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Finding Music: Browse Shelves and Online

Browse Online by Subject

In the library catalog, the SUBJECT searches below will yield music, books, and ebooks concerning the cello (this is not a complete list).

Remember to use the options on the left side of the results page to refine your search by format or other parameter(s): Music Score, Music Recording, Subject (cello and piano music, cello ensembles), etc.:

in Subject: cello (books about)

in Subject: cello and piano music

in Subject: cello and piano music, arranged (originally for different instruments)

in Subject: cello ensembles

in Subject: cello instruction and study

in Subject: cello music

in Subject: cello -- orchestra excerpts

in Subject: cello with chamber orchestra

in Subject: concertos (cello)

in Subject: sonatas (cello)

in Subject: sonatas (cellos (2))

in Subject: string ensembles

in Subject: string quartets

in Subject: suites (cello)

in Subject: viola da gamba and continuo music

in Subject: viola da gamba (books about)

in Subject: viola da gamba instruction and study

in Subject: viola da gamba music (scores)

If you find a piece you want in the catalog, click on the "Subjects" tab in the record to see similar works.

A complete list of subject headings can be found in Music Subject Headings, which is bound in red and kept on the index table in the Reference Room. Cello subject headings begin on page 576. Viola da gamba subject headings begin on page 566.

Browse the Shelves

The Adventures of a Cello by Carlos PrietoBecause printed music and books are classified - that is, grouped with similar items on the shelf - browsing can be an effective method for finding what you want.

If you're looking for cello music in a particular medium, these classifications can guide you in the stacks (this is not a complete list):

By Library of Congress Call Number:

M Printed Music
M51, M52 music for solo cello
M229-M233 music for cello and piano
M239.V54 music for viola da gamba and keyboard
M351 string trios
M451, M452 string quartets
M1016, M1017 concertos for cello and orchestra

M1116, M1117


concertos for cello and string orchestra


ML Literature (books) on Music
Ref. ML128.C4 bibliographies of chamber music
Ref. ML128.V5 bibliographies of cello music


ML910 - ML915


composer biographies (alphabetical by composer)

books about the cello and its history


MT Music instruction and study

MT300, MT302, MT305,  


cello method books 


cello orchestra excerpts            

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