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Browsing - Library of Congress Call Numbers

Scores

  • M1670 - African American music (includes accompanied and unaccompanied works, including  Spirituals: Collections)
  • M1830 - African folk, national, and ethnic music (General)
  • M1831.A-Z - African folk, national, and ethnic music (by ethnic group, A-Z)
  • M1834 - South African folk, national, and ethnic music
  • M1838.A-Z - African music (by region or country, A-Z)

Music History and Criticism

  • ML350 - Africa (General works)
  • ML355.A-Z - Africa (by region or country, A-Z)
  • ML3187 - Gospel music
  • ML3478 - African American music - History and criticism - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • ML3479 - African American music - History and criticism - General works

Popular Music

  • ML3486 - West Indies/Caribbean Area - General works
  • ML3502.5 - Africa (General works)
  • ML3503.A-Z - Africa (By region or country, A-Z)
  • ML3506 - Jazz (General)
  • ML3507 - Jazz - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • ML3508 - Jazz (United States)
  • ML3509.A-Z - Jazz (By other regions or countries, A-Z)
  • ML3521 - Blues/Rhythm and blues
  • ML3527 - Doo-wop
  • ML3527.8 - Funk
  • ML3528.5 - House music
  • ML3530 - Ragtime music
  • ML3531 - Rap music
  • ML3532 - Reggae music
  • ML3534 - Rock music

Folk, National, and Ethnic Musics

  • ML3556 - African American (Including spirituals)
  • ML3558 - Latin American (including Creole)
  • ML3565 - West Indies
  • ML3560 - Africa (General works)

Social and Political Aspects of Music

  • ML3917.A4 - Africa
  • ML3917.U6 - United States
  • ML3918.B57 - Blues
  • ML3918.F86 - Funk
  • ML3918.J39 - Jazz
  • ML3918.P67 - Popular music
  • ML3918.R37 - Rap music

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Open Access Resources

Selected Composers

Below is a list of notable Black composers that can get you started in your research. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; rather, it provides a small glimpse of names that are often overlooked in the traditional educational canon.