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Violoncello Music

Classification Numbers for Violoncello Music

M50–M54  Violoncello alone:
     M50      Collections (more than one composer)
     M51      Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M52      Original works: Separate
     M53      Arrangements: Collections (one composer)
     M54      Arrangements: Separate works
 M229–M236  Violoncello with piano accompaniment:
     M229      Collections (more than one composer)
     M230      Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M231      Original works: Sonatas
     M232      Separate works: Suites and variations
     M233      Separate works: Pieces
     M235      Arrangements: Collections (one composer)
     M236      Arrangements: Separate works
 M286–M287  Duets for two string instruments (of all kinds):
     M286      Collections
     M287     Separate works
 M290–M291  Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument
 M294–M295  Duets—one stringed and one plucked instrument
 M310–M314  Piano and two stringed instruments
 M320–M324  Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument
 M330–M334  Piano, one stringed, and one plucked instrument
 M349–M353  Three stringed instruments
 M360–M364  Three stringed and wind instruments
 M370–M374  Three stringed and plucked instruments
 M450  Quartets—Collections (more than one composer and medium)
 M451  Quartets—Collections (more than one composer)
 M452  Quartets—two violins, viola, violoncello
 M452.2  Quartets—four violins
 M452.4  Quartets—other combinations of stringed instruments

Quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).



Concertos and similar pieces:

 M1016  Violoncello with orchestra, full scores
 M1016.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1017  Violoncello with orchestra, piano reductions
 M1116  Violoncello with string orchestra, full scores
 M1116.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1117  Violoncello with string orchestra, piano reductions


Studies and methods:

 MT300  General works
 MT302  Systems and methods
 MT305  Studies and exercises: General works
 MT306  Orchestral studies (excerpts)
 MT307  Bowing
 MT308  Positions
 MT309  Chords
 MT310  Other techniques
 MT312  Two violoncellos
 MT314  Teaching pieces
 MT315  Instructive editions: Two or more composers
 MT317  Instructive editions: One composer
 MT318  Self-instructors

Not all violoncello music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf.Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.


Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)

Solo violoncello music: sonatas (cello); suites (cello); variations (cello); etc.; cello music
Violoncello and piano music: rondos (cello and piano); sonatas (cello and piano); suites (cello and piano); variations (cello and piano); etc.; cello and piano music

cello music (cellos (2))

violin and cello music; flute and cello music; horn and cello music; etc.


string trios [for three bowed instruments]

trios [various combinations of instruments] e.g., trios

(flute, viola, cello), trios (percussion, cellos (2)), trios (guitar, violin, cello)


string quartets [various combinations];

also suites [various combinations of string instruments]; variations [various combinations of string instruments]; etc.

string quartets [mixed string and woodwind, various combinations];

also suites, variations, etc.

Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.

Violoncello and Orchestra: concertos (cello)

concertos (cello) — solo with piano

cello with orchestra

rondos (cello with orchestra), etc.


Classification Numbers for Books about the Violoncello

 Ref. ML128 .V5  Violoncello bibliographies
 ML910  General works
 ML911  Construction
 ML915  Music and playing



Selected Periodicals

(Current issues available in Periodicals on 1st floor)

 The Strad (1890–)  ML5 .S8
 Strings (1986–)  ML1 .S77
 The Violoncello Society, Inc., Newsletter (1971–)  ML1.V56



Selected Internet Resources

 Internet Cello Society
 New Directions Cello Association