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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

M90--M94            Solo trombone

M260--M261        Horn & piano

M355--M359       Trios, wind instruments

M455--M459        Quartets, wind instruments

M555--M559        Quintets, wind instruments

M1032                  Solo trombone & orchestra (full score)

M1033                  Solo trombone & piano (piano reduction)

M1132                  Solo trombone & string orchestra (full score)

M1133                  Solo trombone & piano (piano reduction)

Call Numbers for Books

ML965       Trombone (general studies, history, etc.)

ML966       Trombone (construction & repair)

MT460       Trombone (general instruction & study)

MT462--MT464       Trombone (systems & methods, teaching pieces, instructive editions)

​MT465       Trombone (studies & exercises)

MT466       Trombone (orchestral excerpts)

MT468       Trombone (self-instructors)

MT472-MT472.8     Bass trombone. Contrabass trombone

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, MT460, and you'll retrieve books about trombone 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 trombone and various instruments:

For example, browse Suites trombone and you'll also see:
   Suites (Trombone with orchestra)
   Suites (Trombones (8))

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:
   Bass trombone
   Brass quintets
   Brass trios (Horn, trombone, trumpet)
   Concertos (Trombone)
   Sonatas (Trombone)
   Suites (trombone)
   Trombone music  use for solo trombone music
   Wind quintets

Subject Headings for Books & Pedagogical Materials

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

   Trombone -- Bibliography
   Trombone -- Construction
   Trombone -- History
   Trombone -- Instruction and study
   Trombone -- Methods
   Trombone -- Orchestral excerpts