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Sacred Music and Hymnology: Subject Headings

Call Number Ranges

Both the Dewey and Library of Congress Classification systems have specific ranges that can be helpful to browse through when you're scouting resources on hymns and hymnology. Almost any library will use one or the other of these systems, and some use both! Browse the shelves in these areas:

Scores: Library of Congress

Sacred Music M1999-2199


Dramatic music M2000-2007
Choral services, etc. M2010-2017.6
Two or more solo voices M2012-2114.8
Hymnals. Hymn collections M2115-2146
Liturgy and ritual M2147-2188
Sacred vocal music for children M2190-2196
Popular religious and devotional music M2198-2199

Books: Library of Congress

Religious aspects of sacred music ML3921-3921.8
Hymns, Bibliography ML128 .H8
Hymns, Dictionaries ML120 .H95
Hymns, History and criticism ML3086

Books: Dewey

Sacred music 783
Hymns 782.27
Hymns, texts of 245

Subject Guide

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