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Music Subject Guides

A bibliography of works in the collection.

 

Music Web Links

General Reference

Art.Net Links: Music and Audio References
http://www.art.net/Links/musicref.html
Mostly independent contemporary music.

Classic Links at Classical.Net
http://www.classical.net/music/links/musiclnk.html
Classical Net features more than 4000 CD/SACD/DVD/Book reviews, as well as 6000 files and over 5300 links to other classical music web sites. Site provides a searchable index.

Data Dragon - Music Theory online
http://www.datadragon.com/education/
O nline tutorials and guides to music and musical instruments. Includes a section on learning to read music.

Eyeneer Music Archives
http://www.eyeneer.com/ema.html
Hundreds of downloads available, this site specializes in Free Music Mp3 , Ipod Music , Trance Techno Music , Best Music Downloads. There is an Online Music Store.

Harvard University Music Department and Library Link Page
http://hcl.harvard.edu/loebmusic/online-ir-libraries.html
Excellent place to look at archives of digital scores. Don't expect to borrow any books, but information is useful.

MHN Instrument Encylopedia http://www.si.umich.edu/enclpdia.html
Beginning with artifacts from the Stearns Collection at the University of Michigan, this resource features musical instruments from around the world.

Music Links from Passau University
http://www.fmi.uni-passau.de/~schneide/music/
Excellent for jazz, new music, electronic and indian music links.

Music at UCC: Web Resources for Study & Research http://www.music.ucc
A wonderful site for researching and musicology. Search by period from medieval to contemporary. Examine genres, technologies and themes. This is a university site and very well thought out.

Music: WWW Virtual Library-
http://foires.net/music/software.shtml
This is a temporary site for the virtual library, while they revamp their old location. The WWW Virtual Library is an excellent resource for internet materials, and even this temporarily abridged site has lots of worthwhile links. There's even a link to fractals (think math) and music.

Music: WWW Virtual Library - Composers
http://www.gprep.org/classical/composers.html

Public Domain Music
http://www.pdinfo.com/

Sheet Music Archives
http://icking-music-archive.org/oth_mus_archives.php
Links to many sites providing free sheet music.

Twentieth Century Music Links
http://www.carolinaclassical.com/twentieth.html
Another useful site for extensive links to twentieth century composers. Also features links to other music periods, including medieval.

Worldwide Internet Music Resources (Emma I. Dederick)
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/
Site created by the William and Gayle Cook Music Library
Indiana University School of Music. Search for composers, genres, and and research materials.


American Music

American History in Song
http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/history.html

American Music Archives
http://www.eyeneer.com/America/index.html

American Music Links
http://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/amlinks.html

American Popular Music before 1900
http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/music-1.htmll

American Popular Music 1900 - 1950
http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/music-2.html

American Theatre - Musicals
http://www.theatrehistory.com/american/musicals.html

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets (Library of Congress)
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amsshtml/

History of Rock and Roll
http://www.history-of-rock.com/

Historic American Sheet Music
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/

The Music of Americans: (Library of Congress)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/perform/guide/musamer.html

Musicals 101
http://www.musicals101.com/1910bway.htm

Popular Songs in American History
http://www.contemplator.com/america/index.html

Red, Hot & Blue-Salute to American Musicals
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/rh&b/index.htm

Smithsonian Institute- Musical History
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/music.htm


Blues and R & B

Blue Highway
http://www.thebluehighway.com/

Blues before Sunrise Picture Archive
http://www.bluesbeforesunrise.com/bbsarchivepix.html

Chess Records
http://www.history-of-rock.com/chess_records.htm

Chess Records - Chess Primer
http://www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk/labels/chess.shtml

Chess Records- History of Chess records
http://www.bsnpubs.com/chess/chesscheck.html

