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LC Classification Schedule
ML - Literature on Music

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1 - 5
Periodicals. Serials
1
United States
4
Foreign - through 1800
5
Foreign - from 1801
12 - 21
Dictionaries. Almanacs
32 - 33
Institutions
35 - 38
Festivals. Congresses
40 - 44
Programs
48 - 54.8
Librettos
90
Writings of musicians
93 - 97
Manuscripts, autographs, etc.
100 - 109
Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
111 - 158
Bibliography
113 - 118
International
120
National
132
Graded lists, by medium
135
Manuscripts
136 - 158
Catalogs
159 - 3775
History and Criticism
162 - 169
Special periods - Ancient
170 - 190
Special periods - Medieval
193 - 197
Special periods - from 1600
198 - 239
By region or country - America
240 - 325
By region or country - Europe
330 - 345
By region or country - Asia
350 - 350.5
By region or country - Africa
385 - 429
Biography
430 - 455
Composition
460 - 1354
Instruments and instrumental music
475 - 486
By region or country - America
489 - 522
By region or country - Europe
525 - 541
By region or country - Asia
544
By region or country - Africa
550 - 649
Instruments - Organ
650 - 747
Instruments - Piano, clavichord, etc.
750 - 927
Instruments - String
930 - 990
Instruments - Wind
1000 - 1018
Instruments - Plectral
1030 - 1040
Instruments - Percussion
1050 - 1055
Instruments - Mechanical and others
1100 - 1165
Chamber music
1200 - 1270
Orchestral music
1300 - 1354
Band music
1400 - 3275
Vocal music
1500 - 1554
Choral music
1600 - 2881
Secular vocal music
2900 - 3275
Sacred vocal music
3300 - 3354
Program music
3400 - 3465
Dance music
3545 - 3775
National music
3800 - 3923
Philosophy and physics of music
3845 - 3877
Aesthetics
3880 - 3923
Criticism
3928 - 3930
Literature for children

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