Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
2101 - 2114.8
Songs for one voice
2115 - 2146
Hymnals
2147 - 2155.6
Liturgy and ritual - Roman Catholic
2156 - 2160.87
Liturgy and ritual - Orthodox churches
2161 - 2183
Liturgy and ritual - Protestant churches
2184
Liturgy and ritual - Other Christian churches
2186 - 2187
Liturgy and ritual - Jewish
2188
Liturgy and ritual - Other non-Christian religions
2190 - 2196
Sacred vocal music for children
2198 - 2199
Gospel, revival, temperance, etc. songs
5000 Unidentified compositions

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