Chicago Blues Archives
http://www.chipublib.org/001hwlc/vpablues/cba.html

Delta Blues
http://www.cr.nps.gov/delta/blues/

Document Records
http://www.document-records.co.uk/

Eyeneer Blues Archives
http://www.eyeneer.com/America/Genre/Blues/

John Lee Hooker
http://w1.191.telia.com/~u19104970/johnnielee.html

Robert Johnson
http://www.deltahaze.com/johnson/

King Biscuit Flour R&B and Blues Page
http://www.kingbiscuittime.com/radio.html

Maxwell Street Blues Homepage
http://www.openair.org/maxwell/maxblu.html

Mississippi John Hurt

Official Muddy Waters Website
http://www.muddywaters.com/

Nothing But Da Blues
http://nothinbutdablues.bizland.com/PApage16.chtml#Courtney

Robert Johnson Notebooks
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MUSIC/rjhome.html

Washington Blues Society
http://www.wablues.org/

 


Classical Music

Bach Bibliography Home Page
http://www.music.qub.ac.uk/tomita/bachbib/
This site began as a personal project and evolved into a major presentation at the International Bach Symposium Utrecht 2000 and the creation of an internationally recognized online bibliography.

Bach Central
http://www.jsbach.net/bcs/
Over 315 links to sites offering analysis, audio, bibliographies, biographical information, educational information on Bach as well as links to Bach events, images, instruments and midi files. Not a university site, but a thoughtful compilation.

Bach Homepage - The most extensive Bach site online
http://www.jsbach.org/web.html
A truly detailed index to sites pertaining to Bach created by a Linguistics Professor in the Netherlands and a musician in the United States. All aspects of Bach, from analyses and scholarship to performance, sheet music and instruments are covered here.

The Bach Portal
http://www.bach-portal.com/index.html
The Bach-Portal aims to present the best available internet-resources for Johann Sebastian Bach. It was conceived and is regularly updated by Matthias Roeder. Mr. Roeder is currently a candidate for the PhD degree in historical musicology at Harvard University. The Bach Portal Instruments page features instruments played at the time of Bach.

Baroque Music Page
http://www.baroquemusic.org/
This very colorful site provdes extensive information on Baroque music including discusions on authentic performance, music samplers of composers of the period, portrait gallery, information on instruments, links to scholarly articles and more. They even provide a paperback of their website. The website is free, but the paperback is not.

Baroque Opera Page
http://www.baroqueopera.com/
A brief description of Baroque Opera.

Beethoven's Symphonies
http://www.edepot.com/beetsym.html
Audio to all of Beethoven's Symphonies. Can be slow loading.

Beethoven Haus - Bonn, Germany
http://www.beethoven-haus-bonn.de/sixcms/detail.php//portal_en
Official site of the Beethoven museum in Bonn. Featured is a digital museum.

Beethoven
http://www.lvbeethoven.com/index_En.html
A French site that has grown over the years with the help internationally. Includes a tour aimed at school children. In French and English.

Boston Recorder Society
http://www.bostonrecordersociety.org/
Official site of the Boston Recorder Society, features information on the instrument and contact information for recorder players.

Classical Composer Biographies (Michael Norrish)
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/mn200/music/composers.html
Brief biographical information of many classical composers, created by Maichael Norrish, a Senior Program Researcher at the National Communications Technology Center of Australia.

Classical Cat - Directory of Classical Music
http://www.classiccat.net/index.htm
Classic Cat is a directory with links to over 3200 free to download classical performances on the internet, sorted by composer and work.

Classical Music Project
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/classmus.html
"This site provides you almost everything you need concerning classical music - its history, biographical information about composers (with portraits and short sound examples), explanations of the various musical forms and a dictionary of musical terminologies." A Users Guide is provided. This project was created by Matthew Boynick, a young orchestra conductor

Early Music Network
http://www.manteau.de//
Part of the Early Music Webring, this site features extensive MIDI files of 17th and 18th century music. Information on di Laaso, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Handel, Campra, Monteclair and more.

John Cage - Interdeterminacy Archive
http://www.lcdf.org/indeterminacy/
An interesting project using Cage-like techniques of indeterminacy and Cage's own writings.

John Cage - New Albion Records
http://www.newalbion.com/artists/cagej/
Biographical and discography information for 20th century composer, John Cage.

John Cage - University of Buffalo site
http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/cage/
This University of Buffalo site provides pertinent links to the writings of John Cage online, sound files, biographical resources and more.

Frederick Chopin
http://www.chopin.pl/spis_tresci/index_en.html
Informative site created and maintained by the Frederick Chopin Society in Warsaw,

Chopin - BBC Page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/profiles/chopin.shtml
British Broadcasting page featuring links to information on recordings of Chopin.

