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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 Number for Scores

M95--M99             Solo tuba

M264--M265         Tuba and piano

‚ÄčM355--M359         Trios, wind instruments

M455--M459         Quartets, wind instruments

M555--M559         Quintets, wind instruments

M1034 .T8            Solo tuba & orchestra (full score)

M1035 .T8            Solo tuba & piano (piano reduction)

M1134 .T8            Solo tuba & string orchestra (full score)

M1135 .T8            Solo tuba & piano (piano reduction)

Call Numbers for Books

ML970       Tuba (general studies, history, etc.)

ML971       Tuba (construction & repair)

MT480       Tuba (general instruction & study)

MT482       Tuba (systems & methods)

MT483       Tuba (teaching pieces)

MT484       Tuba (instructive editions)

MT485       Tuba (studies & exercises)

MT486       Tuba (orchestral excerpts)

MT488       Tuba (Self-instructors)

MT496--MT496.8       Baritone. Euphonium

MT497        Contrabass tuba, helicon, etc.

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, MT485, and you'll retrieve studies and exercises for tuba.

Subject Headings for Scores & Recordings

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

For example, browse Suites tuba and you'll also see:
   Suites (Tuba and piano)
   Suites (Tubas (3))

and other headings.

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

and other headings.

Additional subject headings to browse:
   Brass quintets
   Brass trios
   Concertos (Tuba) 
   Tuba music  use for solo tuba music
   Tuba and piano music   
   Sonatas (Tuba)
   Variations (Tuba)
   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 tuba with different subheadings:

Will also retrieve
   Tuba -- Bibliography
   Tuba -- History
   Tuba -- Instruction and study
and others.