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Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress system. Most of the books we have begin with ML or MT, but we also have some in G, PN, PR, TK, etc.
Scores in the Mu/Mu pts system begin with either Mu (score) or Mu pts (a performing format); they are intershelved in the stacks. The Mu system is organized by decimal numbers. The following would be a correct order:
Mu Mu Mu Mu B122 B393 B455 B73
Think of the number parts of the call number as .122, .393, .455, and .73, which is why B73 comes last.
The second line of the call number indicates the composer, and you would be unable to find a score without the rest of the call number, usually letters which are arranged alphabetically. Some example of correct order would be:
Note that spaces come before letters, and that Mu and Mu pts scores are intershelved.
There are also some details to keep in mind. For example:
The v.1, v.2 distinguish different volumes of the same edition. The a and b denote different editions of the same piece, and ar, pv, and x ar refer to different arrangements or excerpts of the piece.
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