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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

Call numbers are for both trumpet and cornet.

M85--M89            Solo trumpet

M260--M261        Trumpet & piano

M355--M359        Trios, wind instruments

M455--M459         Quartets, wind instruments

M555--M559         Quintets, wind instruments

M1030                  Solo horn & orchestra (full score)

M1031                   Solo horn & piano (piano reduction)

M1130                   Solo horn & string orchestra (full score)

M1131                   Solo horn & piano (piano reduction)

Call Numbers for Books

Call numbers are for both trumpet and cornet.

ML960       Trumpet (general studies, history, etc.)

ML961       Trumpet (construction & repair)

MT440       Trumpet (general instruction & study)

MT442--MT444       Trumpet (systems & methods, teaching pieces, instructive editions)

​MT445       Trumpet (studies & exercises)

MT446       Trumpet (orchestral excerpts)

MT448       Trumpet (self-instructors)

MT452       Bugle

MT456       Posthorn

Call Number Browse Search

If you already know the call number of the genre or medium you are looking for, follow 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, MT440, and you'll retrieve books about trumpet 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 trumpet and various instruments:

For example, browse Suites trumpet and you'll also see:
   Suites (Trumpet and piano)
   Suites (Trumpet with orchestra)

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.

Brass quintets
Brass trios
Concertos (Trumpet)
Trumpet music  use for solo trumpet music
Trumpet and piano music
Rondos (Trumpet)
Sonatas (Trumpet)
Suites (Trumpet)
Variations (Trumpet)
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 trumpet with different subheadings:

   Trumpet -- Construction
   Trumpet -- History
   Trumpet -- Instruction and study
   Trumpet -- Methods
   Trumpet -- Orchestral excerpts
   Trumpet players