An bibliography of materials - including books, dissertations, theses, and articles - on popular music in Sub-Saharan Africa.
ethnomusicology  popular_music  Africa  bibliography 
8 weeks ago
Musikverlagswiki | Arbeitshilfe zur Datierung von Musikdrucken
The German-language Music Publishers Wiki collects information useful for dating printed music, such as publishers' addresses and plate numbers/issue dates. The wiki is a project of the International Association of Music Libraries and the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig; its current focus is Leipzig publishers, but its coverage may expand in the future.
historical_musicology  music_publishing  database 
8 weeks ago
Books of Hispanic Polyphony: A Catalogue of Books of Spanish and New World Polyphony in Context
The digital library Books of Hispanic Polyphony (BHP) serves as a research database and bibliography of manuscript and printed polyphonic books in Spain and books with hispanic polyphony elsewhere. BHP has no chronological limitations, and links to digitized sources when available.
historical_musicology  database  early_music  Spain  Europe  15th_century  16th_century  17th_century  18th_century  19th_century  20th_century  Latin_America  South_America  Central_America  medieval  Renaissance 
9 weeks ago
Finding copyright-friendly resources for media projects - Research Guides
A guide to open- or royalty-free licensed music, images, and video, maintained by the William & Mary Libraries.
research_guide  tools  technology  sound_recordings  copyright  music_industry 
june 2018
Composer Diversity Database
A database of composers' websites, "created to allow conductors, performers, presenters, educators, and researchers a tool with which to expand and broaden their scope of composers and repertoire." The database is focused on women and composers of color, and can be limited by genre, demographic group, and location.
conducting  composers  performance_practice  database  composition  women_in_music  music_publishing 
june 2018
Princeton Slavic Collections: Early Soviet Illustrated Sheet Music
Princeton University Library holds the seventh largest collections of Slavic materials in the United States, including material related to the performing arts in Russia and the Soviet Union such as this collection of Soviet-era sheet music from the 1920s.
USSR  Russia  Europe  sheet_music  digital_score  20th_century  historical_musicology  popular_music 
may 2018
Measuring Polyphony
Digitally-encoded versions of polyphonic compositions written during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries: MEI transcriptions (in mensural and modern notation), audio files, and images of the original manuscripts.
vocal_music  medieval  13th_century  14th_century  historical_musicology  performance_practice  music_information_retrieval  digital_score  early_music 
may 2018
The Sarum Rite
The Sarum Rite is a multi-volume performing and scholarly edition of all the surviving liturgy and music of the Sarum Rite, published on-line by the Gregorian Institute of Canada.
sacred_music  historical_musicology  medieval  chant  digital_score  ebook 
may 2018
Routledge Performance Archive (Requires Harvard Key)
A streaming collection of interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice, masterclasses, contemporary productions (both excerpted and full-length), and previously-unreleased documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences.
streaming_video  streaming_audio  theatre  performance_practice  performing_arts  dance  20th_century  21st_century 
may 2018
Ethnographic Video Online (Requires Harvard Key)
Streaming video collection for the visual study of human culture and behavior, with classic and contemporary documentaries, unpublished footage from anthropologists and ethnographers, indigenous media productions, field and liner notes, biographies, and related full-text materials.
ethnography  ethnomusicology  streaming_video  anthropology  20th_century  21st_century  field_recordings  Africa  Asia  North_America  South_America  Europe  Australia  Oceania 
may 2018
California Sheet Music Imprints
Scores of popular sheet music either about California, or with a California publication imprint, from the collections of the Stanford Music Library. Includes items published as musical supplements in the Sunday San Francisco Examiner and the Oakland Herald.
19th_century  20th_century  United_States  North_America  digital_score  sheet_music  popular_music  historical_musicology 
may 2018
Chicago Blues and Folk Music - Photography by Raeburn Flerlage
Mid-20th century photographs of performers, especially blues musicians, by Raeburn Flerlage, a Chicago-based record distributor and photographer. From the collections of the Chicago History Museum.
20th_century  jazz  image  popular_music  historical_musicology  United_States  North_America  blues 
may 2018
George M. Cohan Collection, Museum of the City of New York
Manuscripts, typescripts, actors' sides, sheet music, and instrumental parts/orchestrations from musicals and plays by prolific Broadway composer George M. Cohan.
