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Music: Books

Sources dealing with music by and about women.

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Finding Books

Most of Salem's circulating books on music are shelved on the second floor of the Gramley Library. A limited number are located in the FAC Library. Please check the library location when searching for items in the catalog.

M 1 - 5000          Music

  • 3 - 3.1            Collected Works, individual composers

Instrumental Music

  • 6 - 175           Solo instruments
  • 177 - 190        Music for 2 or more instruments
  • 1000 - 1075    Orchestra

Vocal Music

  • 1497 - 1998    Secular vocal music
  • 1999 - 2199    Sacred vocal music

ML 1 - 3930        Literature on Music

  • 100 - 109        Dictionaries
  • 159 - 3785      History and criticism
  • 3800 - 3920    Philosophical and societal aspects of music

MT 2 - 942               Instruction and Study

  • 5.5 - 7           Music theory
  • 170 - 810       Instrumental techniques
  • 820 - 915       Singing and vocal techniques



The Rudolph Fine Arts Library (RFAL) located in the Elberson Fine Arts Center houses Salem's most current music reference materials in addition to musical recordings and scores and many of the music videos. Gramley Library also maintains a small reference collection in its Reading Room. Please check the library location when looking up items in the catalog.

While the majority of circulating books about music are located on the 2nd floor of the Gramley Library, some are shelved off-site in the Fine Arts Center and must be requested. Please check the item location when searching for books. Representative titles that are frequently consulted are listed below.

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