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Dewey Decimal Classification for Music in the Newton Free Library

DDC NUMBERS                        SUBJECT HEADINGS

Dramatic Music                782

Ballets                                                782.95     Ballets

Cantatas (Secular)                           782.82     Cantatas, Secular

Cantatas (Sacred)                             782.4       Cantatas, Sacred

Film Music                                        782.85     Motion picture music              

Musical Shows (Broadway)        782.81     Musicals

Musical Shows (Film version)    782.85     Motion picture music

Operas                                                782.1       Operas

Oratorios (Secular & Sacred)      782.82     Oratorios

Oratorios (Sacred)                          783.3       Oratorios

Television Music                           782.85     Television music                                                                                                    

Sacred Music                    783

Chants                                               783.5       Chants

Christmas Carols                            783.65     Carols

Christmas Music                            783.65     Christmas music

Choruses                                          783.4       Choruses [types of voices]

Gospel Music                      783.7       Gospel music

Hymns                                              783.7       Hymns

Masses                                             783.22     Masses    

Oratorios (Sacred)                        783.3       Oratorios

Requiems                                        783.2       Requiems

Spirituals                                       783.67     Spirituals (Songs)

Synagogue Music                       783.2       Synagogue music

Voice and Vocal Music           784

Ballads USA                               784.4       Ballads, English -- United States

Barbershop Singing                 784.5       Barbershop quartets

Bluegrass Music                       784.52     Bluegrass music

Choral Works                            784.2       Choruses [by groups of voices]

Country Music                         784.52     Country music

Folk Music                                784.7+     Folk music -- [by country]

Folk Music USA                      784.4       Folk music -- United States

Folk Songs                                784.7+     Folk songs, [by lang. or country]

Folk Songs USA                      784.4       Folk songs, English – U.S.

Madrigals                                   784.3       Madrigals, [by culture]

New Age Music                       784.54 or.769   New Age music

Popular Songs                         784.5       Popular music

Rock Music                              784.54     Rock music             

Soul Music                               784.53+   Soul music


Symphonies for Orchestra                     785.11     Symphonies

Marching Bands                                       785.12     Marches (Band)

Orchestra w/ Incidental Vocal Parts   785.2       e.g. Songs [range] with orchestra

Miscellaneous Music for Orchestra    785.3       e.g. Suites (Orchestra)

Dance Music                                             785.41     Dance orchestra music

Jazz Music                                                 785.42     Jazz [dates]

Overtures for Orchestra                         785.5       Overtures

CONCERTOS                     785.6

Piano                                        785.664   Concertos (Piano)

Violin                                       785.671   Concertos (Violin)

Violoncello                            785.673   Concertos (Violoncello)

Trumpet                                   785.681   Concertos (Trumpet)

Flute                                        785.685   Concertos (Flute)

CHAMBER MUSIC                 785.7

Duets                                     785.72+   e.g. Sonatas (Violin and piano)

Trios                                      785.73+   e.g. Piano trios; Trios [instr.]

Quartets                               785.74+   e.g. String quartets; Quartets

Quintets                              785.75+   e.g. String quintets [instr.]

SUITES FOR ORCHESTRA            785.8

Suites                                  785.8       Suites (Orchestra)                                                                             


Browse for music of these instruments, in Dewey Decimal order of priority.

Keyboard         Instrumental Music              786

Piano                                 786.4 

Harpsichord                    786.4

Organ                                786.6 and 786.8

String Instrumental Music            787

Violin                               787.1

Viola                                 787.2

Violoncello                    787.3

Double ba                       787.4

Harp                                 787.5

Guitar                              787.6

Banjo                               787.7

Zither                               787.8

Other plectral instruments    787.9

Wind Instrumental Music       788

Trumpet, cornet, bugle                           788.1

Trombone                                                  788.2

Horns and brass wind instruments    788.4

                French horn                              788.41

                Tuba and other bass horns   788.48

Flute Group                                             788.5

                Flute, piccolo, fife                  788.51

                Recorder                                   788.53                                                    

Single-reed instruments                      788.6

                Clarinet                                    788.62

                Saxophone                              788.66

Double-reed instruments                   788.7

                Oboe, English horn            788.7

                Bassoon                                 788.8

Percussion, Mechanical, Electrical      789

Timpani, drums, tambourine, tom-tom     789.1

Cymbals                                                          789.2

Triangle                                                          789.3

Castanets, maracas, gong, rattle, anvil   789.4

Bells, carillons, chimes                              789.5

Harmonica, glockenspiel, marimba         789.6

Xylophone, vibraphone, celesta             789.6

Mechanical: hand organ, street organ   789.7

Music box                                                     789.8

Electronic                                                     789.9


Newton Free Library Reference Department

Compiled by Cathy Balshone April 2006


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