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STL uses the Library of Congress (LC) call number system to organize items on the shelves. Most of our music books are in the STACKS and OVERSIZE collections on the GROUND FLOOR.
If you're really curious, here is the LC classification scheme (what the letters and numbers mean) for Call Number M
A quick glance at the LC classification reveals that sheet music/scores are placed on the shelves by type of composition and by instrument. Only then does the composer become relevant to the call number.
This means that while all of Beethoven or Gershwin is not on one shelf, you'll find all the piano sonatas, string quartets, operas, hymnals, sea chanteys and protest songs in similar places.