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Music: Websites 

Annotated Web links, academically oriented and other, on the subject of Music.

 Biographical Info. | DictionariesDigitized Audio| Digitized Sheet Music | Genres/Styles
Online Periodicals | Popular Music | Reviews | Societies & Organizations
Texts: Songs & Libretti | Other Resources & Bibliographies

Biographical Information

J. S. Bach Homepage

Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers Brief biographies and lists of major works of composers, arranged by time period.

Gaylord Music Library Necrology File Death dates of musicians and sources for obituaries.

Leonard Bernstein Collection From the Library of Congress, this digitized collection includes photographs, scripts, and correspondence.

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Dolmetsch Online: Music Dictionary Terms are drawn from English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish.

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary Definitions are illustrated with audio examples.

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Digitized Audio Collections

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project From UC Santa Barbara, this collection includes over 8000 digitized cylinder recordings in many genres. Searchable by keyword, title, subject, author, and year. Browse by genre, instrument, and topic.

Digitized Sheet Music

African American Sheet Music 1850-1920 From Brown University, 1,305 pieces of sheet music.

American Choral Music, 1870-1923 From the Library of Congress and the American Choral Directors Association, this collection provides selected works of 8 composers of significant choral work now in the public domain.

Chopin Early Editions 400 first and early printed editions of Chopin, from the University of Chicago Library.

Choral Public Domain Library "Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers."

Civil War Sheet Music Collection Approximately 2500 pieces of music about the Civil War, from both the Union and Confederacy.

Gutenberg: Sheet Music Project "Project Gutenberg volunteers have been engaging in digitizing public domain sheet music, using a variety of techniques, to enable study and performance. For the most part, the musical pieces created have been chamber music, with composers such as Brahms and Beethoven."

Historic American Sheet Music Digital images of over 3,000 pieces of music published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

Hymn Wiki "HymnWiki is a site dedicated to hymns, children's songs (at least ones associated with churches and religion), religious anthems, church music, and compilations of such, with a large focus on the music of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon church) - though it is meant for all church hymns, regardless of of affiliation."

International Music Score Library A public domain music score library of over 10,000 scores. Browse scores by composer, composer period, work genre, or work period.

Inventions of Note Sheet Music Collection From the Lewis Music Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, approximately 50 pieces of sheet music dating from 1890-1920 about technologies or that portray technologies in their cover art.

Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins University. Images of popular American sheet music prior to 1923 (in the public domain).

Mozart Edition Online The complete works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart online.

Music Australia Music by Australian composers. Not everything is available online; click the "scores" link on the left side of the page, then click on the link to the online scores.

Music for the Nation, American Sheet Music, 1820-1860, 1870-1885, Library of Congress Sheet music registered for copyright in the pre-Civil War period.

Mutopia, "The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download. These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others. [They] also host a growing number of modern editions, arrangements and new music. The respective editors, arrangers and composers have chosen to make these works freely available."

Petrucci Music Library This free public domain music library contains over 56,000 scores by over 3,000 composers.  The ultimate goal of the creators is to create a virtual library of all public domain scores, as well as scores from composers that are willing to share their works without charge.  Browse by composer, time period, composer nationality, genre, or instrumentation.

Popular American Music Collection from UCLA Popular music from 1790s to present.

Project Gutenberg- Sheet Music Project Digitized, public domain sheet music, including Bach, Beethoven Chopin, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and more.

Sheet Music Archive Over 10,000 pages of classical piano music (public domain). Two free downloads a day, or subscribe for a small fee. Search by composer.

Sheet Music Collections- Music Library Association Links to online, public access digitized sheet music collections.

Sheet Music Consortium Searching and browsing of collections of digital sheet music from 18 different institutions. Users and search and browse by title, subject, name, and date published.

Volcano of Delight: Historic Sheet Music, 1800-1922 9,000 pieces of sheet music, primarily from 1850-1920. Including pieces by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and Victor Herbert.

WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive Look for the section labeled "Free Sheet Music." Mostly classical sheet music in PDF file format.

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Gregorian Chant Home Page Chant and medieval music links.

Operabase Opera history, summaries, reviews, international performance schedules and more.

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Online Periodicals

Billboard Archives 1942-2009

Critical Musicology Journal

Early Music Review

Ethnomusicology Online

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

Music Theory Online

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Popular Music

Hip-Hop Webliography

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University.

Billboard.com - news, charts, reviews, and more.

All-Music Guide - classical and popular music.

Popular American Music Collection from UCLA - popular music from 1790s to present.

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Classical CD Review

52nd Street Jazz and Latin music reviews and news.

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Societies & Organizations

American Musicological Society

Society for Ethnomusicology

Music Library Association

Music Publisher's Association List of publisher's contact addresses and copyright information included.

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Texts: Songs and Libretti

Public-Domain Opera Libretti and Other Vocal Texts Links to texts of libretti from a variety of sites.

Lied and Song Texts Page

UTK Song Index Index to songs in anthologies.

IPASource.com IPA transcriptions and word-for-word translations of songs and arias in Latin, German, and French.

OperaGlass This site includes detailed information on many operas, including libretti, source texts, performance histories, synopses, discographies, role creators, pictures, background information, and links to other useful sites.

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Other Resources & Bibliographies

Bach Bibliography Includes more than 35,000 references to Bach and his music from books, articles, scholarly reviews, theses/dissertations, conference papers, etc.

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online

Indiana University Worldwide Internet Music Resources List

WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists A list of web links grouped into 31 different categories including: job listings, choirs, sacred music, instruments, jazz, rock and pop, blogs, music therapy, music education, and funny music stuff.





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