Chopin Early Editions- University of Chicago
http://chopin.lib.uchicago.edu/
The Chopin collection at the University of Chicago Library includes over 400 first and early printed editions of musical compositions by Frédéric Chopin, maintained in the Special Collections Research Center.

Chopin Foundation
http://www.chopin.org/
Site maintained by the National Chopin Piano Competition, the only major music competition in the United States open exclusively to American pianists.

Copeland - The Aaron Copeland Collection
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/achtml/achome.html
Library of Congress site celebrating the life and work of American composer, Aaron Copeland.

Guide to Baroque Instruments
http://www.culturekiosque.com/klassik/features/ra1baroq.htm
An online essay on baroque instruments and their use.

Handel - Sarasota Choral
http://www.sarasotachoralsociety.org/Handel.htm
Brief biographical site on Handel.

Handel
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/handel.html
Lengthy biographical information from the Classical Music Pages.

Liszt - Classical Music Pages
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/liszt.html
Biographical information from the Classical Music Pages site.

Franz Liszt
http://www.d-vista.com/OTHER/franzliszt.html
This site features biographical information, a Franz Liszt timeline, recording information and additional links.

Medieval and Early Music
http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
Excellent links provided through the Labyrinth site at Georgetown University. Very valuable to anyone studying Gregorian chant.

Mozart
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/mozart.html
Detailed biographical information and links from the Classical Music Pages site.

Mozart Links
http://208.11.77.182/general/links/Mozart_Links.html
More biographical information on Mozart from the Composers.net.

Mozart Project
http://www.mozartproject.org/
A slick and well designed site featuring biographical information, essays, bibliographical data and more.

Prokofiev Page
http://www.prokofiev.org/
Very well designed site featuring biographical material, photographs, articles, works, recordings, interviews and a chat area. Membership is free and allows you to send your comments.

Prokofiev - From Music Under the Soviet Rule page
http://www.siue.edu/~aho/musov/sergei.html
Site of the late Ian MacDonald, a professor at the Southern Illinois University. This site discusses at great length Prokofiev's relationship with the Soviet State.

Serge Prokoviev Foundation
http://www.sprkfv.net/indexin.html
Links to the Prokoviev archive and journal. This site is maintained by the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, the outcome of a partnership between the Prokofiev Estate and the Serge Prokofiev Archive in London, UK

Rachmaninoff
http://www.rachmaninoff.co.uk/
Research into the life and works of the Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

Stravinsky Page
http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~tan/Stravinsky/links.html
Cal Tech site.

Tchaikovsky - BBC Music
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/profiles/tchaikovsky.shtml
British Broadcasting site featuring biographical information and suggested recordings.

Tchaikovsky on Classical Net
http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/tchaikovsky.html
Excellent site for biographical material on Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky Classical Music Archives
http://www.classicalarchives.com/tchai.html
This site provides ample information, and you are allowed five searches for free each day. For additional searches there is a fee..

Vivaldi - BBC Page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/profiles/vivaldi.shtml
Vivaldi in one minute, a very quick biographical synopsis of the composers life and work.


Folk Music

British Library, Folk and Traditional Music
http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/wtmlinks.html

Broadside Ballads
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ballads/

Ceolas Celtic Music Archive
http://www.ceolas.org/ceolas.html

Dandemutande: Zimbabwean Music and Culture Worldwide
http://www.dandemutande.com/

Ethnomusicology, Folk Music, and World Music
http://www.lib.washington.edu/music/world.html

Ethnomusicology Online
http://www.research.umbc.edu/eol/

Folk Music American Folklife Center Home Page, Library of Congress
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/afc.html

Folk Music Index(Jane Keefer's index of recordings)
http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex/

Folk Music Links for the UK
http://www.balladtree.com/links/intl_uk.htm

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America
http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html

Open Directory of Folk Music in the UK

Pioneer Valley Fiddlers
http://www.pioneervalleyfiddlers.com
Western Massachusetts own intergenerational fiddle group's site featuring selections of tunes in the New England and Ottawa Valley tradition, as well as helpful links to many other sites. This site is constantly being updated.