20th_century  United_States  North_America  Broadway  musical_theatre  popular_music  historical_musicology  theatre  sheet_music  full_text  digital_score  archives  Cohan  scripts 
april 2018
Siobhan Davies Replay: The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance
The digital archive of the contemporary dance and arts organization Siobhan Davies Dance, including rehearsal and performance video, publicity materials, and still images.
dance  streaming_video  image  historical_musicology  performance_practice  performing_arts  concert_programs  21st_century  United_Kingdom  Europe  20th_century 
april 2018
The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music
"This digital collection features traditional tunes and songs collected by master fiddle player Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist in Residence in Irish Music at Boston College (2004 to 2015) and National Heritage Fellow (2013). Freely available, the collection offers over 330 audio recordings featuring more than 130 musicians via SoundCloud, with accompanying stories, transcriptions, and introductory essays."
Ireland  Europe  Boston  United_States  North_America  streaming_audio  digital_score  ethnomusicology  fiddle  20th_century  21st_century  Connolly 
april 2018
Copyright Renewals Database
"Stanford's Copyright Renewal Database is a searchable index of the copyright renewal records for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963. Note that the database includes only renewal records, not original registrations, and only Class A (book) renewals received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1992."
copyright  law  database  20th_century  United_States  North_America 
april 2018
Theatre in Video (Requires Harvard Key)
Theatre in Video features performances of works from the last several centuries, as well as documentaries and interviews about theatre history, acting methods, and stage figures.
theatre  streaming_video  interviews  performing_arts  performance_practice 
april 2018
Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive
The Brooklyn Academy of Music Hamm Archives contain materials dating from 1857 to the present that documenting the history of performance at BAM. Researchers can access digitized materials related to performances since 1861 - including newspaper clippings, photographs, playbills, and promotional material - and playbills for all performances at BAM.
United_States  North_America  19th_century  20th_century  21st_century  archives  historical_musicology  performance_practice  concert_programs  theatre  performing_arts  image 
april 2018
Early American Sheet Music
Almost 2500 pieces if sheet music from the Library of Congress with the classification number M1.A1: that is, music printed or 'copied in manuscript' in the United States or the colonies through 1820.
digital_score  sheet_music  18th_century  19th_century  United_States  North_America  manuscripts 
april 2018
Morales Mass Book
A digitized copy of Cristóbal de Morales’s choirbook Missarum liber primus (Lyon: Moderne, 1546), RISM M 3581-1545/6, held by the Burns Library at Boston College, with commentary, video, and audio recordings.
16th_century  Renaissance  digital_score  Morales  sacred_music  Spain  Italy  Europe  historical_musicology 
april 2018
International Bibliography of Discographies
A database (in progress) compiled by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). Once complete, it will include information about all current and out-of-print discographies published worldwide in print and electronic formats, including unpublished work in progress.
discography  bibliography  sound_recordings  reference  database 
april 2018
A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800
A full text edition of Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans, A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800 (Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press [1973-).
biography  dictionary  17th_century  18th_century  England  United_Kingdom  Europe  historical_musicology  performance_practice  performing_arts  theatre  reference  ebook  full_text 
april 2018
Les Sources manuscrites de la théorie de la musique (S. IX-XVI)
An online database of RISM's series B/III (The Theory of Music): bibliographic information on manuscript sources for music theory from the Carolingian Era up to ca. 1500, maintained by Christian Meyer (Centre national de la recherche scientifique).
RISM  manuscripts  music_theory  historical_musicology  database  9th_century  10th_century  11th_century  12th_century  13th_century  14th_century  15th_century 
april 2018
Musical Theater Songs (Requires Harvard Key)
Use this database to search the musical theater repertoire by composer, show, voice type, tempo, mood or quality ("charming," "wordy," "bluesy"), etc. and then find links to sheet music and recordings.
database  musical_theatre  bibliography  vocal_music 
april 2018
Kanopy (Requires Harvard Key)
Kanopy provides access to films, documentaries, and television shows from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection.
streaming_video  film  television 
april 2018
Music Magazine Archive: Rock (Requires Harvard Key)
