Encyclopedia -- Brief entries on African musicians and some
movements, searchable, and browsable by artist's name and by country; no
music is available from the site. The links section provides a guide to
general sources, festivals, stores, recording labels, periodicals, and
lists. Very useful as far as it goes, though many planned entries are
not filled in as yet. (MB)
Guide-- one reviewer calls this the most complete multimedia
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. ASCAP Clearance
Express database is searchable by author, title, composer, publisher,
the other royalty clearance house.
for the History of Music Theory and Literature -- from the
School of Music at Indiana University, this site includes Doctoral
Dissertations in Musicology Online, Musical Borrowing Bibliography,
Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum and Saggi Musicali Italiani
-- "A central portal to online resources and communications for
the global choral music community." Includes a choir directory,
reference materials, info on repertoire, rehearsal, performance,
church music, and lots more.
Public Domain Library -- .pdf files of free sheet music.
Copyright -- outline is intended to be a guide to the major
requirements of the Copyright Law as they apply to users of printed
music, to inform them so that they may maintain proper standards of
ethics, and help protect themselves, their schools, colleges and
organizations from incurring liability or subjecting themselves to the
possibility of being sued.
Digital Scores -- rare and unique scores from Harvard University
of Music in Canada -- searchable.
Finder--find music festivals in North America by date,
location, artist, festival name.
Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and America --
includes tunes, lyrics, and historical background.
Sheet Music -- will need
Reader (free) to look at music and to print it out.
Great German Composers
-- from the University of Virginia Library, this site offers
information on individual composers
Great Italian and French Composers --
UVA, full text
American Sheet Music 1850-1920 -- Created by Duke University
Digital Scriptorium, this site includes digitized images of over 3,000
pieces of sheet music. Database is searchable. Clicking on
the image of the cover brings up the score and lyrics.
Resources for Music Scholars--from Harvard, a carefully chosen
selective list of sites. Choose an appropriate guide from the list and
once you click on it look for a tab for websites or internet resources.
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library
-- library of free sheet music online
S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music --It contains over 29,000
pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the
period 1780 to 1960. All pieces of the collection are indexed on this
site and a search will retrieve a catalog description of the pieces.
An image of the cover and each page of music will also be retrieved if
the music was published before 1923 and is in the public domain.
of the World -- sponsored by UNESCO, this website offers
access to digitized collections from around the world.
-- A web service aiming to help with one of
the hardest questions: identifying an unknown song when you only
know the tune. Hum it into your microphone, play
it on your keyboard, or, if you think you know the artist, search
its catalog of song samples.
of Musical Instruments -- The MoMI encompasses a multifaceted
mixture of history and design expressed through instruments, artists,
and their music.
in the Public Domain--check here for free music.
Library Links-- you can search by period, type, or performer.
composers page of the Open Music Project.
-- the Music & Science Information Computer Archive which is a
comprehensive computer-based record of scientific research on music
from Spring 1994 through Summer 2001.
Mutopia -- free music to download or print out
Spirituals -- history, composers, songs...
Song Quotes -- search for a good quote or lyric.
History of Musicology --
from the American Musicological Society