Music Indexes

 

Music indexes, songbook collections, scanned (or digitized) images of songs that don't violate copyright restrictions, more.

  • 19th-Century California Sheet Music
    A virtual library of some 2,700 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900, together with related materials such as a San Francisco publisher's catalog of 1872, programs, songsheets, advertisements, and photographs. Images of every printed page of sheet music from eleven locations have been scanned at 400 dpi, in color where indicated.
  • African American Sheet Music
    The sheet music in this digital collection has been selected from the Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library at Brown University. The full collection consists of approximately 500,000 items, of which perhaps 250,000 are currently available for use. It is one of the largest collections of sheet music in any library in the United States. The sheet music, primarily vocal music of American imprint, dates from the 18th century to the present day, with the largest concentration of titles in the period 1840-1950.
  • American Folklife Center
    The American Folklife Center Archive, established in the Library of Congress Music Division in 1928, is now one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, encompassing millions of items of ethnographic and historical documentation recorded from the nineteenth century to the present. These collections, which include extensive audiovisual documentation of traditional arts, cultural expressions, and oral histories, offer researchers access to the songs, stories, and other creative expressions of people from diverse communities.
  • Association of British Orchestras
    Comprehensive Listing of British orchestras and information.
  • The California Library Systems Cooperative Song Index
    Contains more than 180,000 song titles (mostly popular music) from over 2,000 sheet music collections (song books, magazines, and other collections). It indexes of the collections of the California Library System Reference Centers and some of the libraries in their systems, and maintained by the San Joaquin Valley Information Service.
  • ChoralWiki, home of the Choral Public Domain Library
    Here you will find free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information.
  • The Classical Music Archives
    The largest archive of its kind on the Internet, offers tens of thousands of classical music files in MIDI, Windows Media and MP3 format you can listen to at the click of your mouse. Most composers are represented - with biographies and timelines. A major award-winning cultural site which provides its own indexes and search engines by keywords or composer.
  • Classical Music Index
    This Index is a starting point for finding printed classical music in the Patchogue-Medford Library collection.
  • Classical Net
    Features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 6000 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray and Book reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.
  • Community Band/Orchestra Home Pages
    "The internet's largest set of community band and orchestra links!"
  • Early Music Vocal Ensembles and Choirs
    Here you can hear what a cappella sounded like in the days when it really was written to be performed in the chapel.
  • Folk Music Index to Recordings
    Searchable index of recordings and some printed material for folk songs, singers and bands, and record labels.
  • Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
    Devoted to the operas and other works of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and to other light operas of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Archive, which was established in September 1993, includes a variety of G&S related items, including clip art, librettos, plot summaries, pictures of the original G&S stars, song scores, midi and mpeg audio files, and newsletter articles. New items are being added regularly.
  • Historic American Sheet Music
    The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.
  • Hymn Indexes
    A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign database that "contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date."
  • Hymnary.org
    A comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals that allows you to search by tune name; text name; names of people; hymnal title or ID number; topic such as liturgical use of text lectionary week; the scripture referenced by the tune text; incipit; meter; denomination; and many more.You can also browse by "instance," that is, by the particular combination of a text and tune as published in a particular hymnal (Presbyterian Hymnal #139, for example, is an instance made up of the text "Come, Thou Almighty King" and the tune ITALIAN HYMN)..
  • IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music
    A wiki with scanned music scores in the public domain.
  • Index to Printed Music
    The ultimate digital finding aid for searching specific musical works contained in printed collections, sets, and series. IPM indexes individual pieces of music printed in the complete works of composers, in anthologies containing pieces from disparate historical periods, and in other scholarly editions.
  • International Survey of Orchestra Seasons
    A collection of information about many international orchestras.
  • Irish Traditional Music Archive Digital Library
    Explore individual sound recordings, books, videos, manuscripts and images selected from the collections and digitised by the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
  • Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885
    Consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.
  • Popular Song Database
    University of Washington Music Library & Listening Center.
  • Professional Early Music Ensembles - New York City
  • Rogers & Hammerstein Organization
    Music scores, recordings, theater performances, and much more.
  • Salvation Army Music Index
    Designed to be a helpful resource for everyone interested in Salvation Army music.
  • The Sheet Music Consortium
    A cooperative project of UCLA, Indiana University, John Hopkins University and Duke University, it provides tools and services that promote access to and use of online sheet music collections by scholars, students, and the general public.
  • Sheet Music Index
    SCPL Sheet Music Catalog Santa Cruz Public Libraries Sheet Music Catalog.
  • Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection
    A collection of ragtime, blues, minstrel, and old-time popular sheet music from Mississippi State University.
  • UT Song Index
    This database provides access to about 50,000 songs in more than 1,500 published song anthologies owned by the George F. DeVine Music Library at the University of Tennessee, located in Knoxville. Use this citation index to determine which anthologies contain the song(s) you need. You will not find the music or the words here, just the call number and book title. If you are not in Knoxville, ask your librarian about interlibrary loan options to obtain the songs you need be.
  • Variations
    Classical music, including opera, art song, orchestral, chamber and piano music, from Indiana University.