The English Broadside Ballad Archive's mission is to make broadside ballads of the 17th century fully accessible as texts, art, music, and cultural records. What is a Broadside Ballad? From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadside_(music): "A broadside (also known as a broadsheet) is a single sheet of inexpensive paper printed on one side, often with a ballad, rhyme, news and sometimes with woodcut illustrations. They were one of the most common forms of printed material between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly in Britain, Ireland and North America and are often associated with one of the most important forms of traditional music from these countries, the ballad."
"In September of 2013, the Penn Libraries received from Doris Gundert Balant a gift of 47 home movies from the family of Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985). This past fall the films were reformatted to digital video, helping to prolong the life of the originals, while simultaneously providing broad access to their content. Now the films have been cataloged and described and are available for viewing on the Penn Libraries Kaltura MediaSpace video portal."
The first link above goes to the “Finding Aid” page, where you can browse a list of the videos. The list has descriptions.
The second link goes to the page where the videos can be found.
For an overview, check out this blog post.
The Fake Book Index is a free service we provide which you may find useful. It is a searchable index of over 75 mostly jazz-oriented "fake books".
Note it does not provide the music itself, it merely tells you in which book(s) you can find the tune you are looking for.
Latin American String Quartets - with scores and recordings!
This space has been created by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano with support from the National Fund for Culture and Arts of Mexico, in order to make available to the public a substantial amount of Latin American works for string quartet, in PDF format.
With this project we want to help existing string quartets to join us on the discovery of Latin American treasures for string quartet, a mission we have undertaken since the beginning of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, in 1981.
Digital Collections from the American Antiquarian Society and the Center for Popular Music
The Spirituals Database provides a means to search a database of nearly 1600 Negro Spiritual settings performed by solo Classical vocalists.
|The Sheet Music Consortium provides tools and services that promote access to and use of online sheet music collections by scholars, students, and the general public.|
Extensive collection of data for concert band. Includes much more information than the previous edition published on CD ROM.
OUR GOAL: To document every concert band work and composer.
Band enthusiast can subscribe for complete access to:
* over 22,000 composers listings and biographies
* over 100,000 searchable works
* hundreds of program notes
* constantly updated information
Research is ongoing, with HEBM editors constantly adding new composers and updating and expanding data.
Harvard Graduate School of Education's EdCast site contains podcasts that cover issues in the field of education. Noam Chomsky, Howard Gardner, and other educators, advocates, and politians participate in these conversations.
The UCTV site contains media from the University of California and affiliates. The focus has been teaching, research, and public service.
The main subject categories are:
teoria.com is a web site dedicated to the study and practice of music theory. It has been part of the Internet community since January 1997. teoria.com was developed by José Rodríguez Alvira as a complement for his courses at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
The Music Dictionary features The Grove Dictionary of Music Vol II, the trusted music dictionary of musical terms and musicians for over 100 years. The Music Dictionary is free online and Vol II has over 10K music terms and musician bios for your personal and research use.
The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Division houses over 400 musical instruments from around the world. Each year since the founding of the Ethnomusicology program in 1962, one or more international artists have been invited to the campus to share their musical traditions through teaching and performance. The musical instrument collection has grown over the years as the result of these residencies, and its make-up reflects the instrumental traditions of the artists who have been our guests.
Images are free to use, but it is requested that the U of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives is acknowledged.
The Journal of Music History Pedagogy is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access, on-line journal dedicated to the publication of original articles and reviews related to teaching music history of all levels (undergraduate, graduate, or general studies) and disciplines (western, non-western, concert and popular musics). The JMHP holds no single viewpoint on what constitutes good teaching and endorses all types of scholarship on music history pedagogy that are well-researched, objective, and challenging. The JMHP is a publication of the Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society; it is indexed in RILM and DOAJ.
The Opera Platform is the online destination for the promotion and enjoyment of opera. It is designed to appeal equally to those who already love opera and to those who may be tempted to try it for the first time.
The Opera Platform offers a range of content from the most popular titles to the most innovative:
The Opera Platform is a partnership between Opera Europa, representing 155 opera companies and festivals; the cultural broadcasting channel ARTE; and 15 theatres from across Europe. It is supported by the EC’s Creative Europe programme. It welcomes contributions from all those committed to sharing opera with a wider public.
OnMusic Dictionary is the successor of former Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary.
Also includes browsing by Instrument Classifications, Composers, Symbol Charts, and an Appendix with music fundamentals, music history, and performance practice.
The Full English is the world's largest free digital archive English folk songs, tunes, dances, and customs. An initiative of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and its Vaughan Williams Memorial Library in London, the archive contains over 58000 digitized images from the manuscript collections of noted folk song collectors.