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Piano Resources: Piano Overview

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to the piano in the Music Library.


This is a guide to locating information and materials related to the piano. It is not a complete bibliography, but rather indicates key resources and types of materials that may be useful when seeking information in this area. All listed items are available in the Music Library.

Subject Headings

The following are a few examples of subject headings related to the piano which you may find useful when searching or browsing in Mirlyn. Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.

For scores and recordings:

For books:

Call Numbers for Browsing

The following are selected call number ranges where piano materials may be found. For call numbers of specific items, consult Mirlyn.

M 21 piano music collections, multiple composers
M 22 piano music collections, one composer
M 23 sonatas
M 24 suites
M 25 pieces
M 26 piano, one-hand
M 27 variations
M 30-32 dances
M 32.8-39 arrangements and transcriptions
M 200-212 piano duets
M 214-215 two-piano works
M 311-312 piano trios
M 411-412 piano quartets
M 511-512 piano quintets
M 1010 solo piano with orchestra (full scores)
M 1011 solo piano with orchestra (two-piano versions)
M 1110 solo piano with string orchestra (full scores)
M 1111 solo piano with string orchestra (two-piano versions)
ML 128 .P3 piano bibliographies
ML 397 collective biographies of pianists
ML 417 individual biographies of pianists
ML 650-697 history of the piano, piano construction
ML 700-747 piano music and piano playing
MT 220-252 piano instruction and study
Z 6814 .P6 piano bibliographies

Music Library Contact

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3239 Moore Building - School of Music
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Music Library Contact

Kristen Castellana
Music Library
3239 Moore Building
(734) 764-2512