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A Guide to Music Resources

Guide for all aspects of music research and study.

Finding Music Recordings

Formats and even more formats! (Reel to Reel, 78s, 45s, LPs, audio cassettes, CDs, etc.)

Use the Classic Catalog and MODIFY SEARCH (Material Type: Music Recording OR Specific Sound Recording)
 

Finding Scores

Use the Classic Catalog and MODIFY SEARCH (Material Type: Music Score)
Uniform titles and catalog numbers (Western classical music) can help identify iterations of the same work.
 
Free public domain scores (and recordings) on the net
IMSLP (720,000 scores/79,000 recordings – 407 scores from Gaylord)
Sheet Music Consortium (250,000+ pieces – 27,205 pieces from Gaylord)
HathiTrust (62,516 – 12,009 full view)

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