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We use the Library of Congress classification for music. Very briefly:
M 1-3 Collections, anthologies
M 5-1480 Instrumental music
M 5-175 Solo instrument
M 177-990 Two or more instruments (Trios at M 300; quartets, M 400, etc.)
M 1000 Orchestra
M 1495-2199 Vocal music
M 1500-1508 Opera and musicals
M 1530-1609 Secular choral
M 1611-1624 Secular vocal
M 1999-2199 Sacred vocal & choral
M 2000-2003 Oratorios
M 2010-2013 Masses, requiems, etc.
Library of Congress subject headings are used to describe books and music.
Find music scores in the library using Library Search (search box to the left). Hints:
Note about scores from free sites: Most are in the public domain (no longer under copyright), and were published before 1923. The library may have newer editions in print.
These are generally the most authoritative editions of a composer's works. They are shelved at M 3.
To find a work in the editions: find the composer's biography in Grove Music Online (in Oxford Music Online) and go to the list of works. It usually indicates in which volume of the edition(s) a work appears.
Access to Oxford Music Online is under the Dictionaries & Encyclopedias tab above.
Composers' thematic catalogs (Ref ML134) may also have this information.