A selection of full-text magazines and zines from the 1960s-2010s, including titles like CREEM, Trouser Press, Slash, and Raygun.
rock_music  ejournal  popular_music  20th_century  21st_century  full_text 
april 2018
Bloomsbury Popular Music (Requires Harvard Key)
The complete 33 1/3 series of short books about individual albums, plus the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World and selected titles from Bloomsbury's Popular Music Studies series.
ebook  popular_music  sound_recordings  encyclopedia  world_music  full_text  reference 
april 2018
Entertainment ID (Requires Harvard Key)
Music sales/chart rankings from over 74 countries, including all Billboard charts, Offical Chart Company (UK), and streaming statistics from Apple and Spotify. Also includes data on historical film box office and media sales and rankings from Nielsen.
statistics  charts  essential_tool  music_industry  popular_music  film  television  sound_recordings  database 
april 2018
La Gazette Royale: A Journey Through Haiti's Early Print Culture
Facsimiles and transcriptions of all known issues of the newspapers La Gazette Officielle d’Hayti (1807-1811) and La Gazette Royale d’Hayti (1813-1820), published during Henry Christophe’s rule of northern Haiti, and the Almanach Royal de Hayti (1813-1819), useful for tracing members of King Henry Christophe’s household and administration.
Haiti  Caribbean  19th_century  African_diaspora  newspapers  full_text  historical_musicology  ethnomusicology  North_America 
april 2018
Music in Shakespeare
A database of musical references - relating to sound, natural phenomena such as thunder, theory and philosophy, dance and performance, military cues, musical genres, and emotional states - in Shakespeare's plays and in a number of poems. Maintained by Christopher R. Wilson, University of Hull.
theatre  16th_century  17th_century  Shakespeare  historical_musicology  England  United_Kingdom  Europe  database 
april 2018
Troubadours, trouvères and the Crusades
Responses to the Crusades, as seen in nearly 200 Old French and Occitan song texts, published in new or updated critical editions with translations and contextual/historical notes in Italian and English. Some pieces accompanied by manuscript images and recordings.
medieval  full_text  vocal_music  historical_musicology  12th_century  13th_century  14th_century  early_music  texts  France  Europe 
april 2018
DC Punk Archive
The DC Punk Archive was established in 2014 to document the vibrant and influential punk music scene of Washington D.C. (1976-present). The collection includes photographs, published books, zines, and articles, sound and video recordings, and ephemera like publicity materials, set lists, and letters. Digitized material include fliers, zines, images and concert ephemera
popular_music  archives  United_States  North_America  image  ebook  full_text  rock_music  concert_programs  20th_century  21st_century 
april 2018
The Austen Family Music Books
This collection from the University of Southampton consists of eighteen printed and manuscript music books owned by members of the Austen family, including the writer Jane Austen, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
digital_score  18th_century  19th_century  historical_musicology  manuscripts  United_Kingdom  Europe  women_in_music 
april 2018
Yiddish Sheet Music
A collection of public-domain scores from the John Hay Library, Brown University, focusing on Yiddish-language music for the stage, but including art songs, folk songs, and sacred music in Yiddish and Hebrew.
digital_score  Jewish_music  ethnomusicology  historical_musicology  musical_theatre  popular_music  sheet_music  19th_century  20th_century  sacred_music  vocal_music 
april 2018
WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists (AMS)
The American Musicological Society's wide-ranging guide to online resources in musicology and other subjects, including music therapy, world music, record labels, and library directories.
bibliography  composition  ethnomusicology  historical_musicology  music_theory  performance_practice 
april 2018
World War I Sheet Music
Thousands of pieces of digitized sheet music acquired by the Library of Congress between 1914 and 1920, documenting World War I in American popular culture. The collection includes commercial publications, vanity press editions of amateur compositions, and unpublished manuscripts.
digital_score  20th_century  Europe  North_America  United_States  World_War_I  historical_musicology  jazz  manuscripts  popular_music  sheet_music 
april 2018
World Federation of International Music Competitions
A directory of over 120 international music competitions, with additional information about prize winners and commissioned works.
directory  organization  performing_arts 
april 2018
Women Song Composers: A Database of Songs Published in the United States and England, ca. 1890-1930
A downloadable database of late 19th and early 20th-century women composers who wrote songs published in the United States or the British Commonwealth. The database contains information about over 15,000 publications by more than 1500 composers (as of July 2012).

