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Bassoon Resource Guide

Call numbers for books about music begin with the letters ML or MT. ML stands for music literature, MT for music theory and music teaching. Here are some call number ranges for books about bassoon.

ML 950—history and criticism  

ML 951—bassoon reed making

MT 400—instruction and study

MT 402—methods

MT 405—studies and exercises

The following are only a few important examples of the many books we have about the bassoon: 

Christlieb, Don. Recollections of a First Chair Bassoonist: 52 Years in the Hollywood Studio Orchestras. Edited by Anthony Christlieb and Carolyn Beck. Los Angeles: Christlieb Products, 1996. (ML419.C54 A3 1996)

Jansen, Will. The Bassoon, Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music.  (In five volumes) Buren, The Netherlands: Fritz Knuf. [ML 950 .J35 1978 v. 1-5] (Library use only.)

Kopp, James B. The Bassoon (Yale Musical Instrument Series). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.  (ML950 .K66 2012)

Langwill, Lyndesay Graham. The Bassoon and Contrabassoon. NY: Norton, 1971. (ML 950 .L29 1965)

Our online catalog shows over 100 results in a search for books concerning the bassoon:

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