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Music Collection

The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library is transitioning to a new classification system. We hope that this classification of the music collection will offer a better browsing and borrowing experience for our customers.

New Classification System


On the new classification labels:

  • The genre will be listed first (i.e. Opera, Jazz, Country)
  • The artist's name will be listed second
  • The title of the work will be listed third


Music selections that are just for children will have a J (for juvenile) along with the genre.

The new adult genres are:

Ballet

Barbershop

Big Band

Bluegrass

Blues

Classical

Comedy

Country

Dance

Educational

Folk

Holiday (sub-divided by actual holiday)

Jazz

Latin

Musicals

New Age

Opera

Pop

Popular

R & B

Radio

Rap

Religious

Rock

Soundtrack

World (sub-divided by country)

The new children's genres are:

Classical

Comedy

Holiday

Popular

Soundtrack




The Alpha-Numeric System for Classification of Recordings (ANSCR) was previously used to organize the library's collection of music. It will remain in place until we fully integrate the new classification system.


The ANSCR is composed of categories into which all sound recordings are organized.

 
ANSCR Categories

 

A Music Appreciation: History and Commentary
B Operas: Complete and Highlights
C Choral Music
D Vocal Music
E Orchestral music
EA Orchestral music: General Orchestral
EB Orchestral music: Ballet Music
EC Orchestral music: Concertos
ES Orchestral music: Symphonies
F Chamber Music
G Solo Instrumental Music
GG Solo Instrumental Music: Guitar
GO Solo Instrumental Music: Organ
GP Solo Instrumental Music: Piano
GS Solo Instrumental Music: Stringed Instruments
GV Solo Instrumental Music: Violin
GW Solo Instrumental Music: Wind Instruments
GX Solo Instrumental Music: Percussion Instruments
H Band Music
J Electronic, Mechanical Music
K Musical Shows and Operettas: Complete and Excerpts
L Soundtrack Music: Motion Pictures and Television
MA Popular Music
MC Country/Western
MG Contemporary Christian/Gospel
MJ Jazz
MN New Age
MR Rock, Rhythm and Blues, etc.
P Folk and Ethnic Music (National)
Q Folk and Ethnic Music (International)
R Holiday Music
RC Christmas Music
S Varieties and Humor
SR Varieties and Humor: Radio Transcriptions
ST Varieties and Humor: Television Transcriptions
T Plays
U Poetry
V Prose (Fiction)
VN Prose (Nonfiction)
W Documentary: History and Commentary
X Instructional or Informational Spoken Recordings
Y Sounds and Special Effects
Z Children's Recordings
ZI Children's Recordings: Instructional
ZM Children's Recordings: Music
ZR Children's Recordings: Holiday Music
ZRC Children's Recordings: Christmas Music
ZS Children's Recordings: Spoken
ZU Children's Recordings: Poetry