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Music: Percussion

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Percussion Scores and Books

Sheet Music

 M146 – Unaccompanied drum music (this includes timpani, drum set, side drum, and works for two or  more percussion instruments to be played by one performer)

M147 – Unaccompanied glockenspiel music

M175.X6 – Unaccompanied xylophone, marimba, or vibraphone music

 M284.D8 – Collections of drum and piano music

M284.P4 – Collections of works for one percussionist playing multiple instruments

M284.T4 – Collections of timpani and piano music

M284.X9 – Collections for keyboard instrument AND piano music

M285.D8 – Single piece of drum and piano music

M285.P4 – Single piece for one percussionist playing multiple instruments

M285.T5 – Single piece for timpani and piano

M285.X9 – Single piece for keyboard instrument AND piano music

 M385 – Single piece for three instruments, including at least one percussionist

 

 Call numbers between M400-999 follow the pattern established at M385.

The first digit indicates the number of performers and the last two the instrumentation. 

Example: M585 – First digit is 5, so 5 musicians needed.  Last two digits are 35, so instrumentation is any combination of instruments, including at least one percussionist.

 

M1039 – Percussion concertos with piano reduction (originally full orchestra)

M1039.4.X9 – Keyboard instruments concertos with piano reduction (originally full orchestra)

M1139 – Percussion concertos with piano reduction (originally string orchestra)

M1139.4.X9 – Keyboard instruments concertos with piano reduction (originally string orchestra)

MT655 – Percussion techniques/instruction

MT655.4 – Percussion orchestral excerpts

MT660 – Timpani techniques/instruction

MT660.4 – Timpani excerpts

MT662 – Drums (bass drum, snare drum, etc.) techniques/instruction

MT662.4 – Drum orchestral excerpts

MT719 – Keyboard instrument techniques/instruction

MT719.4 – Keyboard instrument orchestral excerpts

 

Books

ML102.P4 – Percussion dictionaries/encyclopedias

ML128.P23 – Percussion bibliographies

ML1030-1049 – History and criticism of percussion instruments

 

Suggestions

Selected Books of Interest