Scottish Borders Links Page
http://www.scotborders-folk.org.uk/others.htm

Scottish Music Links
http://www.scottishdance.net/links/Music.html

The Traditional Ballad Index, California State University,
Fresno (bibliographic database)

http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladIndexDocs.html

Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Folk Music
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/folk.html


Instruments

Baroque Instruments
http://baroque-music.com/frames/info/instruments.shtml
Information on Baroque strings, keyboards, woodwinds and brass instruments.

A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
A truly wonderful site for discovering what medieval and renaissance instruments looked and sounded like. Sound files make it possible for you to hear such instruments as a viol, harpsichord, hurdy gurdy and lizard.

MHN Instrument Encyclopedia (Musical Heritage Network)
http://www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument/
A wonderful instrument encyclopedia from the Stearns Collection at the University of Michigan, this site features instruments from around the world.

Bagpipeweb
http://www.bobdunsire.com/bagpipeweb/
Over 3,800 links to information on everything anyone could ever want to know on bagpipes.

Harpsichord Primer
http://www.bigduck.com/primer.html
Brief discussion of the harpsichord.

History of the Harpsichord
http://www.sankey.ws/history.html
This site traces the history of the harpsichord from the 12th century through contemporary reproductions. (Hubbard Harpsichords.)

LuteHarpsichord: A Forgotten Instrument
http://www.baroquemusic.org/barluthp.html
The LuteHarpshichord was one of Bach's favorite instruments, although none have survived. This site is dedicated to this instrument.

Musica Antigua
http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/
Since 1967, when this unique ensemble was formed at Iowa State University, Musica Antiqua has helped bring early music, song, and dance to crowds across Iowa and from St. Louis to Denver . There site includes information on the instruments that they play.

Viola Da Gamba Society
http://vdgsa.org/
The Viola is a bowed string instrument that was available in different sizes and was popular during the Renaissance and Baroque period. The official website for the The Viola da Gamba Society of America (VdGSA), a not-for-profit national organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viola da gamba in the United States and abroad

 

Song Files and Sheet Music

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets (Library of Congress)
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amsshtml/

The Cyber Hymnal
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/

Free Song Sheet Scores
http://www.free-scores.com/index_uk.php3

Free Sheet Music
http://www.freesheetmusic.net/thelinks1b.html

Lyrics Lyrics Connection (Jeanne La Rue)
http://www.lyricsconnection.com/

SongFile: The International Lyrics Server
http://www.songfile.com/

 


Jazz

All About Jazz: Jazz Magazine and Resource
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/

Archives of African American Music and Culture
http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/

Chicago Jazz Archives (Univ. of Chicago)
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/cja/

DownBeat
http://www.downbeatjazz.com/

History of Jazz - Northwestern University
http://www.wnur.org/jazz/styles/

Jazz Institute Of Chicago
http://jazzinstituteofchicago.org/

Jazz Institute of Chicago's Link of Links
http://www.chicagojazz.com/v2/Main/JazzLinks.asp

The Red Hot Jazz Archive (Scott Alexander)
http://www.redhotjazz.com/

Spotlight Biography - Jazz
http://educate.si.edu/spotlight/blues.html

WNUR - Jazz Online
http://www.wnur.org/jazz/


Opera

Classical Links - Opera
http://www.classical.net/music/links/operalnk.html

MET Opera
http://www.metoperafamily.org/guild/

Operabase
http://www.operabase.com/en/

Opera Links - Suite 101
http://www.suite101.com/links.cfm/opera

Baroque Opera Page
http://www.baroqueopera.com/
A brief description of Baroque Opera.

Opera - Chinese Opera
http://www.chinakontor.de/m-opera.htm

Sparafucile's Opera Links
http://home.c2i.net/monsalvat/links.htm

Stanford University Opera Links
http://opera.stanford.edu/links.html

 

Music Subject Guides

A bibliography of works in the collection.

 

Music Web Links

General Reference

Art.Net Links: Music and Audio References
http://www.art.net/Links/musicref.html
Mostly independent contemporary music.

