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Brass Pedagogy

Resources for brass pedagogy.

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Steve Henry

Call Numbers to Know

A piece of material is assigned a call number according to the Library of Congress Classification Outline. Class M is for music. Below are some of the most useful call numbers to know.

Solo instrument:

  • Horn: M80-84
  • Trumpet: M85-89
  • Trombone: M90-94
  • Tuba: M95-99

Solo with piano:

  • Horn: M255-259
  • Trumpet: M260-261
  • Trombone: M262-263
  • Tuba: M264-265

Two wind instruments: M288-289

One wind and one stringed instrument: M290-M291

One wind and one plucked instrument: M296-297

Piano trios: M315-319

Wind trios: M355-359

Brass trios: M357.4

Wind quartets: M455-459

Wind quintets: M555-559

Solo instrument with orchestra:

  • Horn: M1028-1029
  • Trumpet: M1030-1031
  • Trombone: M1032-1033
  • Tuba: M1034.T8

Bibliography: ML112.8-158.8

Wind instrument techniques: MT339-533

Systems and methods: MT20-34

How to Browse the Shelf in the Online Catalog

Did you know that there are two different interfaces to search the UMD catalog?

There is this Worldcat interface that you are probably familiar with:

Performing a basic search using Worldcat.

And there is the "Classic Catalog" interface:

Performing a basic search using the Classic Catalog.

In order to search by call number and browse items that are on the shelf electronically you will need to use the Classic Catalog.

By using the Classic Catalog you can immediately narrow your search to call numbers:

Selecting the call number search option on the Classic Catalog.

Here is what the search results look like when searching the call number range M237-238:

The results of a call number search using the Classic Catalog.