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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 piano (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 (piano concertos, piano sonatas), etc.

in Subject: Cello and piano music

in Subject: Pianists (books about)

in Subject: Piano (books about)

in Subject: Piano methods

in Subject: Piano trios

in Subject: Piano concertos

in Subject: Piano concertos piano with string orchestra

in Subject: Piano music (4 hands)

in Subject: Piano music (jazz)

in Subject: Piano music -- analysis appreciation

in Subject: Piano music -- teaching pieces

in Subject: Piano sonatas

in Subject: Songs with piano

in Subject: Violin and piano music

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. Piano subject headings begin on page 382.

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
M20, M21, M22 Solo piano music
M23 Piano sonatas
M24, M25 General piano works
M32 Marches, Dances
M32.8 Arrangements or transcriptions of other works
M200, M201, M202, M203, M204 Piano duets (one piano)
M205 Piano three hands
M213 Piano five or more hands
M214, M215 Four hands (two pianos)
M312 Piano trios

M412, M417, M422, M447

Piano and three other instruments
M510-49 Piano and four other instruments
M1010, M1011 Solo piano with orchestra

M1110, M1111

Solo piano with string orchestra
ML Literature (books) on Music
Ref. ML128.P3 Bibliographies of piano music
Ref. ML132.P3 Graded lists of piano repertoire
ML397 Biographies of pianists
Piano history and criticism and construction
MT Music instruction and study
MT140 Analytical Guides
MT220 Piano instruction and study (method books, etudes)
MT236 Accompaniment
MT239 Piano performance of jazz, popular music

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