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Music Theory and Composition

Supports Music courses 20A/B, 104B, 106B, 120A/B, 123A/B, 140, C176, M201, 203, C226, 252, 254, 256 and 260A/B; it also supports Ethnomusicology courses 125B, 127B, 129B and C136B.

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Library Call Numbers for Browsing Music Theory and Composition

Call Number Subject Headings
MT 40-67 Composition, Elements and Techniques of Music
MT 70-74 Instrumentation and Orchestration
MT 90-146 Analysis and Appreciation of Musical Works
MT 737 Motion Picture Accompanying

Library Subject Headings for Browsing Music Theory and Composition

The following is a non-exhaustive list of UCLA Library subject headings* that you can use to guide your research in Music Thoery and Composition.

Subject Headings
Composition (music)
Composition (music) — History
Composition (music) — Instruction and study
Musical analysis

*What's a subject heading? A subject heading is a term or phrase used to classify like materials in the UCLA Library catalog.

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Yo Yo Ma & Andre Previn at the Hollywood Bowl

Yo Yo Ma and Andre Previn at the Hollywood Bowl, 1988

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