Classic Links at Classical.Net
http://www.classical.net/music/links/musiclnk.html
Classical Net features more than 4000 CD/SACD/DVD/Book reviews, as well as 6000 files and over 5300 links to other classical music web sites. Site provides a searchable index.

Data Dragon - Music Theory online
http://www.datadragon.com/education/
O nline tutorials and guides to music and musical instruments. Includes a section on learning to read music.

Eyeneer Music Archives
http://www.eyeneer.com/ema.html
Hundreds of downloads available, this site specializes in Free Music Mp3 , Ipod Music , Trance Techno Music , Best Music Downloads. There is an Online Music Store.

Harvard University Music Department and Library Link Page
http://hcl.harvard.edu/loebmusic/online-ir-libraries.html
Excellent place to look at archives of digital scores. Don't expect to borrow any books, but information is useful.

MHN Instrument Encylopedia http://www.si.umich.edu/enclpdia.html
Beginning with artifacts from the Stearns Collection at the University of Michigan, this resource features musical instruments from around the world.

Music Links from Passau University
http://www.fmi.uni-passau.de/~schneide/music/
Excellent for jazz, new music, electronic and indian music links.

Music at UCC: Web Resources for Study & Research http://www.music.ucc
A wonderful site for researching and musicology. Search by period from medieval to contemporary. Examine genres, technologies and themes. This is a university site and very well thought out.

Music: WWW Virtual Library-
http://foires.net/music/software.shtml
This is a temporary site for the virtual library, while they revamp their old location. The WWW Virtual Library is an excellent resource for internet materials, and even this temporarily abridged site has lots of worthwhile links. There's even a link to fractals (think math) and music.

Music: WWW Virtual Library - Composers
http://www.gprep.org/classical/composers.html

Public Domain Music
http://www.pdinfo.com/

Sheet Music Archives
http://icking-music-archive.org/oth_mus_archives.php
Links to many sites providing free sheet music.

Twentieth Century Music Links
http://www.carolinaclassical.com/twentieth.html
Another useful site for extensive links to twentieth century composers. Also features links to other music periods, including medieval.

Worldwide Internet Music Resources (Emma I. Dederick)
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/
Site created by the William and Gayle Cook Music Library
Indiana University School of Music. Search for composers, genres, and and research materials.


American Music

American History in Song
http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/history.html

American Music Archives
http://www.eyeneer.com/America/index.html

American Music Links
http://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/amlinks.html

American Popular Music before 1900
http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/music-1.htmll

American Popular Music 1900 - 1950
http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/music-2.html

American Theatre - Musicals
http://www.theatrehistory.com/american/musicals.html

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets (Library of Congress)
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amsshtml/

History of Rock and Roll
http://www.history-of-rock.com/

Historic American Sheet Music
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/

The Music of Americans: (Library of Congress)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/perform/guide/musamer.html

Musicals 101
http://www.musicals101.com/1910bway.htm

Popular Songs in American History
http://www.contemplator.com/america/index.html

Red, Hot & Blue-Salute to American Musicals
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/rh&b/index.htm

Smithsonian Institute- Musical History
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/music.htm


Blues and R & B

Blue Highway
http://www.thebluehighway.com/

Blues before Sunrise Picture Archive
http://www.bluesbeforesunrise.com/bbsarchivepix.html

Chess Records
http://www.history-of-rock.com/chess_records.htm

Chess Records - Chess Primer
http://www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk/labels/chess.shtml

Chess Records- History of Chess records
http://www.bsnpubs.com/chess/chesscheck.html

Chicago Blues Archives
http://www.chipublib.org/001hwlc/vpablues/cba.html

Delta Blues
http://www.cr.nps.gov/delta/blues/

Document Records
http://www.document-records.co.uk/

Eyeneer Blues Archives
http://www.eyeneer.com/America/Genre/Blues/

John Lee Hooker
http://w1.191.telia.com/~u19104970/johnnielee.html

Robert Johnson
http://www.deltahaze.com/johnson/

King Biscuit Flour R&B and Blues Page
http://www.kingbiscuittime.com/radio.html

Maxwell Street Blues Homepage
http://www.openair.org/maxwell/maxblu.html

Mississippi John Hurt

Official Muddy Waters Website
http://www.muddywaters.com/

Nothing But Da Blues
http://nothinbutdablues.bizland.com/PApage16.chtml#Courtney

Robert Johnson Notebooks
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MUSIC/rjhome.html

Washington Blues Society
http://www.wablues.org/

 


Classical Music

Bach Bibliography Home Page
http://www.music.qub.ac.uk/tomita/bachbib/
This site began as a personal project and evolved into a major presentation at the International Bach Symposium Utrecht 2000 and the creation of an internationally recognized online bibliography.

