Music Cataloging at Yale Call Numbers
M6-M175 | M180-M298.5 | M300-M990 | M1000/M1100, etc. | M1005/M1105, etc. | M1500/M2000, etc. | M1528/M2018, etc. | M1611/M2102, etc. | MT179-MT735

Class numbers for solo instrumental music

M6-M175

organ: M6-M14 (See Class M15-M19 for Harmonium music) | piano: M20-M39 | string instruments: M40-M59 | wind instruments: M60-M114
plucked instruments: M115-M142 | percussion and other instruments: M145-M175 | unspecified solo instrument: M175.5

Class Instrument
M6-M14 Organ
M6 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M7    General collections
   Special collections and separate works
M8       Sonatas
M8.5       Symphonies
M9       Suites and kindred cyclical works; variations
M10       Fugues with or without preludes
M11       Pieces (separate works only)
M11.2       Pedal pieces
Arrangements
M12    Collections
M13    Separate works
M14 Organ books (includes organ accompaniment to collections of psalms, hymns, etc.)
M14.3 Liturgical music (works composed for liturgical purposes)
Special seasons and occasions (original and arranged works)
M14.4    Collections, cuttered by season
      A1 Three or more
      A4 Advent
      C5 Christmas
      E2 Easter
      H2 Harvest, Thanksgiving
      H5 Holy communion
      H6 Holy week
      L5 Easter week, Passiontide
      P4 Palm Sunday
      W3 Wedding music
M14.5    Separate works (cuttered as above)
M20-M39 Piano
M20 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
   General compositions
M21       Two or more composers
M22       One composer
   Special collections and separate works
M23          Sonatas (See Local practice in Class M)
M24          Suites and kindred cyclical works
         Pieces
M25             General
M25.3          2 pianos, 1 performer
         Piano, 1 hand, original and arranged works
M26             Left hand
M26.2             Right hand
M27       Theme and variations
M28       Marches
      Dances
M30          General
M31             Two-rhythm (polka, etc.)
M32             Three-rhythm (waltz, etc.)
Arrangements, including transcriptions
M32.8    Miscellaneous collections
      Piano scores of operas, oratorios, cantatas, etc. (Class vocal scores in the class for the original work)
M33          General
M33.5          Excerpts
M34       Transcriptions, paraphrases (generally for concert purposes) of an opera, oratorio, cantata, etc.
      Arrangements of orchestra and band music of every kind
M35          General
M35.5          Excerpts
      Concertos, etc. (concertos arranged for 1 piano; not concertos in which the accompaniment is arranged for piano)
M37          Complete works
M37.5          Excerpts
M38       Chamber music, part songs, music for 1 instrument
M38.3       Simplified edition of piano music for 2 hands
M38.5       Songs
M39       Potpourries. Medleys; including orchestra potpourries, etc. arranged for piano 2 hands
M39.5       Works for 2 pianos, 1 performer
M39.6       Works for piano, 1 hand
M40-M59 String instruments: violin | viola | cello | double bass | other
M40-M44 violin
M40 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M41    Collections
M42    Separate works
Arrangements
M43    Collections
M44    Separate works
M45-M49 viola
M45 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M46    Collections
M47    Separate works
Arrangements
M48    Collections
M49    Separate works
M50-M54 cello
M50 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M51    Collections
M52    Separate works
Arrangements
M53    Collections
M54    Separate works
M55-M58 double bass
M55 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M56    Collections
M57    Separate works
Arrangements
M58    Collections and separate works
M59 Other string instrument
.B4    baryton
.V54    viola da gamba
.V56    viola d'amore
M59.5    unspecified string instrument
M60-M111 Wind instruments: flute | oboe | clarinet | bassoon | horn | trumpet, cornet | trombone | tuba | saxophone | other
M60-M64 flute
M60 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M61    Collections
M62    Separate works
Arrangements
M63    Collections
M64    Separate works
M65-M69 oboe
M65 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M66    Collections
M67    Separate works
Arrangements
M68    Collections
M69    Separate works
M70-M74 clarinet
M70 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M71    Collections
M72    Separate works
Arrangements
M73    Collections
M74    Separate works
M75-M79 bassoon
M75 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M76    Collections
M77    Separate works
Arrangements
M78    Collections
M79    Separate works
M80-M84 horn
M80 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M81    Collections
M82    Separate works
Arrangements
M83    Collections
M84    Separate works
M85-M89 trumpet, cornet
M85 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M86    Collections
M87    Separate works
Arrangements
M88    Collections
M89    Separate works
M90-M94 trombone
M90 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M91    Collections
M92    Separate works
Arrangements
M93    Collections
M94    Separate works
M95-M99 tuba
M95 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M96    Collections
M97    Separate works
Arrangements
M98    Collections
M99    Separate works
M105-M109 saxophone
M105 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M106    Collections
M107    Separate works
Arrangements
M108    Collections
M109    Separate works
M110 other wind instrument
.B33    baritone, euphonium
.B35    basset horn
.E5    English horn
.F53    Flügelhorn
.R4    recorder
M111.5 unspecified wind instrument
M115-M142 Plucked instruments: harp | banjo | guitar | mandolin | zither | lute | other
M115-M119 harp
M115 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M116    Collections
M117    Separate works
Arrangements
M118    Collections
M119    Separate works
M120-M124 banjo
M120 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M121    Collections
M122    Separate works
Arrangements
M123    Collections
M124    Separate works
M125-M129 guitar
M125 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M126    Collections
M127    Separate works
Arrangements
M128    Collections
M129    Separate works
M130-M134 mandolin
M130 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M131    Collections
M132    Separate works
Arrangements
M133    Collections
M134    Separate works
M135-M139 zither
M135 Miscellaneous collections
Original compositions
M136    Collections
M137    Separate works
Arrangements
M138    Collections
M139    Separate works
M140-M141 lute
M140 Collections
141 Arrangements
M142 other plucked instrument
.A8    archlute
.C5    chitarrone
.C58    cittern
.E4    electric guitar
.V53    vihuela (local practice is to cutter as .V69)
M145-M175 Percussion and other instruments
Percussion instruments:
M146 drum(s) [timpani, drum set, side drum, etc.; works for 1 performer on 2 or more different percussion instruments]
M147 bells, glockenspiel, etc.
M172 carillons, chimes
M175.X6 xylophone, vibraharp, vibraphone
M175.X9 marimba (this is local practice; LC practice is to cutter as M175.X6)
Other instruments:
M175.A4 accordion
M175.C44 celesta
M165 glass harmonica
M175.O5 ondes Martenot
M175.5 unspecified solo instrument


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