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Music-Vocal Music Guide

Recommended resources, tools, and tips for study of Vocal Music.

Opera & Oratorio

Featured Video

"Porgi amori" from Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart  / University of Memphis Production

Call Number Ranges for Opera


ML48-50   Libretti
ML1700-1751   History, criticism
ML1800   Serious opera
ML1850   Comic opera
ML1900   Operetta
ML1950   Operas with spoken dialogue - zarzuela, singspiel, ballad opera, etc.
ML3858   Philosophy, physics, aesthetics of opera


M1500   Full scores
M1503   Piano-vocal scores
M1505-1509   Excerpts

Music Library Reference Collection

Browse the reference collection in the music library or search the catalog for call numbers beginning with these classifications.

ML54.6  song texts
ML102.V6  dictionaries and encyclopedias
ML128.S3  bibliographies of songs
ML128.V7  bibliographies concerning vocal music