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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 violin (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 (violin and piano music, string quartets), etc.:

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. Violin subject headings begin on page 569.

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 violin 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
M41, M42 music for solo violin
M217, M218, M219, M220,
M221, M222, M223
music for violin and piano
M351 string trios
M451, M452 string quartets
M1012, M1013 concertos for violin and orchestra
M1112, M1113 concertos for violin and string orchestra
ML Literature (books) on Music
Ref. ML128.C4 bibliographies of chamber music
Ref. ML128.V4 bibliographies of violin music
ML800, ML802, ML803 books about the violin and its history and construction
MT Music instruction and study

MT260,  MT262,
MT265, MT267


violin instruction and study (method books)


orchestral excerpts                                                      

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