Maintained by: Christopher Reynolds, UC Davis
bibliography  19th_century  20th_century  Australia  Canada  Europe  North_America  United_Kingdom  United_States  composers  composition  historical_musicology  music_publishing  vocal_music  women_in_music  database 
april 2018
The William Steinway Diary, 1861-1896
2500 pages of piano builder William Steinway's diary, in page images and transcriptions, with annotations (in progress): topics include personal reminiscences; piano building and the company Steinway & Sons; and New York and U.S. politics, society, and cultural life.

Maintained by: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
ebook  19th_century  North_America  United_States  diaries  historical_musicology  instruments  image  Steinway  full_text 
april 2018
Wikisource: Zeitschriften (Musik)
A collection of links to digitized pre-1923 music journals. Most are German-language, but periodicals from a number of countries, including France, Italy, the UK, and the US are included.
ejournal  18th_century  19th_century  20th_century  Europe  Germany  historical_musicology  music_theory  performance_practice  database  full_text 
april 2018
Wesleyan Virtual Instrument Museum: You Tube Channel
Videos from Wesleyan University World Music Collection, demonstrating instruments from the collection.
streaming_audio  streaming_video  ethnomusicology  instruments  world_music 
april 2018
Weber (Mark) Jazz Collection
Photographs of experimental jazz musicians, taken during the 1970s-1990s by Mark Weber, with a focus Los Angeles from 1976-1985. The physical collection, part of the UCLA Library's Performing Arts Special Collections, also includes notes, clippings, interview transcripts, correspondence, programs, flyers and articles.
20th_century  United_States  North_America  jazz  popular_music  image 
april 2018
The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM)
Peer-reviewed new editions, with commentary, of previously unpublished or commercially unavailable scores of seventeenth century compositions; maintained by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music.
digital_score  17th_century  historical_musicology 
april 2018
Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941
The experiences of Dust Bowl refugees, as documented during research trips in 1940 and 1941 to Farm Security Administration migrant work camps in central California. The collection, maintained by the Library of Congress, includes recordings of popular songs and dance music, camp meetings, conversations, and stories, with photographs, transcriptions and field notes, and correspondence.
streaming_audio  20th_century  North_America  United_States  ethnography  ethnomusicology  field_recordings  oral_history  popular_music  image  correspondence 
april 2018
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
A collection of digital scores from the University of North Texas Music Library, notable for its 18th century French opera, but also containing works from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
digital_score  17th_century  18th_century  19th_century  20th_century  Baroque  Classical  Romantic  historical_musicology  opera 
april 2018
The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings
A discography of Canadian 78 rpm recordings, with selected digitized audio, biographies, historical background, etc.

