Music Library

Listen (and Watch) Online

Online Listening Reserves
Listening assignments for students enrolled in courses

American Song, incorporating African American Song
History database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past; 7,141 albums, equaling 122,211 tracks as of Summer 2012

British Library Sounds 
From the British Library sound collection: music, English accents and dialects, oral histories, drama and literature

CHARM: Centre for the History and Analysis of  Recorded Music
Library of "ex-copyright recordings," discographies, recording history, and recording analysis tools from Royal Holloway, University of London; King's College, London; and the University of Sheffield

Classical Music Library
Classical music from major labels

Contemporary World Music
World music from every region, from the Arctic and Bollywood to Yoruba and Zeeland.

Scholarly resource of recordings, liner notes, and essays from New World Records, Composer's Recordings Inc., Albany, Çedille, and several other important labels stressing contemporary music

Dance in Video
Dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth century; includes ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance

D. K. Wilgus Folksong Collection 
From the UCLA Ethnnomusicology Archive: physical collection of approximately eight thousand commercially recorded albums of traditional music, song, and narrative as well as one thousand field-recorded tapes; digital collection features the field tapes

Global Music Archive
Provides access to sound recordings and images of indigenous music from communities in Africa and the Americas; first database in a series, the Digital Collection of East African Recordings, consists of more than two thousand discrete musical performances recorded by East African ethnomusicologist Centurio Balikoowa.

 The National Juke Box (Library of Congress)
Historical recordings from the Library of Congress reflecting all genres of American music and American performers.

Video of opera, concerts, recitals, and documentaries about classical music and musicians

Naxos Music Library
Classical music from Naxos and other major labels

Naxos Music Library Jazz
Jazz from major labels

Renaissance Masses, 1440-1520
Online repertorium using synthesized voices of polyphonic Masses composed in Europe during 1440-1520; from Princeton University

Smithsonian Global Sound
Smithsonian Folkways recordings of world music

Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican American Music
Digitized from "largest repository of Mexican and Mexican-American vernacular recordings in existence"; fifty seconds of any recording is available to the public, and full recordings available to UCLA users

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Audio of popular music, early jazz, blues, opera, and classical music from the turn of the twentieth century digitized from the earliest commercial sound recording format, cylinders; from University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library Department of Special Collections

Belfer Cylinders Digital Connection  
Online access to digital audio files of cylinders in the Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive at Syracuse University; collection includes more than twenty-two thousand cylinders, of which twelve thousand are unique titles


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