Library of Congress Classification:Class M -- Music

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Class M: Music is a classification used by the Library of Congress classification system. This article outlines the subclasses of Class M.

M - Printed Music[edit]

  • 1-1.A15 ...... Music printed or copied in manuscript in the United States or the colonies before 1860
  • 1.A5-3.3 ..... Collections
  • 5-1480 ........ Instrumental music
  • 1490 ........... Music printed or copied in manuscript before 1700
  • 1495-2199 .. Vocal music
  • 5000 ........... Unidentified compositions

ML - Literature on music[edit]

  • 1-5 ................. Periodicals. Serials
  • 12-21 ............. Directories. Almanacs
  • 25-28 ............. Societies and other organizations
  • 29-31 ............. Special collections
  • 32-33 ............. Institutions
  • 35-38 ............. Festivals. Congresses
  • 40-44 ............. Programs
  • 45 .................. Circulars and advertisements
  • 46 .................. Scrapbooks
  • 47-54.8 .......... Librettos. Texts. Scenarios
  • 55-89 ............. Aspects of the field of music as a whole
  • 93-96.5 .......... Manuscript studies and manuscripts
  • 100-109 ......... Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
  • 110-111.5 ....... Music librarianship
  • 112-112.5 ....... Music printing and publishing
  • 112.8-158.8 .... Bibliography
  • 159-3785 ........ History and criticism
  • 3790-3792 ...... Music trade
  • 3795 ............... Music as a profession. Vocational guidance
  • 3797-3799.5 ... Musical research
  • 3800-3923 ...... Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music
  • 3928-3930 ...... Literature for children

MT - Musical instruction and study[edit]

  • 1 ............. General works
  • 2.5 .......... Music study abroad
  • 3-5 .......... History
  • 5.5-7 ....... Music theory
  • 9-15 ........ Printed pedagogical aids
  • 17 ........... Music in special education
  • 18 ........... Music in colleges and universities
  • 20-34 ...... Systems and methods
  • 35-39 ...... Notation
  • 40-67 ...... Composition. Elements and techniques of music
  • 68 ........... Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition
  • 70-74 ...... Instrumentation and orchestration
  • 75 ........... Interpretation
  • 80 ........... Embellishment
  • 82 ........... Memorizing
  • 85 ........... Conducting. Score reading and playing
  • 87 ........... Community music
  • 88 ........... Administration and instruction of vocal groups
  • 90-146 .... Analysis and appreciation of musical works
  • 150 ......... Audio-visual aids
  • 155.......... Music theory for children
  • 165 ......... Tuning
  • 170-810 .. Instrumental techniques
  • 820-915 .. Singing and vocal technique
  • 918-948 .. School music
  • 950 ......... Music to accompany instruction in ballet, folk dancing, gymnastics, etc.
  • 955-956 .. Musical theater
  • 960 ......... Music in the theater

Sources[edit]

Library of Congress Classification Outline

Bibliography[edit]

  • Marcello Sorce Keller, "The Problem of Classification in Folksong Research: a Short History", Folklore, XCV(1984), no. 1, 100- 104.