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Music Classification Numbers (Music Library)

M = Music Classification Numbers


Collections


Instrumental
Music


Vocal Music






Collections


  • M 1.A1-.A15     Music printed or copied in manuscript in the
    United States or the colonies before 1860
  • M 2-2.3         Collections of musical sources
  • M 3-3.1         Collected works of individual composers
  • M 3.3      First editions




    Instrumental Music


    Solos


  • M 6-175              Solo instruments

    Media music


  • M 176           Motion pictures
  • M 176.5              Radio and television

    M 177-990       Two or more solo instruments


  • M 180-298.5     Duets
  • M 300-386  Trios
  • M 400-486  Quartetes
  • M 500-586  Quintets
  • M 600-686  Sextets
  • M 700-786  Septets
  • M 800-886  Octets
  • M 900-986  Nonets and larger chamber combinations
  • M 990      Chamber music for instruments prior to and
    including the 18th Century

    M 1000-1356.2   Large ensemble music


  • M 1000-1075     Orchestra
  • M 1100-1160     String orchestra
  • M 1200-1269     Band
  • M 1270          Fife, bugle and drum music, field music, etc.
  • M 1350-1353     Reduced orchestra
  • M 1356-1356.2   Dance orchestra and instrumental ensembles

    M 1360-1490          Miscellaneous Instrumental
    Categories


  • M 1360          Mandolin and similar orchestras of plectral
    instruments
  • M 1362          Accordion band
  • M 1365          Minstrel music
  • M 1366          Jazz ensembles
  • M     1375-1420 Instrumental music for children
  • M 1450          Dance music
  • M 1470          Chance compositions
  • M 1473          Electronic music
  • M 1480          Music with color apparatus, etc.
  • M 1490          Music, printed or copied in manuscript,
    before 1700




    Vocal Music



    M 1497-1998     Secular vocal music


  • M 1500-1527.8   Dramatic music (opera, incidental, ballet,
    media, etc.)
  • M 1528-1529.5   Duets, trios, etc., for solo voices
  • M 1530-1546.5   Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble
  • M 1547-1600     Choruses, part-songs, etc., unaccompanied or
                        accompanied with solo instrument or keyboard
  • M 1608          Choruses, etc, in tonic sol-fa notation
  • M 1609          Unison choruses with or without accompaniment
    of every kind
  • M 1610          Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for
                        unaccompanied chorus (secular and sacred)
                        with or without solo voices
  • M 1611-1624.8   Songs for one voice
  • M 1625-1626     Recitations, gesprochene Lieder, with
    accompaniment
  • M 1627-1853     National music
  • M 1900-1980     Songs (part and solo) of special character
  • M 1985          Musical games
  • M 1990-1998     Secular music for children

    M 1999-2199     Sacred vocal music


  • M 1999          Collections
  • M 2000-2007     Oratorios
  • M 2010-2017.7   Services
  • M 2018-2029.5   Duets, trios, etc. for solo voices
  • M 2020-2036     Choruses, cantatas, etc.
  • M 2060-2101.5   Choruses, part-songs, etc., unaccompanied or
                        accompanied with solo instrument or keyboard
  • M 2101-2114.8   Songs for one voice
  • M 2115-2146     Hymnals
  • M 2147-2188     Liturgy and ritual
  • M 2147-2155.6   Roman Catholic
  • M 2156-2183     Protestant churches
  • M 2184          Other Christian churches
  • M 2186-2187     Jewish
  • M 2188          Other non-Christian religions
  • M 2190-2196     Sacred vocal music for children
  • M 2198-2199     Gospel, revival, temperance, etc., songs
  • M 5000          Unidentified compositions




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  • last updated: 8/16/2007