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Finding Songs: Browse Shelves and Online

Finding Online Materials

To limit your search results to scores, recordings or books that are available online, check the "Available Online" option on the search results page.

 

Browse Online by Subject

In the library catalog, the SUBJECT searches below will yield material related to solo vocal music (this is not a complete list!).

Remember to use the options on the left side of the results page to refine your search by Resource Type (score, recording, etc.) or other parameter(s). Use the Edit Search button in large results lists to add terms like the composer's name:

in Subject: Movies -- excerpts -- vocal scores with piano

in Subject: Musicals - excerpts -- vocal scores with piano

in Subject: Song cycles

in Subject: Songs (High voice)

in Subject: Songs (Low voice)

in Subject: Songs (Medium voice)

in Subject: Songs (High voice) with chamber orchestra

in Subject: Songs (Low voice) with chamber orchestra

in Subject: Songs (Medium voice) with chamber orchestra

in Subject: Songs (High voice) with continuo

in Subject: Songs (Low voice) with continuo

in Subject: Songs (Medium voice) with continuo

in Subject: Songs (High voice) with guitar

in Subject: Songs (Medium voice) with guitar

in Subject: Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble

in Subject: Songs (Low voice) with instrumental ensemble

in Subject: Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble

in Subject: Songs (High voice) with orchestra

in Subject: Songs (Low voice) with orchestra

in Subject: Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra

in Subject: Songs (High voice) with piano

in Subject: Songs (Low voice) with piano

in Subject: Songs (Medium voice) with piano

in Subject: Vocal duets with piano

in Subject: Vocal trios with piano

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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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 vocal 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:

M1495 Collections of sacred and secular vocal music
M1500 Full scores of operas and musicals
M1503 Piano-vocal scores of operas and musicals
M1507 Opera and musical anthologies
M1508 Vocal selections from musicals and operas
M1527 Motion picture and television music
M1528     Solo voices and orchestral ensembles
M1529 Solo voices, unaccompanied or with keyboard
M1613 Voice with orchestra or other large ensemble
M1619 Collections of 2 or more composers
M1619.5 Specific poets
M1620 Collections by a single composer
M1621 Separate works
M1621.4 Song cycles
M1623 Songs accompanied by one non-piano instrument
M1630.18 Popular music collections
M1670 Spirituals
M2000 Full scores of oratorios
M2003 Piano-vocal scores of oratorios
M2110 Sacred collections by multiple composers
M2112 Sacred collections by one composer
M2113 Sacred separate works
M2113.4 Sacred song cycles

M2117

 

Hymnals

 

ML Literature on music
ML49 Librettos to operas and musicals (multiple works)
ML50 Librettos to operas and musicals (single works)
ML54 Translations of musical works
ML128.S3 Song bibliographies
ML128.V7 Song bibliographies
ML410 Composer biographies (in English)
ML420 Singer biographies
ML1700+ About opera
ML1711 About musicals

ML2800+

 

About songs

 

MT Music instruction and study
MT820+ Vocal technique and/or pedagogy
MT883 Diction
MT885 Vocalises
MT955 Dramatic production and performance

 

By Dewey Decimal Call Number: M784+ Vocal music

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