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Music Subject Guide: Bassoon

Browsing by Call Number

Browsing the shelves by the appropriate “LC” call number can be an effective way to explore our printed music collections and our books about music and musical instruments. Here are some classification numbers you will want to know about.

Searching the Catalogue by Subject Heading

Another good way to explore is to search the library catalogue by subject. Here are a few examples of useful subject headings for bassoon music and works about the bassoon.

Call numbers for bassoon

M 75 – M 79 Music for solo bassoon (unaccompanied)
M 253 – M 254 Music for bassoon and keyboard instrument
M 288 – M 289

Duets for two wind instruments (e.g. 2 bassoons; oboe & bassoon)

M 315 – M 319 Trios for two wind instruments with keyboard (e.g. trio sonatas)
M 357.2 Trios for woodwind instruments (original compositions)
M 358 – M 359 Trio arrangements for winds
M 457.2 Woodwind Quartets (any combination)
M 458 – M 459 Quartet arrangements for winds
M 557 Wind quintets (incl. flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon)
M 558 – M 559 Quintet arrangments fo rwinds
M 1026 Bassoon with orchestra
M 1027 Bassoon with orchestra – piano reduction
M 1126 Bassoon with string orchestra
M 1127 Bassoon with string orchestra – piano reduction
MT 339 Instruction, Study & Teaching Materials for Woodwinds (general)
MT 400 – MT 415 Instruction, Study & Teaching Materials for Bassoon
ML 950 – ML 953 Books about the bassoon and bassoon music
ML 931 .D68 Current journal for bassoon and oboe (The Double Reed)

Subject headings for bassoon

For unaccompanied solo music Bassoon Music
  Sonatas (Bassoon)
  Suites (Bassoon)
For bassoon with piano Bassoon and piano music
  Bassoon and piano music, arranged
  Concertos (Bassoon) – Solo with piano
  Sonatas (Bassoon and piano)
For ensembles including bassoon Bassoon music (Bassoons (2))
  Woodwind trios (Bassoons (3))
  Woodwind trios (Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe)
  Wind quintets (Bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe)
For materials on the study & teaching of the bassoon Bassoon – Methods
  Bassoon – Orchestral excerpts
  Bassoon – Studies and exercises
For books about the bassoon and its music: Bassoon
  Bassoon – Construction
  Bassoon – History