Bach Central
http://www.jsbach.net/bcs/
Over 315 links to sites offering analysis, audio, bibliographies, biographical information, educational information on Bach as well as links to Bach events, images, instruments and midi files. Not a university site, but a thoughtful compilation.

Bach Homepage - The most extensive Bach site online
http://www.jsbach.org/web.html
A truly detailed index to sites pertaining to Bach created by a Linguistics Professor in the Netherlands and a musician in the United States. All aspects of Bach, from analyses and scholarship to performance, sheet music and instruments are covered here.

The Bach Portal
http://www.bach-portal.com/index.html
The Bach-Portal aims to present the best available internet-resources for Johann Sebastian Bach. It was conceived and is regularly updated by Matthias Roeder. Mr. Roeder is currently a candidate for the PhD degree in historical musicology at Harvard University. The Bach Portal Instruments page features instruments played at the time of Bach.

Baroque Music Page
http://www.baroquemusic.org/
This very colorful site provdes extensive information on Baroque music including discusions on authentic performance, music samplers of composers of the period, portrait gallery, information on instruments, links to scholarly articles and more. They even provide a paperback of their website. The website is free, but the paperback is not.

Baroque Opera Page
http://www.baroqueopera.com/
A brief description of Baroque Opera.

Beethoven's Symphonies
http://www.edepot.com/beetsym.html
Audio to all of Beethoven's Symphonies. Can be slow loading.

Beethoven Haus - Bonn, Germany
http://www.beethoven-haus-bonn.de/sixcms/detail.php//portal_en
Official site of the Beethoven museum in Bonn. Featured is a digital museum.

Beethoven
http://www.lvbeethoven.com/index_En.html
A French site that has grown over the years with the help internationally. Includes a tour aimed at school children. In French and English.

Boston Recorder Society
http://www.bostonrecordersociety.org/
Official site of the Boston Recorder Society, features information on the instrument and contact information for recorder players.

Classical Composer Biographies (Michael Norrish)
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/mn200/music/composers.html
Brief biographical information of many classical composers, created by Maichael Norrish, a Senior Program Researcher at the National Communications Technology Center of Australia.

Classical Cat - Directory of Classical Music
http://www.classiccat.net/index.htm
Classic Cat is a directory with links to over 3200 free to download classical performances on the internet, sorted by composer and work.

Classical Music Project
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/classmus.html
"This site provides you almost everything you need concerning classical music - its history, biographical information about composers (with portraits and short sound examples), explanations of the various musical forms and a dictionary of musical terminologies." A Users Guide is provided. This project was created by Matthew Boynick, a young orchestra conductor

Early Music Network
http://www.manteau.de//
Part of the Early Music Webring, this site features extensive MIDI files of 17th and 18th century music. Information on di Laaso, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Handel, Campra, Monteclair and more.

John Cage - Interdeterminacy Archive
http://www.lcdf.org/indeterminacy/
An interesting project using Cage-like techniques of indeterminacy and Cage's own writings.

John Cage - New Albion Records
http://www.newalbion.com/artists/cagej/
Biographical and discography information for 20th century composer, John Cage.

John Cage - University of Buffalo site
http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/cage/
This University of Buffalo site provides pertinent links to the writings of John Cage online, sound files, biographical resources and more.

Frederick Chopin
http://www.chopin.pl/spis_tresci/index_en.html
Informative site created and maintained by the Frederick Chopin Society in Warsaw,

Chopin - BBC Page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/profiles/chopin.shtml
British Broadcasting page featuring links to information on recordings of Chopin.

Chopin Early Editions- University of Chicago
http://chopin.lib.uchicago.edu/
The Chopin collection at the University of Chicago Library includes over 400 first and early printed editions of musical compositions by Frédéric Chopin, maintained in the Special Collections Research Center.

