American Roots Music
Come discover the pioneers of the musical forms that combined on American soil to become the most pervasive music throughout the world.
California Sheet Music Project
A virtual library of some 2,000 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900, together with related materials such as a San Francisco publisher´s catalog of 1872, programs, songsheets, advertisements, and photographs. Images of every printed page of sheet music from ten locations have been scanned at 400 dpi, in color where indicated.
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
Although the focus of this online collection is on the gramophone and its recordings, it includes much evidence of Berliner´s other interests, such as information on his businesses, his crusades for the pasteurization of milk and other public-health issues, his philanthropy, his musical composition, and even his poetry.
Experience Music Project
An interactive music museum celebrating creativity and innovation in popular music.
Herbert Von Karajan Center
A cultural institution whose goal is to preserve the musical legacy of the conductor in a central archive and make it available to the public on the one hand, and to continue the pursuit of the maestro´s various interests and special projects on the other.
Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
Contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960. All pieces of the collection are indexed on this site and a search will retrieve a catalog description of the pieces. An image of the cover and each page of music will also be retrieved if the music was published before 1923 and is in the public domain.
Lift Every Voice
This exhibition takes its name from a hymn composed a century ago by two African-American brothers, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson.
Featuring news and reviews, kids´ writing, games, trivia, and more!
The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
A multiformat ethnographic field collection that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern United States.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music
Contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered during the years 1820-1860 and more than 47,000 registered during the years 1870-1885. Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra. The collection documents the attitudes and tastes of a bygone era with music of many varieties and sources, all of it published in the United States.
The history of musical theatre, film and television.
The Prokofiev Page
All Prokofiev. All the Time. The definitive web site devoted to the music of Sergei Prokofiev. Contains extensive biography, complete catalog of works, database of hundreds of recordings, exclusive photographs, articles, and interviews of artists.
The Space Age Pop Music Page
Encyclopedia of Space Age Pop, Exotica, and Lounge Music and Musicians.
Tuning The World
An interactive sound and image experience that celebrates what Guglielmo Marconi made possible on December 12, 1901.
Worldwide Internet Music Resources
This music resource list is offered as a service of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University.