Maintained by: Library and Archives Canada
discography  streaming_audio  78s  Canada  North_America  sound_recordings 
april 2018
VIOLA: Suomen kansallisdiskografia = The National Discography of Finland
VIOLA is the Finnish national discography and bibliography of printed music. It covers sound recordings pulished since 1901, and printed music published since 1977. VIOLA also contains references to foreign materials in 13 Finnish music library collections. (Catalog interface available in Finnish, Swedish, and English)

Maintained by: Kansalliskirjasto (National Library of Finland)
discography  bibliography  Europe  Finland  20th_century  21st_century 
april 2018
ViFaMusik: Virtual Library of Musicology = Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Musikwissenschaft
A portal for music and musicology, including digitized scores, bibliographies, biographical information, and links to other resources.

Maintained by: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
article_index  bibliography  digital_score  composition  historical_musicology  music_theory  database 
april 2018
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
The library and archives of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). The library maintains the Roud Folk Song index, a database of 143,000 references to songs in the English tradition, as well as indexes to its archives of major folk song collectors. Its digital archives (also known as The Full English) include early 20th century English folk arts, brings together manuscripts, notes, letters, and images from 7 archives and 19 collectors, documenting folk songs, tunes, dances and customs.
19th_century  20th_century  Europe  United_Kingdom  archives  dance  diaries  ethnomusicology  folk_music  libraries  manuscripts  popular_music  vocal_music  image  database  correspondence 
april 2018
VARIATIONS Prototype: Online Musical Scores
Digitized public-domain scores designed to be viewed online, from the collections of the Cook Music Library, Indiana University. Includes opera, orchestral, choral, solo and chamber music.
april 2018
UT Song Index
An index of about 50,000 songs published in over 1500 anthologies. Find the listing for a song, then use HOLLIS to search for the titles of the collections in which it's printed.

Maintained by: George F. DeVine Music Library, University of Tennessee
bibliography  popular_music  vocal_music  database 
april 2018
UT Analysis Index
An index to program notes and descriptions or analyses of musical compositions in books owned by the UT Music Library. It does not duplicate the entries in Harold Diamond's book, Music Analyses: An Annotated Guide to the Literature ( Note: books owned by UT may not be owned by Harvard; find the entry for a work, then use HOLLIS to search for the titles of the book in which the analysis is printed.
bibliography  composition  historical_musicology  music_theory  musical_analysis  database 
april 2018
University of North Texas Radio Station & Song Collections Catalog
An index of popular music and songs from the library's WBAP, WFAA, and Song collections, with an index of songs published in Sheet Music Magazine and Piano Today.
bibliography  piano_music  popular_music  sheet_music  vocal_music  database 
april 2018
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection
Sheet music from collections of the University of Colorado at Boulder Music Library: music about Colorado; music published by the Ingram Music Company of Denver; piano rags and ragtime songs; and music inspired by the West and westward migration.
digital_score  19th_century  20th_century  North_America  United_States  historical_musicology  popular_music  ragtime  sheet_music 
april 2018
The official YouTube channel of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Includes numerous videos of ethnomusicological and anthropological interest.
streaming_video  anthropology  ethnomusicology  field_recordings 
april 2018
UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive
A digital collection of 10,000+ cylinder recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries at the Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. The collection includes commercially-released popular and classical music, speeches and readings, and ethnic and foreign recordings. The archive also contains 650+ vernacular, or home, wax cylinders: non-commercial recordings made by members of the public for personal use. Recordings can be streamed online or freely downloaded.
streaming_audio  19th_century  20th_century  North_America  United_States  audio_preservation  cylinder_recordings  ethnomusicology  field_recordings  folk_music  historical_musicology  popular_music  sound_recordings  archives 
april 2018
Trouser Press
The music magazine Trouser Press (1974-1984) covered rock music, specializing in British Invasion, new wave, progressive, and indie releases. This website includes the contents of the Trouser Press Record Guide books - covering alternative rock from the 1960s to the 1980s - and The Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock, with updates and new entries.

