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Bowed String Music Resources: Home

A guide to music and information about the violin, viola, cello, and double bass

Browsing Bowed Instrument Call Numbers

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These are the areas in the Library of Congress Classification System where you will find bowed instrument scores. You can browse the shelves in these sections or browse via the online catalog by Library of Congress call number.


Call Number Description
M45-44 Solo violin
M45-49 Solo viola
M50-54 Solo cello
M55-58 Solo double bass
M217-223 Violin with piano
M224-228 Viola with piano
M229-236 Cello with piano
M237-238 Double bass with piano
M286-287 Two string instruments
M290-291 One wind and one string instrument
M310-314 Piano and two stringed instruments
M320-324 Piano, one stringed and one wind instrument
M300s-900s Chamber Music


Call Number Description
ML128.D6 Bibliographies of double bass music
ML128.V36 Bibliographies of viola music
ML128.V4 Bibliographies of violin music
ML128.V5 Bibliographies of cello music
ML459-1380 Instruments and instrumental music, including history, construction, and repair

Methods and Studies

Call Number Description
MT260-279 Violin
MT280-298 Viola
MT300-318 Cello
MT320-334 Double bass

Subjects for Browsing

When looking for books and scores in the BGSU Libraries Catalog, use the following subject terms:

Violin music 
Viola music
Cello music
Viola da gamba music
Double bass music
Fiddle tunes
String quartets
Double bass
Stringed instrument bows

Bass Scores

See a complete list of bass music scores in the Music Library (as of May 5, 2017), compiled by student assistant, Nick Young.

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