Chopin Foundation
http://www.chopin.org/
Site maintained by the National Chopin Piano Competition, the only major music competition in the United States open exclusively to American pianists.

Copeland - The Aaron Copeland Collection
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/achtml/achome.html
Library of Congress site celebrating the life and work of American composer, Aaron Copeland.

Guide to Baroque Instruments
http://www.culturekiosque.com/klassik/features/ra1baroq.htm
An online essay on baroque instruments and their use.

Handel - Sarasota Choral
http://www.sarasotachoralsociety.org/Handel.htm
Brief biographical site on Handel.

Handel
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/handel.html
Lengthy biographical information from the Classical Music Pages.

Liszt - Classical Music Pages
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/liszt.html
Biographical information from the Classical Music Pages site.

Franz Liszt
http://www.d-vista.com/OTHER/franzliszt.html
This site features biographical information, a Franz Liszt timeline, recording information and additional links.

Medieval and Early Music
http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
Excellent links provided through the Labyrinth site at Georgetown University. Very valuable to anyone studying Gregorian chant.

Mozart
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/mozart.html
Detailed biographical information and links from the Classical Music Pages site.

Mozart Links
http://208.11.77.182/general/links/Mozart_Links.html
More biographical information on Mozart from the Composers.net.

Mozart Project
http://www.mozartproject.org/
A slick and well designed site featuring biographical information, essays, bibliographical data and more.

Prokofiev Page
http://www.prokofiev.org/
Very well designed site featuring biographical material, photographs, articles, works, recordings, interviews and a chat area. Membership is free and allows you to send your comments.

Prokofiev - From Music Under the Soviet Rule page
http://www.siue.edu/~aho/musov/sergei.html
Site of the late Ian MacDonald, a professor at the Southern Illinois University. This site discusses at great length Prokofiev's relationship with the Soviet State.

Serge Prokoviev Foundation
http://www.sprkfv.net/indexin.html
Links to the Prokoviev archive and journal. This site is maintained by the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, the outcome of a partnership between the Prokofiev Estate and the Serge Prokofiev Archive in London, UK

Rachmaninoff
http://www.rachmaninoff.co.uk/
Research into the life and works of the Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

Stravinsky Page
http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~tan/Stravinsky/links.html
Cal Tech site.

Tchaikovsky - BBC Music
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/profiles/tchaikovsky.shtml
British Broadcasting site featuring biographical information and suggested recordings.

Tchaikovsky on Classical Net
http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/tchaikovsky.html
Excellent site for biographical material on Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky Classical Music Archives
http://www.classicalarchives.com/tchai.html
This site provides ample information, and you are allowed five searches for free each day. For additional searches there is a fee..

Vivaldi - BBC Page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/profiles/vivaldi.shtml
Vivaldi in one minute, a very quick biographical synopsis of the composers life and work.


Folk Music

British Library, Folk and Traditional Music
http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/wtmlinks.html

Broadside Ballads
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ballads/

Ceolas Celtic Music Archive
http://www.ceolas.org/ceolas.html

Dandemutande: Zimbabwean Music and Culture Worldwide
http://www.dandemutande.com/

Ethnomusicology, Folk Music, and World Music
http://www.lib.washington.edu/music/world.html

Ethnomusicology Online
http://www.research.umbc.edu/eol/

Folk Music American Folklife Center Home Page, Library of Congress
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/afc.html

Folk Music Index(Jane Keefer's index of recordings)
http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex/

Folk Music Links for the UK
http://www.balladtree.com/links/intl_uk.htm

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America
http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html

Open Directory of Folk Music in the UK

Pioneer Valley Fiddlers
http://www.pioneervalleyfiddlers.com
Western Massachusetts own intergenerational fiddle group's site featuring selections of tunes in the New England and Ottawa Valley tradition, as well as helpful links to many other sites. This site is constantly being updated.

Scottish Borders Links Page
http://www.scotborders-folk.org.uk/others.htm

Scottish Music Links
http://www.scottishdance.net/links/Music.html

The Traditional Ballad Index, California State University,
Fresno (bibliographic database)

http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladIndexDocs.html

Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Folk Music
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/folk.html


Instruments

Baroque Instruments
http://baroque-music.com/frames/info/instruments.shtml
Information on Baroque strings, keyboards, woodwinds and brass instruments.

