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Quick Call Number Guide for Music CDs and LPs all numbers are preceded by RM

RM 1-5000 Music
  3-3.1 Collected Works of Individual Composers
  6-175.5 Solo Instruments
  176 Instrumental Music for Motion Pictures
  176.5 Instrumental Music for Radio and Television
  180-298.5 Duets
  300-386 Trios
  400-486 Quartets
  500-586 Quintets
  600-686 Sextets
  700-786 Septets
  800-886 Octets
  900-986 Nonets and Larger Combinations of Purely Chamber Music
  990 Chamber Music for Instruments of the 18th Century and Earlier
  1000-1075 Orchestra
  1100-1160 String Orchestra
  1200-1269 Band
  1270 Fife (Bugle) and Drum Music, Field Music, etc.
  1356-1356.2 Jazz: Dance Bands
  1365 Minstrel Music
  1366 Jazz
  1375-1420 Instrumental Music
  1450 Dance Music
  1470 Chance Compositions
  1473 Electronic Music
  1490 Music, Printed or Copied in Manuscript, Before 1700
  1500 Operas (complete)
  1505 Operas (excerpts)
  1527 Musicals
  1527.2 Film Soundtracks
  1528-1529.5 Duets, Trios, etc. for Solo Voices
  1530-1546.5 Choruses with Orchestra or Other Ensemble
  1547-1600 Choruses, Part-Songs, etc. With Accompaniment of Keyboard or Other Solo Instrument, or Unaccompanied
  1609 Unison Choruses with or Without Accompaniment of Every Kind
  1610 Cantatas, Choral Symphonies, etc for Unaccompanied Chorus (Secular and Sacred) With or Without Solo Voices
  1611-1624.8 Songs for One Voice
  1625-1626 Recitations, Gesprochene Lieder, With Accompaniment
  1630.18 Pop music (mostly American and British)
  1681 National Music: Caribbean countries
  1682-1685 National Music: Mexico and Central America
  1686-1697 National Music: South America
  1698-1789 National Music: Europe
  1795-1828 National Music: Africa
  1830-1838 National Music: Asia
  1840-1846 National Music: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands
  1900-1980 Songs (Part and Solo) of Special Character
  1985 Musical Games
  1999 Collections of Sacred Vocal Music
  2000-2007 Oratorios
  2010-2017.7 Services
  2018-2019.5 Duets, Trios, etc. for Solo Voices
  2020-2036 Choruses, Cantatas, etc.
  2060-2101.5 Choruses, Part-Songs, etc. With Accompaniment of Keyboard or Other Solo Instrument
  2102-2114.8 Songs for One Voice
  2115-2146 Hymn, Psalm, and Choral Books
  2147-2155.6 Roman Catholic Liturgy and Ritual
  2156-2160.87 Orthodox Churches' Liturgy and Ritual
  2161-2183 Protestant Churches' Liturgy and Ritual
  2184 Other Christian Churches' Liturgy and Ritual
  2186-2187 Jewish Liturgy and Ritual
  2188 Other Non-Christian Religions' Liturgy and Ritual
  2198-2199 Gospel Songs

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Parsons Music Library
Modlin Center for the Arts
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