M = Music Classification Numbers

Collections

Instrumental Music

Vocal Music


Collections

  • M 1.A1-.A15 Music printed or copied in manuscript in the United States or the colonies before 1860
  • M 2-2.3 Collections of musical sources
  • M 3-3.1 Collected works of individual composers
  • M 3.3 First editions

    Instrumental Music

    Solos

  • M 6-175 Solo instruments

    Media music

  • M 176 Motion pictures
  • M 176.5 Radio and television

    M 177-990 Two or more solo instruments

  • M 180-298.5 Duets
  • M 300-386 Trios
  • M 400-486 Quartetes
  • M 500-586 Quintets
  • M 600-686 Sextets
  • M 700-786 Septets
  • M 800-886 Octets
  • M 900-986 Nonets and larger chamber combinations
  • M 990 Chamber music for instruments prior to and including the 18th Century

    M 1000-1356.2 Large ensemble music

  • M 1000-1075 Orchestra
  • M 1100-1160 String orchestra
  • M 1200-1269 Band
  • M 1270 Fife, bugle and drum music, field music, etc.
  • M 1350-1353 Reduced orchestra
  • M 1356-1356.2 Dance orchestra and instrumental ensembles

    M 1360-1490 Miscellaneous Instrumental Categories

  • M 1360 Mandolin and similar orchestras of plectral instruments
  • M 1362 Accordion band
  • M 1365 Minstrel music
  • M 1366 Jazz ensembles
  • M 1375-1420 Instrumental music for children
  • M 1450 Dance music
  • M 1470 Chance compositions
  • M 1473 Electronic music
  • M 1480 Music with color apparatus, etc.
  • M 1490 Music, printed or copied in manuscript, before 1700

    Vocal Music

    M 1497-1998 Secular vocal music

  • M 1500-1527.8 Dramatic music (opera, incidental, ballet, media, etc.)
  • M 1528-1529.5 Duets, trios, etc., for solo voices
  • M 1530-1546.5 Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble
  • M 1547-1600 Choruses, part-songs, etc., unaccompanied or accompanied with solo instrument or keyboard
  • M 1608 Choruses, etc, in tonic sol-fa notation
  • M 1609 Unison choruses with or without accompaniment of every kind
  • M 1610 Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for unaccompanied chorus (secular and sacred) with or without solo voices
  • M 1611-1624.8 Songs for one voice
  • M 1625-1626 Recitations, gesprochene Lieder, with accompaniment
  • M 1627-1853 National music
  • M 1900-1980 Songs (part and solo) of special character
  • M 1985 Musical games
  • M 1990-1998 Secular music for children

    M 1999-2199 Sacred vocal music

  • M 1999 Collections
  • M 2000-2007 Oratorios
  • M 2010-2017.7 Services
  • M 2018-2029.5 Duets, trios, etc. for solo voices
  • M 2020-2036 Choruses, cantatas, etc.
  • M 2060-2101.5 Choruses, part-songs, etc., unaccompanied or accompanied with solo instrument or keyboard
  • M 2101-2114.8 Songs for one voice
  • M 2115-2146 Hymnals
  • M 2147-2188 Liturgy and ritual
  • M 2147-2155.6 Roman Catholic
  • M 2156-2183 Protestant churches
  • M 2184 Other Christian churches
  • M 2186-2187 Jewish
  • M 2188 Other non-Christian religions
  • M 2190-2196 Sacred vocal music for children
  • M 2198-2199 Gospel, revival, temperance, etc., songs
  • M 5000 Unidentified compositions
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