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Music Subject Guide: Clarinet

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 clarinet music and works about the clarinet.

Call numbers for clarinet

M 70 –  M 74 Music for solo clarinet (unaccompanied)
M 248 – M 252 Music for clarinet and keyboard instrument
M 288 – M 289

Duets for two wind instruments (e.g. clarinet duets)

M 357.2 Trios for woodwind instruments (original compositions)
M 358 – M 359 Trio arrangements for winds
M 457.2 Woodwind Quartets (e.g. clarinet quartets)
M 458 – M 459 Quartet arrangements for winds
M 557 Wind quintets (incl. flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon)
M 558 – M 559 Quintet arrangments for winds
M 1024 Clarinet with orchestra
M 1025 Clarinet with orchestra – piano reduction
M 1124 Clarinet with string orchestra
M 1125 Clarinet with string orchestra – piano reduction
MT 380 – MT 392 Instruction, Study & Teaching Materials for Clarinet
ML 945 – ML 948 Books about the Clarinet
ML 128 .C58 Clarinet bibliographies (check the reference shelves first)
ML 1 .C787 Current journal for clarinet (The Clarinet)

Subject headings for clarinet

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