Library of Congress Classification/Class M

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Subclass M Music
Subclass ML Literature on music
Subclass MT Instruction and study

Subclass M

M1 5000 Music
M1-1.A15   Music printed or copied in manuscript in the United States or the colonies before 1860
M1.A5-3.3 Collections
M1.A5-Z   Miscellaneous
M2-2.3 Musical sources
M3-3.3 Collected works of individual composers
M5-1480 Instrumental music
M5 Collections
M6-175.5 One solo instrument
M176 Motion picture music
M176.5 Radio and television music
M177-990 Two or more solo instruments
M1000-1075 Orchestra
M1100-1160 String orchestra
M1200-1270 Band
M1350-1366 Other ensembles
M1375-1420 Instrumental music for children
M1470-1480 Aleatory music. Electronic music. Mixed media
M1490 Music printed or copied in manuscript before 1700
M1495-2199 Vocal music
M1495 Collections
M1497-1998 Secular vocal music
M1497 Collections
M1500-1527.8 Dramatic music
M1528-1529.5 Two or more solo voices
M1530-1609 Choruses
M1611-1624.8 One solo voice
M1625-1626 Recitations with music
M1627-1853 Folk, national and ethnic music
M1900-1985 Songs of specific groups or on specific topics
M1990-1998 Secular vocal music for children
M1999-2199 Sacred vocal music
M1999   Collections
M2000-2007 Dramatic music
M2010-2017.6 Choral services, etc.
M2018-2019.5 Two or more solo voices
M2020-2101.5 Choruses
M2102-2114.8 One solo voice
M2115-2146 Hymnals. Hymn collections
M2147-2188 Liturgy and ritual
M2190-2196 Sacred vocal music for children
M2198-2199 Popular religious and devotional music
M5000 Unidentified compositions
Subclass ML
ML1-3930 Literature on music
ML1-5   Periodicals. Serials
ML12-21 Directories. Almanacs
ML25-28 Societies and other organizations
ML29-31 Special collections
ML32-33 Institutions
ML35-38 Festivals. Congresses
ML40-44 Programs
ML45 Circulars and advertisements
ML46 Scrapbooks
ML47-54.8 Librettos. Texts. Scenarios
ML55-89 Aspects of the field of music as a whole
ML93-96.5 Manuscript studies and manuscripts
ML100-109 Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
ML110-111.5 Music librarianship
ML112-112.5 Music printing and publishing
ML112.8-158.8 Bibliography
ML159-3785 History and criticism
ML159-161   General works
ML162-197 By period
ML198-360.6 By region or country
ML385-429 Biography
ML430-458 Composition and performance
ML459-1380 Instruments and instrumental music
ML1400-3275 Vocal music
ML3300-3351 Program music
ML3400-3465 Dance music
ML3469-3541 Popular music
ML3544-3776 Folk, national, and ethnic music
ML3780 Music on particular topics
ML3785 Musical journalism
ML3790-3792 Music trade
ML3795 Music as a profession. Vocational guidance
ML3797-3799.5 Musical research
ML3800-3923 Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music
ML3800 General works
ML3805-3817 Physics and acoustics
ML3820 Physiological aspects of music
ML3830-3840 Psychology
ML3845-3877 Aesthetics
ML3880-3915 Criticism
ML3916-3918 Social and political aspects of music
ML3919-3920 Moral influence of music. Therapeutic use of music
ML3921-3921.8 Religious aspects of music
ML3922 Music in the workplace
ML3928-3930 Literature for children
Subclass MT
MT1-960 Instruction and study
MT1   General works
M2.5 Music study abroad
MT3-5 History
MT5.5-7 Music theory
MT9-15 Printed pedagogical aids
MT9   Examinations, exercises, etc.
MT10 Teachers’ and supervisors’ manuals, etc.
MT15 Charts, diagrams, etc.
MT17 Music in special education
MT18 Music in colleges and universities
MT20-34 Systems and methods
MT35-39 Notation
MT40-67 Composition. Elements and techniques of music
MT68 Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition
MT70-74 Instrumentation and orchestration
MT75 Interpretation
MT80 Embellishment
MT82 Memorizing
MT85 Conducting. Score reading and playing
MT87 Community music
MT88 Administration and instruction of vocal groups
MT90-146 Analysis and appreciation of musical works
MT150 Audio visual aids
MT155 Music theory for children
MT165 Tuning
MT170-810 Instrumental techniques
MT179-258 Keyboard instruments
MT259-338 Stringed instruments. Bowed stringed instruments
MT339-533 Wind instruments
MT539-654 Plucked instruments
MT655-725 Percussion and other instruments
MT728-735 Ensembles
MT737 Motion picture accompanying
MT740-810 Instrumental techniques for children
MT820-915 Singing and vocal technique
MT898-915 Vocal techniques for children
MT918-948 School music
MT920-925 Kindergarten
MT930-948 Elementary schools. Junior high schools. High schools
MT949.5 Whistling
MT950 Music to accompany instruction in ballet, folk dancing, gymnastics, etc.
MT955-956 Musical theater
MT960 Music in the theater