Related resources: Full text of Trouser Press in Music Magazine Archive. Rock,
20th_century  popular_music  reviews  rock_music  full_text  database 
april 2018
Traités français sur la musique
Transcriptions of manuscript and printed treatises on music theory and aesthetics written in French from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century, maintained by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL), Indiana University.
14th_century  15th_century  16th_century  17th_century  18th_century  19th_century  Classical  Europe  France  Renaissance  Romantic  aesthetics  historical_musicology  music_theory  ebook  full_text 
april 2018
Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML)
Transcriptions of Latin music theory texts from the Late Antique, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, maintained by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL), Indiana University.
Renaissance  medieval  music_theory  ebook  historical_musicology  full_text  Europe  classics  3rd_century  4th_century  5th_century  6th_century  7th_century  8th_century  9th_century  10th_century  11th_century  12th_century  13th_century  14th_century  15th_century  16th_century  17th_century 
april 2018
Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum (TmiWeb)
Italian music treatises - in searchable transcriptions - from the Renaissance and early Baroque, including works by Pietro Aaron and Gioseffo Zarlino and their contemporaries, maintained by the University of Utrecht.
16th_century  17th_century  18th_century  Baroque  Renaissance  historical_musicology  music_theory  performance_practice  full_text  ebook 
april 2018
Theological Commons
Digitized books, periodicals, and audio recordings related to theology and religion, from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Sub-collections include the Benson Collection of Hymnals and Hymnology, the Payne Theological Seminary and A.M.E. (African Methodist Episcopal) Church Archive, and the T.F. Torrance Collection of Antiquarian Books (including materials related to the history of Christianity in Scotland).
digital_score  ebook  African_American  North_America  United_States  ethnomusicology  historical_musicology  hymns  sacred_music  vocal_music  archives  full_text  streaming_audio 
april 2018
Themefinder: U.S. RISM A/II
A database of incipits from over 55,000 post-1600 musical manuscripts from U.S. libraries in the U.S. RISM A/II series.

Maintained by: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities (CCARH), Stanford University
RISM  composition  music_theory  reference  thematic_catalog  database 
april 2018
A database of musical themes in Western classical music, folksongs, and sixteenth-century Latin motets. The Themefinder U.S. RISM subset includes the incipits of over 55,000 post-1600 musical manuscripts from U.S. libraries.

Maintained by: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities (CCARH), Stanford University
composition  music_theory  reference  thematic_catalog  database 
april 2018
Texts on Music in English from the Medieval and Early Modern Eras (TME)
A full text archive of English works on music theory and aesthetics from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, maintained by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL), Stanford University.
ebook  14th_century  15th_century  16th_century  17th_century  Renaissance  aesthetics  historical_musicology  medieval  music_theory  full_text 
april 2018
Templeton Digital Collections
Digital scores from the Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum at Mississippi State University, with special collections of ragtime, blues, movie tunes, foxtrots, popular music, show tunes, Irving Berlin, war songs and specialty (music published after 1923 is catalogued but generally not available online). The instrument collection includes images of a variety of music players, including cylinder players, gramophones, phonographs, a player piano and player organ, cylinder-and-disc music boxes, and paper roll and cob organettes.
digital_score  19th_century  20th_century  United_States  North_America  popular_music  sheet_music  sound_recordings  technology  vocal_music  image 
april 2018
The Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings
Digitized 78 and 45 rpm recordings from the world's largest collection of commercially-produced Mexican and Mexican American popular recordings, held at UCLA. Full access to the recordings is available only on the UCLA campus; access to metadata, label images, and sound samples is available worldwide.
streaming_audio  20th_century  78s  Mexico  United_States  ethnomusicology  popular_music  sound_recordings 
april 2018
The St. Petersburg Score Collection
Digitized scores originally published by The Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg and its successors, Juwal and Jibneh in Berlin and Tel Aviv. Founded in 1908, the Society was the first Jewish musical institution permitted in Russia, and supported both collection of folk musics and new composition and performance.

