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Finding Popular Songs: Browsing the Stacks

This guide will help you locate popular songs in printed music and on recordings.


No particular song in mind? If you wish to browse in the popular music sections, these call number ranges may be useful.  The stack areas are on the 2nd floor of the Music and Performing Arts Library. 

                   M1630.18-popular music of the U.S.

                   M1741.18-popular music of Great Britain

                   M1503-piano-vocal scores of musicals and operas, in order by composer

                   M1507-M1508-excerpts from musicals and operas

                   M1527.2-motion picture music

                   M1527.7-television music

                   M1977.W4-Wedding songs


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Subjects: Dance, Music, Theatre