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Musical Score call numbers

Musical score call numbers (DIckinson Classification system)

Created by George Sherman Dickinson, the Dickinson Classification system is a DECIMAL system.  This is different than the Library of Congress System, which is used for book materials at Vassar and utilizes cardinal numbers.

*All oversized musical scores are shelved on the ground floor of the Music Library, beginning near the stairwell.*

Did you know that you can search by Dickinson score call number in the Vassar Libraries' Online Catalog?

Select the  he advanced search option and selec to search the "Holdings call number:" field.

0 Miscellaneous: Collections, facsimiles, monuments, collected works, methods

Did you know that you can

Did you know that you can search by Dickinson score call number in the Vassar Libraries' Online Catalog?

Select the  he advanced search option and selec to search the "Holdings call number:" field.

00

miscellaneous collections, instrumental and vocal, several composers

001 miscellaneous collections, instrumental, several composers
007 miscellaneous collections, vocal or choral, several composers
01

monuments, historical sets

015 miscellaneous historical collections representing an overview of music history
04 facsimiles
05 collected works of one composer
053 notebooks or sketchbooks and studies of one composer
06 partial collections, several classes, one composer
063 works for unspecified instruments
07 methods, tutors, etc.
0711-0746 instrumental
0758 jazz
077 vocal solo
078 choral

1 Keyboard instruments (solo and ensemble)

1 miscellaneous keyboard collections
11 piano, harpsichord, clavichord, virginal, etc. (not organ)
117 piano technics
12 piano ensemble
15 organ and harmonium
16 organ ensemble
17 mixed keyboard ensemble

2 Bowed string instruments (alone, or with piano or continuo accompaniment)

2 miscellaneous collections
21 violin and piano
210 violin alone
21019 violin and continuo =01 continuo arr. for keyboard
217 violin technics
22 viola and piano
22019 viola and continuo =01 continuo arr. for keyboard
227 Viola technics
23 cello and piano
230 cello alone
23019 cello and continuo =01 continuo arr. for keyboard
237 cello technics
24 double bass and piano
240 double bass alone
24019 double bass with continuo =01 continuo arr. for keyboard
247 double bass technics

3 Wind instruments (alone, or with piano or continuo accompaniment)

3 miscellaneous collections
31 flute (piccolo, recorder) and piano
310 flute (piccolo, recorder) alone
31019 flute (piccolo, recorder) and continuo =01    continuo arr. for keyboard
317 flute technics, including orchestra studies
32 oboe (English horn) and piano
320 oboe (English horn) alone
32019 oboe (English horn) and continuo =01    continuo arr. for keyboard
327 oboe (English horn) technics, including orchestra studies
33 clarinet and piano
330 clarinet alone
337 clarinet technics, including orchestra studies
34 bassoon and piano
340 bassoon alone
34019 bassoon and continuo   =01    continuo arr. for keyboard
347 bassoon technics, including orchestra studies
35 horn and piano
350 horn alone
357 horn technics, including orchestra studies
36 trumpet and piano
37 trombone and piano
382 tuba and piano
3820 tuba alone
384 saxophone and piano
3840 saxophone alone

4 Plectral, percussion, and electric instruments

41 harp alone
412 harp ensemble
417 harp technics
43 guitar
44 banjo 
45 other plectral instruments, including lute
46 percussion instruments
463 chimes, bells, glockenspiel
47 mechanical instruments (music boxes, musical clocks, etc.)
48 special instruments including electric and electronic
49 electronic music; musique concrete

5 Chamber ensembles

5    miscellaneous collections
51     keyboard, bowed string, wind, percussion (any combination of 4 families including keyboard, or all 5 families)
52     bowed string
52019     bowed string with continuo
521     bowed string ensembles with keyboard
53     wind
53019     wind with continuo
531     wind with keyboard
54     plectral string with percussion
541     plectral string with keyboard
542     plectral string with bowed string
543     plectral string with wind
5431     plectral string with wind and keyboard
546     percussion ensemble
55      bowed string with wind
551     bowed string, wind, keyboard
554     bowed string, wind, plectral
5546     bowed string, wind, percussion
56     bowed string, wind, plectral string, percussion
57     chamber ensembles with vocal parts
58     unspecified instrumentation
59     chamber music for instruments of the 18th century and earlier

