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Brass Instruments: Call Numbers & Subject Headings

Basic resources for finding information on and music for brass instruments

Call Numbers & Subject Headings

Use the Library of Congress call numbers given below to browse the shelves for books and music; or you can use the  InfoKat Discovery Browse Search.   Set the drop-down menu in the yellow tab to Browse by Library of Congress call numbers. See instructions on browse searching in the box below score and book call number boxes.

When searching online by subject, use the Library of Congress subject headings below in an InfoKat Discovery Subject Browse search or an InfoKat Discovery Advanced Subject search.

Call Numbers for Scores

M80--M84             Solo horn

M255--M259         Horn & piano

M355--M359         Trios, wind instruments

M455--M459         Quartets, wind instruments

M555--M559         Quintets, wind instruments

M1028                   Solo horn & orchestra (full score)

M1029                   Solo horn & piano (piano reduction)

M1128                   Solo horn & string orchestra (full score)

M1129                   Solo horn & piano (piano reduction)

Call Numbers for Books

ML955       Horn (general studies, history, etc.)

ML956       Horn (construction & repair)

MT420       Horn (general instruction & study)

MT422--MT424       Horn (systems & methods, teaching pieces, instructive editions)

​MT425       Horn (studies & exercises)

MT426       Horn (orchestral excerpts)

MT428       Horn (self-instructors)

MT432       Alphorn

Call Number Browse Search

If you already know the call number of the genre or medium you are looking for, try these steps to browse the shelves online:

  • Go to InfoKat Discovery Browse search
  • Set the drop-down menu in the yellow tab to Browse by Library of Congress call numbers
  • Type in a call number, for example, MT420, and you'll retrieve books about horn instruction and study that the library owns.

Subject Headings for Scores & Recordings

InfoKat Discovery Subject Browse--Just type in the following and you'll get a listing of each genre with horn and various instruments:

For example, browse Suites horn and you'll also see:
   Suites (Horn and piano)
   Suites (Horn, trombone, trumpets (2), tuba)

and other headings.

Or, browse Brass quintets to get the following combinations:
   Brass quintets (Horn, trombone, trumpets (2), tuba)
   Brass quintets (Horn, trombones (2), trumpets (2))

and other headings.

Additional subject headings to browse:
   Brass quintets
   Brass trios
   Concertos (Horn) 
   Horn music  use for solo horn music
   Horn and piano music
   Rondos (Horn)
   Sonatas (Horn)
   Suites (Horn) 
   Variations (Horn)
   Wind quintets

Subject Headings for Books & Pedagogical Materials

Type the following search terms in InfoKat Discovery Subject Browse and you'll get a listing of books about the horn with different subheadings:

Horn (Musical instrument)
Will also retrieve
   Horn (Musical instrument) -- History
   Horn (Musical instrument) -- Instruction and study
   Horn (Musical instrument) -- Orchestral excerpts
and others.