A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
A truly wonderful site for discovering what medieval and renaissance instruments looked and sounded like. Sound files make it possible for you to hear such instruments as a viol, harpsichord, hurdy gurdy and lizard.

MHN Instrument Encyclopedia (Musical Heritage Network)
http://www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument/
A wonderful instrument encyclopedia from the Stearns Collection at the University of Michigan, this site features instruments from around the world.

Bagpipeweb
http://www.bobdunsire.com/bagpipeweb/
Over 3,800 links to information on everything anyone could ever want to know on bagpipes.

Harpsichord Primer
http://www.bigduck.com/primer.html
Brief discussion of the harpsichord.

History of the Harpsichord
http://www.sankey.ws/history.html
This site traces the history of the harpsichord from the 12th century through contemporary reproductions. (Hubbard Harpsichords.)

LuteHarpsichord: A Forgotten Instrument
http://www.baroquemusic.org/barluthp.html
The LuteHarpshichord was one of Bach's favorite instruments, although none have survived. This site is dedicated to this instrument.

Musica Antigua
http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/
Since 1967, when this unique ensemble was formed at Iowa State University, Musica Antiqua has helped bring early music, song, and dance to crowds across Iowa and from St. Louis to Denver . There site includes information on the instruments that they play.

Viola Da Gamba Society
http://vdgsa.org/
The Viola is a bowed string instrument that was available in different sizes and was popular during the Renaissance and Baroque period. The official website for the The Viola da Gamba Society of America (VdGSA), a not-for-profit national organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viola da gamba in the United States and abroad

 

Song Files and Sheet Music

 

Sheet Music

new! International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
http://imslp.org/
"The  IMSLP believe that music should be something that is easily accessible for everyone. For this purpose we have created a music library to provide music scores free of charge to anyone with internet access, with several other projects in planning. IMSLP is also entirely collaborative, and all contributions are greatly welcome"  

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets (Library of Congress)
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amsshtml/
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress holds 4291 song sheets, many of which are included here. This collection spans the period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880s.

The Cyber Hymnal
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/
Over 1,000 hymns with sheet music, midi files, and sound files.

Free Song Sheet Scores
http://www.free-scores.com/index_uk.php3
"Our project is to distribute for free the most important choice of free scores from public domain and from original composers with restricted licences. We feature 22082 piece of music to download in PDF format".

Historic American Sheet Music
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
University's massive site.

Free Sheet Music
http://www.freesheetmusic.net/thelinks1b.html

Lyrics Lyrics Connection (Jeanne La Rue)
http://www.lyricsconnection.com/

SongFile: The International Lyrics Server
http://www.songfile.com/

 


Jazz

All About Jazz: Jazz Magazine and Resource
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/

Archives of African American Music and Culture
http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/

Chicago Jazz Archives (Univ. of Chicago)
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/cja/

DownBeat
http://www.downbeatjazz.com/

History of Jazz - Northwestern University
http://www.wnur.org/jazz/styles/

Jazz Institute Of Chicago
http://jazzinstituteofchicago.org/

Jazz Institute of Chicago's Link of Links
http://www.chicagojazz.com/v2/Main/JazzLinks.asp

The Red Hot Jazz Archive (Scott Alexander)
http://www.redhotjazz.com/

Spotlight Biography - Jazz
http://educate.si.edu/spotlight/blues.html

WNUR - Jazz Online
http://www.wnur.org/jazz/


Opera

Classical Links - Opera
http://www.classical.net/music/links/operalnk.html

MET Opera
http://www.metoperafamily.org/guild/

Operabase
http://www.operabase.com/en/

Opera Links - Suite 101
http://www.suite101.com/links.cfm/opera

Baroque Opera Page
http://www.baroqueopera.com/
A brief description of Baroque Opera.

Opera - Chinese Opera
http://www.chinakontor.de/m-opera.htm

Sparafucile's Opera Links
http://home.c2i.net/monsalvat/links.htm

Stanford University Opera Links
http://opera.stanford.edu/links.html