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Choral Music: Home

Tips for finding scores of and books about choral music

Getting Started at the University Libraries

  1. To borrow items from the libraries you need your BGSU photo ID and a current record in the library database. For more detailed information, see Borrowing, Renewing, and Requesting.

  2. Library Login: BGSU Students, Faculty, and Staff need only their BGSU username and password to log in for remote access to the research databases, OhioLINK and local requesting, and My Library Account. The BGSU username and password is the same one used for logging in to MyBGSU, campus email, and BGSU lab and library computers. Look for more information on the relevant log-in screens.

  3. If the University Libraries doesn't have what you need, chances are that OhioLINK does. OhioLINK is the 80+ academic (and some public) libraries that lend their resources to one another through an online requesting system. Look for the "Request this item" button in the OhioLINK catalog. For more detailed information, see OhioLINK requesting.

  4. We're here to assist you! If you need help using the library, can't find what you want, have an assignment and need help getting started, Ask Us for immediate help. Besides drop-in help, the University Libraries offer Individual Research Appointments for undergraduates & graduate students.

Call Numbers for Choral Music

photo credit:  "The Scala choir - le choeur SCALA" by Benoit Darcy, Creative Commons license


Call Number Description
M 1497-1998 Secular Vocal Music
M 1530-1546.5 Choruses with Orchestra or other ensemble
M 1547-1600 Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
M 1609 Unison choruses
M 1610 Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for unaccompanied chorus (secular and sacred) with or without solo voices
M 1999-2199 Sacred Vocal Music
M 2020-2036 Choruses, cantatas, etc.
M 2060-2101.5 Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
M 2115-2146 Hymnals. Hymn Collections


Call Number Description
ML 132   Graded lists by medium
ML 136-158 Catalogs. Discography
ML 1499-1554 Choral Music
MT 1-960 Musical Instruction and Study
MT 820-915  Singing and vocal technique
MT 825-850  Systems and Methods
MT 855-883   Special Techniques
MT 898-915 Techniques for Children

Searching the Catalog

When searching the BGSU Libraries Catalog, try the following subject headings:

Children's choirs
Choral conducting
Choral music—Bibliography
Choral music—History
Choral music—Instruction and Study
Choral music—Periodicals
Choral music—United States
Choral music—Writing and publishing
Choruses with orchestra
Choruses (Men's voices)
Choruses (Women's voices)
Church music—Bibliography
School music—Instruction and Study

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