Choice Highly Recommended site; Where copyright permits, users in the US may listen to nearly 12,000 items in the following collections: British wildlife recordings; Decca West African recordings; early spoken word recordings; ethnographic wax cylinders; music from India; traditional music in England and many other sounds, both musical and non-musical.
Indiana U.; provides links to several major musical databases, e.g. Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology--Online, Music Theory Online Dissertation Index, Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum, and Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum. All these databases can be browsed by author and are easily searchable.
Geared primarily toward classical music record collectors, nevertheless this site offers an impressive collection of information on Western art music. The author Dave Lampson has devoted a great deal of time and energy to the site over the years (site began 1999). An internal search engine and a composer index aid navigation.
Duke University; "well-organized and eclectic"; contains approximately 1,500 links to web sites in 12 languages; "the site offers accurate, scholarly biographical and historical data on all musicological periods." The site has an excellent search engine.
Choice Outstanding site; an index to a very comprehensive sheet music collection at Johns Hopkins University. It contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960
a volunteer-built, Web-based collection of musical scores; the content tends to derive from public domain editions of music from the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic eras. Also see: and WIMA : Werner Icking Music Archive.
For the Met History no overall search engine exists, which means browsing in the hopes of finding; nevertheless opera fans will find this site enjoyable. The other sites linked here provide more usability, and in particular much broader scope than Met History. Operabase, for example indexes 30,000 performances, 35,000 artists and 600 opera companies in its database, while OperaGlass takes an in-depth look and Libretti and Source Texts, as well as Discographies and Role Creators. Operissimo specializes in tracking currently playing operas in most of the world's major opera venues. Opera lovers should explore all of the sites mentioned.
The establishment of this online site has opened a new chapter in the Smithsonian's distinguished history. Users will find liner notes and audio samples from all musical and spoken word recordings issued by Folkways and its affiliates since Folkways' inception in 1948.
Recent cutbacks in many music education programs have left many school districts with smaller staffs and fewer resources. The Children's Music Workshop provides a Web portal that assembles in one place many tools that a music teacher can use to build or augment a child-centered music program.
Films On Demand is a web-based digital video delivery platform that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Many subject areas are covered. Cite it as a source for your next paper.