Music Library

Music Scores and Sheet Music Online   

Jazz and Popular Music

Hoagy Carmichael Collection, Indiana University
Digitized materals from the Hoagy Carmichael Collection.

Digital Archive of Popular American Music
American popular songs in the form in which they were originally published. From UCLA's Performing Arts Special Collections.

Music for the American Nation: Sheet Music 1870-1885
Part of the Library of Congress American Memory series of digital collections.

African American Sheet Music: 1850-1920
Part of the Library of Congress American Memory series of digital collections.

Sheet Music Consortium
This site searches the digital sheet music collections of UCLA, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University .

19th Century American Sheet Music
A unique collection of American music material in the UNC-Chapel Hill Music Library.

19th Century California Sheet Music
A virtual library of some 2,700 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900..and related materials. University of California, Berkeley

Classical Music Scores

International Music Scores Library (IMSLP)
MSLP attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.

Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library Digital Scores Online
"Scores and books in the public domain, many .... unique to the Sibley Music Library collection..

Beethovenhaus Bonn. Digital Archives
...contains the unique collections of the Beethoven-Haus: Music manuscripts, first editions, letters and pictures and many recordings.

Chopin Early Editions
"The Chopin collection at the University of Chicago Library includes over 400 first and early printed editions of musical compositions by Frédéric Chopin.

Music Treasures Consortium
Online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.

Musical Theatre Scores
Opera and musical theatre scores (G&S, Kern, Sousa, Herbert) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (The link takes you to the Internet Archive).

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.

WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive
Public domain scores in various online formats.

The Royal Library, Denmark, Digital Music Archive
Selected works from the Music and Theatre collections in digital form.

New Mozart Edition: Digital Edition
The Mozart complete works edition (Neue Mozart-Ausgabe) in digital form.

Pre-1800 Printed Editions and Manuscripts

Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Digital collection of early opera scores, particularly Lully and other French composers.

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music
A portal to worldwide collections of medieval polyphonic music manuscripts . The music and the manuscripts date from approx 800 to 1500, and the original documents are kept in libraries and archives around the globe. Access is free to anyone, but you must register.

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