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Music Composition: Books

Resources and information for composing and composers

How can I find books about composing?

You can search by title, author, or both on MaagNET.

Below are general call number ranges for information about composing. You can browse the shelves or you can consult MaagNET for a listing of materials by call number. To search by call number in MaagNET, select LC Call Number and enter the beginning of a call number, ex. MT40.


photograph of composer's hand writing notation on paper Suggested Call Numbers for Books about Composing & Arranging
MT40 - MT67 composition & arrangement (MT40, MT41, MT42, MT45, MT46, MT47, MT49, MT50, MT52, MT55, MT58, MT59, MT62, MT64, MT67)
MT70 - MT74 instrumentation & orchestration (MT70, MT73)
MT35 - MT39 notation (MT35, MT39)
  A link is not provided for call numbers that are currently not in use in Maag Library.


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