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Music Subject Guide: Flute

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 flute music and works about the flute.

Call numbers for flute

M 60 –  M 64 Music for solo clarinet (unaccompanied)
M 240 – M 244 Music for clarinet and keyboard instrument
M 288 – M 289

Duets for two wind instruments (e.g. 2 flutes; flute & clarinet)

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 (e.g. 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 for winds
M 1020 Flute with orchestra
M 1021 Flute with orchestra – piano reduction
M 1120 Flute with string orchestra
M 1121 Flute with string orchestra – piano reduction
MT 340 – MT 348 Instruction, Study & Teaching Materials for Flute
ML 935 – ML 937 Books about the flute & piccolo and their music
ML 128 .F6 Flute bibliographies (check the reference shelves first)
ML 27 .U5 N28 Current journal for flute (The Flutist Quarterly)

Subject headings for flute

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