Collections and resources




IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
Virtual library containing downloadable scanned versions of public domain sheet music and scores from composers willing to share their music at no charge.

MusRef
A site devoted to bibliographies and reference sources in music and dance. The site consists of an online bibliography of music and dance sources (both print and online); a blog devoted to music and dance information; basic introductions to reference tools in music and dance; links to unpublished bibliographies; and a Facebook forum for interested individuals.  

Operabase
Clearinghouse for information on opera performances, artists, managers, companies, production rentals, festivals and more.  

OperaGlass
Directory of information on operas, including libretti, source texts, performance histories, synopses, discographies and reviews.

Oxford Music Online
 Includes the full text of Grove Music Online, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music.

JSTOR Music Collection
Search 82 journals, published over more than a century, that focus on music and musicology.

Naxos Music Library
Provider of streaming access to the entire Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of recordings. Works are searchable by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre, and descriptive information about the works, artists and composers is included in the database.

The Aria Database
Collection of information on more than 1000 operatic arias. Designed for singers and non-singers alike, the Database includes translations and aria texts of most arias, as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.

The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Text Archive
Searchable archive of texts used in lieder and other classical art songs (kunstlieder, mélodies, canzoni, romansy, canciones, liederen, canções, sånger, laulua, etc.), as well as in many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces.

The Classical Music Navigator
Interactive classical music education site provides biographical information on composers, a list of important works based on genre, a geographical listing of composers, an alphabetically-arranged "Index of Forms and Styles," and a glossary of musical terms.

All Music Guide
Directory of composers, artists, albums, and musical styles features biographies, articles and album reviews on most works from the classical and popular repertoire.

Internet Broadway Database (IBDB)
Database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.


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