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Call Numbers for Scores

Call numbers for chamber music follow a set pattern based on the number and type(s) of instruments. Use the chart below to find the call number range for a particular instrumentation. For example, a septet featuring a piano, a string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello), flute, and percussion would have a call number between 720 and 749.

Pieces for 10 or more are considered large ensembles and their call numbers (M1000-1356.2) do not conform to the above pattern.

# of Instruments With Organ
(00-09)
Piano and strings
(10-14)
Piano and winds
(15-19)
Piano and any other combination
(20-49)
Only strings
(50-54)
Only winds
(55-59)
Strings and Winds
(60-64)
Any other combination
(65-86)
Trio (3) 300-309 310-314 315-319 320-349 350-354 355-359 360-364 365-386
Quartet (4) 400-409 410-414 415-419 420-449 450-454 455-459 460-464 465-486
Quintet (5) 500-509 510-514 515-519 520-549 550-554 555-559 560-564 565-586
Sextet (6) 600-609 610-614 615-619 620-649 650-654 655-659 660-664 665-686
Septet (7) 700-709 710-714 715-719 720-749 750-754 755-759 760-764 765-786
Octet (8) 800-809 810-814 815-819 820-849 850-854 855-859 860-864 865-886
Nonet (9) 900-909 910-914 915-919 920-949 950-954 955-959 960-964 965-986

Call Numbers for Books

[ref] ML128 C4

ML1100-1215

MT140-145

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