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Chamber Music: LC Subject Headings

Information and resources for the study and performance of chamber music

LC Subject Heading

Useful Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings for Chamber Music:

*NOTE: a subject heading is a descriptor!  (These are terms are part of a controlled vocabulary so you must use the exact spelling, wording,etc. -- punctuation is NOT necessary when you are searching by subject heading or subject terms/keywords.)

These are patterns for you to follow. Try substituting different instrument names, etc.

Chamber music
Chamber music -- Bibliography
Chamber music -- Dictionaries
Chamber music -- History and criticism
Chamber music -- 18th Century -- History and criticism

[NOTE: Chamber Music Scores -- LC Call Number Range = M177 - M990]

Bassoon and accordion music
Bass clarinet and bassoon music
Bassoon and continuo music
Bassoon and contrabassoon music
Bassoon and double bass music
Bassoon and English horn music
Bassoon and flute music
Bassoon and guitar music
Bassoon and harp music
Bassoon and horn music
Bassoon and trumpet music
Bassoon and tuba music
Bassoon music (Bassoons (2))  (NOT Bassoon duets!)

Brass nonets
Brass octets
Brass octets (Trombones (4), trumpets (4))
Brass quartets
Brass quartets (Baritone, flugelhorn, horn, trumpet)
Brass quartets (Horns (4))
Brass quintets
Brass septets
Brass sextets
Brass trios

Piano quartets -- History and criticism
Piano quintets
Piano trios -- Scores

Quintets (Electronis, violins (2), vivola, violoncello)
Quintets (Piano, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass) -- Scores

String quartets
String quintets -- Scores
String trios

Viola music--Bibliography [HINT:  You can use other instrument names in place of "viola" to find similar books on different intstruments!]

Woodwind (includes all reed instruments, single and double)
Woodwind nonets, etc.

Wind instruments (may be combinations of woodwind and brass)
Wind quintets (Bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe) -- Parts
Wind sextets (Bassoon, clarinets (2), flute, horn, oboe -- Parts

Woodwind trios (Bassoon, clarinet, oboe) -- Parts

Vocal ensembles [LC Call Number Range:     M1527 - M1529.5]

Vocal duets
Vocal nonets
Vocal octets
Vocal quartets
Vocal quintets
Vocal septets
Vocal sextets
Vocal sextets with piano
Vocal trios
Vocal trios, unaccompanied


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