Classical Music Research and Appreciation
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Any of these sites would be a great home base to begin your exploration of classical music on the web.
American Musical Instrument Society
Promoting the study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.
Classical Music Navigator
Basic facts about composers and their most significant works, includes a listing by geographical location.
Classical Music Pages
Easy to use and packed with concise information, almost every web site listed here refers to this site!
Under the heading “List of Abbreviations in Thematic Catalogs ” you can find a quick explanation of music cataloging such as BWV, KV and HOB.
Includes an extensive chronology of the history of classical music through 1900.
Digital Librarian - Music
An invaluable list of music web sites organized alphabetically with descriptions.
Supplied by the record label Naxos, one of their unique features is a listing of classical music used in film.
See what occurred on any given date using their Classical Almanac.
National Music Museum
A fascinating site, their links include a section devoted to serial number identification. A great place to start looking for information about the antique instrument in your collection.
New Jersey Arts Council
The classical music community in New Jersey is thriving; if you’re looking for a local organization you should be able to find it here!
Open Music Encyclopedia
Looking for the name of the tune that’s stuck in your head? Search options include a virtual piano, humming and whistling into a microphone or the Parsons code (up/down)
Performing Arts Reading Room
A Library of Congress resource, the digital collections are fascinating!
Symphony Orchestra Library Center
In addition to a wealth of orchestral topics this site includes links to almost every aspect of the music business
Women in Music
Provied by the Kapralova society of Canada, this site provides great information about women in classical music past and present.
Classical Web Performances
Classic Cat --Free to download classical performances.
Library of Congress Concerts and Great Conversations in Music -A tremendous resource featuring the greatest artists of our time in both performance and discussion. Complete and highlighted sound / video clips available online. Included in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Digital Library
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center--online broadcast archives, searchable by artist, keyword, and genre.
Public Radio Fan (classical)
Africlassical.com --Composers and musicians of african descent
American Music Resource
J.S. Bach Home Page
Beethoven Reference Site
CELEBRATE MOZART @ MCL
Chopin Music -"Chopin Music was launched in 2004 as both a network and a resource. The goal is to provide an educational environment, rich in both content and scholarly discussion". Includes free scores and individual work analysis
Classical Composers' Archive
Elgar Society & Elgar Foundation
Greig '07 -"The 100-year commemoration of Edvard Grieg’s death –An occasion to revitalize and renew the Grieg heritage"
Jean Sibelius -"Produced by the Finnish Club of Helsinki" Includes music samples and complete listing of compositions.
Tchaikovsky-Research -"This on-going project is the product of collaboration of Tchaikovsky scholars and enthusiasts worldwide".
Women in Music--Provied by the Kapralova society of Canada, this site provides great information about women in classical music past and present.
Contemporary and 20th Century Music
American Music Center
Other Minds Archive -Part of the Internet Archive, includes performances and interviews of 20th and 21st century musicians and composers
Sequenza21 -Great source for the latest news and information concerning contemporary classical music.
Thomas Moore New Music Links
21st Century Music- Free access to this scholarly journal 2000-present. Complete issues are available online in .pdf format.
Early Music FAQ
Early Music Guild
Early Music Network
Gregorian Chant Home Page
Medieval and Renaissance Music--Morris County Library selected titles and period timeline.
Medieval Music Database --Provided by La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) bibliographic information for 70,000 works from the fourteenth century and liturgical chants.
Renaissance Masses -An online repertorium of polyphonic Masses composed in Europe in 1440-1520
Arts Alive (Music)
Baroque Music Defined -Nice historical overview with sound samples.
Classics for Kids--recommendations from our music department.
Creative Kids Central -A collaboration of the Creative Kids Education Foundation and Classical KUSC (University of Southern California). In addition to a great presentation of the orchestral masterpiece Scheherazade, there are multimedia introductions to a wide variety of classical music settings and family listening activities.
Discover Band Music --A concise and easy to navigate overview of the history of band music, part of the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band web site.
From the Top -"The mission of From the Top is to celebrate kids who've shown commitment to music and the arts." Includes the audio archives of the syndicated radio show, searchable by composer.
Fun with Music--classical music research and appreciation, San Francisco Symphony
Guide to the Orchestra--Easy to use multimedia presentation with real orchestral sound samples. Great for all ages.
Internet Public Library Music History 102
Joy 2 Learn -At the Piano -Pianist Alan Gampel hosts an excellent online presentation of the technical and musical history of this beautiful instrument
K-12 Resources For Music Educators
Keeping Score -Let conductor Michael Tilson Thomas show you what makes a great orchestral performance
Music Education Resource Base –citations for journal articles concerning music education. (Search button is located at the bottom of the screen)
National Association for Music Education
Pronouncing Dictionary of Music and Musicians
SchenkerGuide -Online guide to Schenkerian analysis
TonalityGuide.com -Easy to use reference guide to tonal music
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
WGUC Classics for kids -Created by Cincinnati classical public radio
Midi Files Online Magazines Piano Sheet Music String Instruments Venues Vocal Winds, Brass and Percussion College Music Library Recommendations
Classical Midi Connection
Classical Midi with Words
Classical Music Archives
Arts Journal - Music
Blue Book of Pianos
Piano Education Page
Chopin Early Editions -"consist of digitized images of all scores in the University of Chicago Library's Chopin collection".
Hickey's Music Online -Vendor
International Music Score Library Project -"attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge"
J.W. Pepper -Vendor
Juilliard Manuscript Collection -138 digitized autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs and first editions from 42 master composers such as Bach, Stravinsky, Chopin, and Mozart. This unique collection was donated to the Juilliard School by Bruce Kovner in February 2006 .
MPA Directory of Music Publishers
Musica Viva (Free Sheet Music and Sources)
Neue Mozart-Ausgabe: Digitized Version -"The purpose of this web site operated by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in
cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and
conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use."
Patelson’s Music -Vendor
Sheet Music Plus -Vendor, for classical music use the power search
WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive -Hosted by the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark contains free to download sheet music.
Community Theatre -Morristown, NJ
Discover Jersey Arts
Nj.com - Music
Diction Domain -Created by Dr. Candace Magner and Dr. Yvonne Dechance this site provides a wealth of information concerning diction for singers
Lied and Art Song Texts Page
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Broadcast Information Center -In the "Intermission Features" section find past interviews and essays from this long standing program
Oberlin Opera Theater Department On-line Resource Guide
Here you can find the sites these distinguished universities have collected and recommend. Another great place to get started!
Music & Media
Morris County Library
Laurence H. Ross
Morris County (NJ) Library
19 March 2009
Online Magazines Piano Sheet Music String Instruments Venues Vocal Winds, Brass and Percussion College Music Library Recommendations
Winds, Brass and Percussion
College Music Library Recommendations