Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Music Literature

Levels of Collecting Intensity

Call no. range Subject Level Comments  
ML 1 Periodicals, U.S. 3b Includes print & online  
       
ML 4 Periodicals before 1800 1 Online only
       
ML 5 Periodicals, foreign after 1800 3b Includes print & online  
       
ML 12-21 Directories 2  
       
ML 25-28 Publications of societies 3  
       
ML 29-31 Music foundations 2  
       
ML 32-38 Publications of institutions & festivals 1    
         
ML 40-46 Programs, advertisements, scrap books 0    
         
ML 47-54 Librettos 3b    
         
ML 55-60 Collected literary works 3a    
         
ML 62-85 Special topics 3a    
         
ML 86-89 Musical ironography 2    
         
ML 90 Writings of musicians 3a    
         
ML 93-96 Musical paleography 1    
         
ML96.4-96.5 Facsimiles 2    
         
ML 97 Catalogs of Collectors, dealers, etc 0    
         
ML 100-109 Dictionaries, encyclopedias 3b    
         
ML 111-134 Music bibliography 4    
         
ML 135-155 Catalogs      
         
ML 156-158 Discography 3a    
         
ML 159 History before 1800 3b    
         
ML 160-161 History after 1800 3b    
         
ML 162-169 Antiquity, history & criticism 2    
         
ML 170-190 Medieval, Renaissance, hist & crit. 3b    
         
ML 193 General historical works 2    
         
ML 194 Seventeenth-century music; hist & crit. 3b    
         
ML 195 Eighteenth-century music; hist & crit. 3b    
         
ML 196 Nineteenth-century music; hist & crit. 3b    
         
ML 197 Twentieth-century music; history & criticism 3b    
         
ML 198-239 American music; hist & crit. (includes Canada, Lat. Am. 3b for U.S., 3a for others  
         
ML 246-325 Europe-hist. & crit. 3b    
         
ML 330-345 Asia- hist. & crit. 3a    
         
ML 350 Africa, hist. & crit. 3a    
         
ML 360 Australia 2    
         
ML 385-429 Biographies 3b ML 410 composer biogs at 4  
         
ML 430-455 Composition 3a    
         
ML 457 Conducting 3a    
         
ML 459 Periodicals; societies; serials 2 Most in ML 1, ML 5  
         
ML 460-1092 Musical Instruments 3a Piano, strings at 3b  
         
ML 1100-1165 Chamber music 3a    
         
ML 1200-1270 Orchestral music 3b    
         
ML 1300-1354 Band music 3a    
         
ML 1400-1460 Vocal music 3b    
         
ML 1500-1554 Choral music 3b    
         
ML 1600-2881 Secular vocal music 3a    
         
ML 2900-3275 Sacred vocal music 3a    
         
ML 3000-3465 Program music 2    
         
ML 3469-3537 Popular music 3a    
         
ML 3545 National music (general) 2    
         
ML 3549 America (general) 2  
       
ML 3550-3563 US & Canada 3a  
       
ML 3565-3575 Latin America 2b  
       
ML 3580-3730 Europe 2b  
       
ML 3740-3758 Asia 2  
       
ML 3760 Africa 2  
       
ML 3770-3775 Oceania, Australia 1  
       
ML 3776 Jewish music 2     Much is under specific composers  
       
ML 3780 Trade, labor, sea, hunting songs 1    
         
ML 3785 Music journalism 2    
         
ML 3790 Musical life 2    
         
ML 3797 Musicology 3a    
         
ML 3798-3799 Ethnomusicology 3a    
         
ML 3800-3923 Philosophy & physics of music 2 Music therapy at (ML 3919-3923) 3a  
         
ML 3930 Literature on music for children 2    
         
MT 1 Theory of musical instruction & study 3b    
         
MT 2-5 History & criticism 3b  
       
MT 6-18 Music theory 3b  
       
MT 20-34 Special methods of instruction & study 2b    
         
MT 35-38 Notation, dictation, ear training 3a    
         
MT 40-67 Composition 3b    
         
MT 68 Improvisation 2    
         
MT 70-84 Orchestration 3b    
         
MT 85-89 Conducting, organization of groups 3b    
         
MT 90-155 Analysis, appreciation 3a    
         
MT 165 Tuning 2    
         
MT 170-810 Instrumental techniques 2-3a Strings, woods, keyboard 3a; Guitar, etc. 2; see also Music score policy  
         
MT 820-893 Singing and voice culture 3a See also music score policy.  
         
MT 898-949 Techniques for children 2    
         
MT 950 Music for ballet and dance instruction 0    
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