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Music Resources - Vocal, Choral, and Opera: Getting Started

This guide is a compilation of resources to assist in study of vocal arts. The subject tabs will direct you to external links and specific scores, books, dissertations, recordings, videos, streaming audio and video and databases available to you at Northw

Bienen School of Music

Dead Man Walking - 2015

Finding Books

Can't Find it @ NUL?

UBorrow allows you to search for and request an item in real time from nearby CIC institutions with a guaranteed 12-week loan if NUL does not own it or it is currently checked out.

For other materials that are not available via Northwestern, be sure to search WorldCat. You can submit an interlibrary loan request to have a copy of the item sent here.

Feel free to suggest a purchase, too!

Music at Northwestern

A Place to Start | Non-Circulating Reference Books



Library of Congress Classification for Music

LoC Call Numbers + Subject Headings for Vocal Music


Operas - Full Scores M1500
Operas - Piano/Vocal Scores M1503
Operas - Excerpts - Full Scores M1505
Operas - Excerpts - Arranged Accompaniment M1506
Choruses with Orchestra or other ensemble M1530 - M1546.5
Choruses with Keyboard Accompaniment, other Solo Instrument, or Unaccompanied M1547 - M1600
Songs for One Voice M1611 - M1626
Songs with Orchestra M1613
Songs with 2 or more instruments (Chamber) M1613.3
Sacred Vocal Music M1999 - M2199


Music Instruction & Research Librarian

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Joy Doan
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