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Finding Music: Browse Shelves and Online

Browse the Shelves

Because 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 piano music in a particular medium, these classifications can guide you as you browse the shelves (this is not a complete list):

By Library of Congress Call Number:

M Printed Music
M7 Organ music, collections
M8 Organ sonatas
M8.5 Organ symphonies
M9 Organ suites, variations
M10 Organ fugues, with or without preludes
M11 Organ pieces (including preludes, passacaglias, toccatas, fantasias, etc.)
M12, M13 Organ music, arrangements and transcriptions
M14 Organ accompaniments to collections of psalms, hymns
M14.4, M14.5 Organ works for liturgical purposes
M16, M17 Music for reed organ
ML Literature (books) on music
Ref. ML128.O6 Bibliographies of organ music
ML416 Biographies of organists
ML552 History and construction of organs
ML600 Books about organ music
MT Music instruction and study
MT145.B14 Analytical guides to the music of J.S. Bach
MT180 Organ instruction and study
MT191 Organ improvisation

Browse Online by Subject

In the online catalog, the SUBJECT searches below will yield books and music concerning the organ (this is not a complete list). Refine your results by format, etc. using the parameters on the left of the results page:

in Subject: Canons, fugues (organ)

in Subject: Chorale preludes

in Subject: Organ concertos

in Subject:  Organ construction and history

in Subject: Organ methods

in Subject:  Organ music

in Subject:  Organ music analysis

in Subject:  Organ music, interpretation

in Subject: Organ sonatas

in Subject: Organ stops

in Subject: Organ with orchestra

in Subject:  Organists, biography

in Subject:  Reed organ music

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


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