Douglass Library is home to Rutgers University New Brunswick's musical score collection. You can browse the scores on the shelf through the Library of Congress cataloging system, outlined below for music.
In general, instrumental music is organized by the number of performing forces needed:
Scores that begin with M5-M199 generally need one performer.
Scores that begin with M200, need two performers
Scores that begin with M300, need three performers
Scores that begin with M900, need nine performers
Scores from M1000-1366 need more than nine performers and are generally organized by genre or ensemble type
Vocal music is divided between sacred and secular music.
Etudes and other instructional materials can be found in MT170-MT810.
M1-1.A15 Music printed or copied in manuscript in the United States or the colonies before 1860
M2-2.3 Musical sources
M3-3.3 Collected works of individual composers
M5-1480 Instrumental music
M6-175.5 One solo instrument
M176 Motion picture music
M176.5 Radio and television music
M177-990 Two or more solo instruments
M1100-1160 String orchestra
M1350-1366 Other ensembles
M1375-1420 Instrumental music for children
M1470-1480 Aleatory music. Electronic music. Mixed media
M1490 Music printed or copied in manuscript before 1700
M1495-2199 Vocal music
M1497-1998 Secular vocal music
M1500-1527.8 Dramatic music
M1528-1529.5 Two or more solo voices
M1611-1624.8 One solo voice
M1625-1626 Recitations with music
M1627-1853 Folk, national and ethnic music
M1900-1985 Songs of specific groups or on specific topics
M1990-1998 Secular vocal music for children
M1999-2199 Sacred vocal music
M2000-2007 Dramatic music
M2010-2017.6 Choral services, etc.
M2018-2019.5 Two or more solo voices
M2102-2114.8 One solo voice
M2115-2146 Hymnals. Hymn collections
M2147-2188 Liturgy and ritual
M2190-2196 Sacred vocal music for children
M2198-2199 Popular religious and devotional music
MT170-810 Instrumental Techniques (aka etude books)
Many physical scores are available outside of Rutgers University Libraries. Use the links below to search for and request them to be delivered to you through the libraries.
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