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Vocal Pedagogy Methods: Useful Call Numbers and Subject Headings

Navigating the vocal collection

For more information check out the Voice and Opera guide!

Find scores by call number

If you would like to browse the stacks in the Library or the ROC for scores, try the following call number ranges:

Secular vocal music

Dramatic music (includes opera and musical theatre)

M1500 Opera (Full score)
M1503 Opera (Piano/vocal score)
M1507 Collections of dramatic music excerpts (piano/vocal)
M1508 Dramatic music excerpts, separate works (piano/vocal)
M1518-1525 Ballet music

Songs, etc.

M1528-1529.5 Duets, trios, etc., for solo voices
M1530-1546.5 Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble
M1547 Collections of both accompanied and unaccompanied works
M1548-1600 Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
M1608 Choruses, etc., in tonic sol-fa notation
M1609 Unison choruses
M1610 Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for unaccompanied chorus (secular and sacred) with or without solo voices
M1620 Song collections by one composer (piano/vocal)
M1621 Songs (separate works by one composer; piano/vocal)
M1621.3 Songs with accompaniment of piano and one other instrument
M1621.4 Song cycles
M1623-1624.8 Songs with accompaniment of instruments other than piano
M1625-1626 Recitations with music
M1627-1853 National music
M1900-1978 Songs (part and solo) of special character
M1985 Musical games

Sacred vocal music

M1999-2199  Sacred vocal music
M1999 Collections
M2000-2007 Oratorios
M2010-2017.6  Services
M2018-2019.5  Duets, trios, etc. for solo voices
M2020-2036   Choruses, cantatas, etc.
M2060  Collections of both accompanied and unaccompanied works
M2061-M2099 Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
M2102-2114.8 Songs
M2115-2146 Hymnals. Hymn collections
M2147-2188 Liturgy and ritual
M2147-2155.6 Roman Catholic Church
M2156-2160.87 Orthodox churches
M2161-2183 Protestant churches
M2184 Other Christian churches
M2186-2187 Jewish
M2188 Other non-Christian religions
M2198-2199 Gospel, revival, temperance, etc. songs

Find books by call number

ML48-50              Librettos
ML128.S3            Singers – bibliographies
ML128.V7            Vocal music Bibliographies
ML1400                Vocal Music
MT820                  Singing and voice culture
MT825-850          Singing – systems and methods
MT885                  Singing methods
MT878                  Breathing
MT883                  Pronunciation and diction