Piano Ensemble

This guide is designed to help you find music for ensembles that include piano. Use this as a starting point, or
browsing tool. As always, consult Voyager and the catalogs for complete holdings information, and when uncertain,
ask at the Reference Desk! Also, see the related guides for individual instruments.

Suggested Call Numbers for Shelf Browsing:
Below are general call number ranges. For specific call numbers, consult the Library of Congress
Classification Schedule in the blue book at the Reference Desk, and/or Voyager.

M200-M212 piano, four hands
M213 piano, five, six, eight, etc., hands
M214-M215 two pianos, two performers
M216 two or more pianos, three or more performers
M310-M314 piano and two strings
M312 piano trios (piano, violin, violoncello)
M315-M319 piano and two winds
M320-M324 piano, one wind, one string
M325-M329 piano, and two plectral instruments
M410-M414 three strings and piano
M412 piano quartets (piano, violin, viola, violoncello)
M415-M419 piano and three winds
M420-M424 piano and three string/wind instruments
M425-M429 piano, and three plectral instruments
M510-M514 piano and four strings
M512 piano quintets (piano, two violins, viola, violoncello)
M515-M519 piano and four winds
M520-M524 piano and four string/wind instruments
M525-M529 piano and four plectral instruments
[follow for larger ensembles]

Suggested Subject Headings:
Below are examples of some useful subject headings for use in Voyager and the Card Catalog. For complete listings
of headings, consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings (red books).

Headings for Voyager Headings for Subject Catalog
piano trios Under “chamber music”:
piano quartets trios quartets
piano quintets quartets
trios piano quintets
quartets piano etc.
quintets piano
[follow for sextets, septets, octets, nonets]

Repertoire Lists:
Hinson, Maurice. The piano in chamber ensemble : an annotated guide. Bloomington : Indiana
University Press, 1978
Ref. ML128.C4 H665

Compiled by Phil Ponella, 7/95, Revised 7/97