Maintained by: American Society for Jewish Music
digital_score  20th_century  Europe  Jewish_music  Russia  ethnomusicology  folk_music  historical_musicology 
april 2018
Spotlight on Broadway
A growing collection of short documentaries about Broadway theatres and their productions, from the early 20th century to the present. The project is sponsored by the City of New York's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the Broadway League.

Maintained by: City of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
streaming_video  20th_century  21st_century  Broadway  North_America  United_States  musical_theatre  popular_music  theatre 
april 2018
The Spirituals Database
A discography of recordings of spirituals in art song settings "intended for concert performance by a solo vocalist."

Maintained by: Randye Jones

Related resources: The Art of the Negro Spiritual,
discography  20th_century  21st_century  African_American  North_America  United_States  ethnomusicology  historical_musicology  sacred_music  sound_recordings  vocal_music 
april 2018
Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
Field recordings, field notes, and other research materials documenting approximately 25 hours of folk music by more than 300 performers, collected during a 1939 research trip through the southern United States by John Avery Lomax and Ruby Terill Lomax.

Maintained by: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
streaming_audio  20th_century  United_States  North_America  ethnomusicology  field_recordings  folk_music  popular_music  image  Lomax_family 
april 2018
Sounds of the Past / Zvuci prošlosti
This streaming audio collection of digitzed 78 rpm records documents the musical heritage of Croatia in the early 20th century, through recordings published by the Edison Bell Penkala company in Zagreb.

Maintained by: National and University Library in Zagreb
streaming_audio  20th_century  78s  Balkans  Croatia  Europe  historical_musicology  sound_recordings 
april 2018
Sound and Music
A UK organization intended to raise the profile of new music and sound, formed by the merger of the British Music Information Centre, Contemporary Music Network, Society for the Promotion of New Music (spnm), and Sonic Arts Network.
organization  Europe  United_Kingdom  composition  new_music 
april 2018
The Songs of America
The Songs of America explores American history from the 16th century to the present as documented in popular and traditional songs, art songs, and sacred music. The collection contains 80,000+ online items, including recordings and video, scores and sheet music, manuscripts, copyright submissions, biographies, essays, and maps.

Maintained by: The Library of Congress
digital_score  streaming_audio  streaming_video  17th_century  18th_century  19th_century  20th_century  21st_century  North_America  United_States  ethnomusicology  folk_music  historical_musicology  popular_music  sheet_music  sound_recordings  vocal_music 
april 2018
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
An organization dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth-century music and arts. SSCM publishes the online, peer-reviewed Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM),, and The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM),
digital_score  ejournal  organization  17th_century  Baroque  historical_musicology  full_text 
april 2018
Society for Music Theory (SMT)
SMT promotes scholarly exchange by holding annual meetings, publishing two journals (Music Theory Spectrum and Music Theory Online), and encourages scholarly excellence by giving awards for outstanding publications in music theory.
organization  music_theory 
april 2018
Society for Music Perception and Cognition
SMPC goals: to further the scientific and scholarly understanding of music from a broad range of disciplines, including theory, psychology, psychophysics, linguistics, neurology, neurophysiology, ethology, ethnomusicology, artificial intelligence, computer technology, physics and engineering.
organization  music_perception 
april 2018
Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
SEM promotes the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts, with particular focus on anthropology and cultural context.
organization  ethnomusicology  world_music  anthropology  ethnography 
april 2018
Society for Eighteenth-Century Music
The purpose of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is to promote the study and performance of music of the eighteenth century.
organization  18th_century  Baroque  Classical  historical_musicology 
april 2018
Society for American Music (SAM)
The mission of the Society for American Music is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of American musics of all eras, including the full range of activities and institutions associated with these musics.
organization  United_States  North_America  ethnomusicology  historical_musicology 
april 2018
Smithsonian Jazz
The Smithsonian Institution's portal for jazz research, education, and appreciation, with oral histories of jazz artists, links to research collections, jazz education resources, and information about exhibits, events, and performances.
20th_century  United_States  jazz  popular_music  North_America  oral_history  performance_practice  musicians  composers 
april 2018
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