Some useful call numbers for browsing on the shelf are:
M 50 - 54 (violoncello alone with no accompaniment)
M 229 - 236 (violoncello with piano or continuo)
M 231 (violoncello sonatas)
M 1016 (violoncello with full orchestra, concertos, etc.)
M 1017 (violoncello with piano reduction of orchestral part)
M 1116 (violoncello with string orchestra, concertos, etc.)
M 1117 (violoncello with string orchestra, piano reduction
MT 300 - 318 (studies, methods, and technique for violoncello)
MT 306 (orchestral excerpts)
Library of Congress/Class M, Music Classification are assigned by cataloguers; you must use the same Subject Headings to find desired repertoire.
|SONATAS (violoncello and.....)
SUITES (violoncello and....)
Other useful Subject Headings are:
If , for example, you use the Subject "violoncello music" you will find miscellaneous solo works only!
Most music will be found under the subject heading for a specific genre
Words or terms from Subject Headings may be used in KEYWORD searching
Consult section on String Ensembles
Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the violoncello may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for violoncello music in the SMRC is MUS 4050
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Ref ML 100.G8 2001-on the Dictionary Table] Detailed and scholarly information on the history of the viola and members of the violin family and the viola repertory.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians [online] Updated regularly. UWO-ONLY -- grovemusic.com Provides access to the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd. ed.
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