Thursday, May 20, 2010

Classical Music in the Public Domain

Many libraries are now digitizing classical music that is no longer controlled under copyright and are available to the public domain. Below is a listing of important sites for digitized classical music.

VARIATIONS Prototype: Online Musical Scores from Indiana University

Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music. On the left sidebar, under Collections is a section labeled "Musical Scores." Check out the resources they've digitized from the Sibley Music Library.

Sheet Music and Multi-Media Resources at Harvard If you scroll down on this page, you'll find a lengthy list, including a digital version of the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe! Spend some time with this page of resources. It's simply amazing.

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) the public domain music score library. The IMSLP site has been set up - in a wiki format that allows for multiplecontributors.