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Browsing the Shelves
Because printed music and books are classified--i.e., grouped with similar items on the shelves--browsing can be an effective method for finding material. Look on the shelves under the following numbers.
- 76 & 79 = Ensembles of solo voices, secular and sacred
- 82 = Masses
- 86 = Secular choruses (part-songs, madrigals, etc.)
- 87 = Sacred choruses
- 88 = Large sacred choral works
- 89 = Large secular choral works
- ML1500 = History of choral music
- MT875 = Choral singing
Using the Catalog
FINDING INFORMATION about choral music and genres:
Do a SUBJECT search in ASU's Library Catalog, using singular form of term.
- Choral music
- Church music
Consult the indexes and bibliography on choral music in major periodicals in the Reference Collection.
- Music Ref ML 128 .C48 C45 (and C451 and C5 1982)
FINDING PRINTED MUSIC or RECORDINGS:
Perform a SUBJECT search in ASU's Library Catalog using an authorized term or phrase from Library of Congress
- Sacred choruses
FINDING A SPECIFIC WORK:
Options in ASU's Library Catalog:
- Do a TITLE search for a distinctive title; use original language if known, and ignore initial articles.
- Do an AUTHOR search under composer's last name, first name. Arrangement of a composer's works is by UNIFORM TITLE; you can jump to the title you need (distinctive title, or form) or browse through the list and follow the cross-references.
Finding Books - Short Thin
The catalog provides access to the library holdings of Appalachian State University (books, movies, music scores, music CDs, government documents, audiobooks, and more).