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Sing It!: Call Numbers

Resources for Singers, Choral Directors, and Vocal Music Researchers

Useful Library of Congress Call Numbers for Voice Students

Solo songs with orchestra

M 1613 - Full scores
M 1614 - Vocal scores

Solo songs with piano

M 1600 - M 1990's - various collections of songs, folk-songs, etc.
    M 1619 - Collections by more than one composer
    M 1620 - Collections by one compoers:

M 1620.B - Brahms
M 1620.F - Faure
M 1620.I - Ives
M 1620.S - Schubert, Schumann, Strauss

M 1621 - Separate songs
M 1621.4 - Song Cycles

Operas, musical

M 1500 - Full scores
M 1503 - Vocal scores
M 1507 - Operatic anthologies
M 1508 - Selections from musicals, operas

Oratorios

M 2000 - Full scores
M 2003 - Vocal scores

Other useful numbers

M 1530 - Secular choruses, mixed voices with orchestra, full scores
M 1533 - Secular choruses, mixed voices with orchestra, vocal scores
M 2010 - Masses
M 2011 - Masses, unaccompanied
M 2020 - Sacred choruses, mixed voices with orchestra, full scores
M 2023 - Sacred choruses, mixed voices with orchestra, vocal scores

Literature (a selective list)

ML 46 - ML 54.8 - Librettos, Scenarios (includes operas, oratorios, art songs, etc.)
ML 102 .06 - Opera dictionaries, encyclopedias (most in "reference")
ML 410 - Composer biographies
ML 420 - Singer biographies
ML 1400 - ML 3275 - Vocal music
    ML 1460 - Vocal technique
    ML 1500 - ML 1554 - Choral music
    ML 1600 - ML 2881 - Secular vocal music
    ML 1700 - Dramatic music (opera, musical theatre, etc.):
        ML 1711 - United States
        ML 1727 - France
        ML 1729 - Germany
        ML 1731 - British Isles
        ML 1733 - Italy
    ML 2500 - ML 2862 - Songs
        ML 2600 - ML2770 - Part songs
            ML 2633 - Madrigals
        ML 2800 - ML 2862 - Solo songs:
            ML 2811 - United States
            ML 2827 - France
            ML 2829 - Germany (Lied)
            ML 2831 - British Isles
    ML 2900 - ML 3275 - Sacred vocal music:
        ML 3000 - Christian (general)
        ML 3002 - ML 3095 - Roman Catholic
        ML 3100 - ML 3188 - Protestant
        ML 3195 - Jewish
        ML 3197 - Islamic

Instruction and study:

MT 820 - General singing and voice culture
MT 821 - Physiology, hygiene
MT 823 - History of vocal pedagogy
MT 825 - MT 850 - Systems and methods
MT 883 - Pronunciations, diction, etc.
MT 885 - Studies and exercises