 

6 Orchestral ensemble (including band, concertos)

6 miscellaneous collections
61 full orchestra
62 string orchestra
63 band or wind orchestra
65 chamber orchestra
661 piano with orchestra   =01   accompaniment arranged for piano
6615 organ with orchestra =01       accompaniment arranged for piano
662 violin with orchestra =01         accompaniment arranged for piano
6622 viola with orchestra =01         accompaniment arranged for piano
6623 cello with orchestra =01        accompaniment arranged for piano
6631 flute with orchestra =01       accompaniment arranged for piano
6632 oboe with orchestra  =01        accompaniment arranged for piano
6633 clarinet with orchestra  =01        accompaniment arranged for piano
6634 bassoon with orchestra  =01        accompaniment arranged for piano
6635 horn with orchestra =01        accompaniment arranged for piano
6636 trumpet with orchestra =01        accompaniment arranged for piano
6637 trombone with orchestra  =01        accompaniment arranged for piano
66382 tuba with orchestra  =01        accompaniment arranged for piano

6 (CONTINUED)

66384 saxophone with orchestra =01      accompaniment arranged for piano
664 harp with orchestra =01      accompaniment arranged for piano
6643 guitar with orchestra =01      accompaniment arranged for piano
6646 percussion with orchestra =01      accompaniment arranged for piano
665 concerti grossi
666 double, triple, etc. concerti with dissimilar soloists
67 special orchestral ensembles
68 combinations with incidental chorus, with or without vocal soli

7 Voice solo and solo ensemble (including folk songs)

7 miscellaneous collections
71 secular vocal solo, accompanied by piano or other solo instrument
710 secular vocal solo, unaccompanied
71019 secular vocal solo with continuo
7105 secular vocal solo with chamber ensemble =01    accompaniment arr. for piano
7106 secular vocal solo with orchestra =01    accompaniment arr. for piano
715 secular solo cantatas
717 technics, solfeggi, vocalises, sight-singing materials
72 secular vocal ensemble, accompaniment for solo instrument
720 secular vocal ensemble, unaccompanied
7205 secular vocal ensemble with chamber ensemble
7206 secular vocal ensemble with orchestra
725 secular cantatas, solo vocal ensemble
73 college and school songs
74 folk and national music and patriotic music    (subdivided geographically)
75 sacred vocal solo with single instrument accompaniment
7505 sacred vocal solo with chamber ensemble
7506 sacred vocal solo with orchestra
76 sacred vocal ensemble with single instrument accompaniment
7605 sacred vocal ensemble with chamber ensemble
7606 sacred vocal ensemble with orchestra
78 vocal solo or solo ensemble, arranged by poet
79 secular monodic song (early Greek, songs of minstrelry, etc.)

8 Choral and solo-choral ensemble

8 miscellaneous collections
81 secular choral works, more than one movement
810 secular choral works, more than one movement, unaccompanied
814 secular choral works for chorus, soli, and narrator
82 single secular choruses and collections
820 single secular choruses and collections, unaccompanied
827 choral technics
85 sacred choral works, more than one movement
850 sacred choral works, more than one movement, unaccompanied
86 single sacred choruses and collections
860 single sacred choruses and collections, unaccompanied
87 liturgical choral works (requiems, masses, communion services)
870 liturgical choral works, unaccompanied
88 congregational songs (hymns, chorales, etc.) subdivided by religions
882 carols, all seasons
89 plainchant, subdivided by religions  

9 Dramatic ensembles (operas, musicals, motion picture music, ballet, incidental music)

9 miscellaneous collections
91 operas and musicals
91=01 operas and musicals, vocal scores
92 scenes, cantatas designed for stage presentation
935 music for motion pictures and for television
95 ballets
97 incidental music to dramas, masques, pageants, pantomimes, etc.
978 pasticcios, ballad operas
99 forerunners of opera and ballet (to 1800)
996 madrigal opera; dramatic or comedy madrigals