Libretti, Texts & Synopses
Organizations & Associations
Primary Sources - Composer Specific
More than 38,000 entries for scholarly books, facsimiles, articles, dissertations, and conference papers in the field of Bach studies.
An index of books, articles, scores, archival collections, and other materials for the study of Beethoven. Formerly the Beethoven Bibliography Database. Maintained by the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San José State University.
Print Location: Con Ref ML105 .E36
Print Location: Con Ref ML102.C45 B8
A bibliography of printed guitar tablatures from the 17th and 18th centuries, in both the Rasgueado and mixed styles, with detailed descriptions and indexes of each source.
A dictionary of medieval Latin musical terminology, ca. 500-1500, with entries in German, English, and French.
Print Location: Con Ref ML100 .R522
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.
Contains international industry news, all contact information and articles.
A directory of over 120 international music competitions, with additional information about prize winners and commissioned works.
Print Location: Con Ref ML101 .F8 D53 1992
Print Location: Con Ref ML100 .M92 1994 v.1-17
Print Location: Con Ref ML101.A93 O47 2002
Contains Grove Music Online, the Oxford Companion to Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Print Location: Con Books ML457 .P49 2012
Print Location: Con Books ML3845 .W576 1996
Print Location: Con Books ML3845 .W578 1996
Print Location: Con Books ML3427 .M37 1987
Print Location: Con Books ML290.2 .E87 1990
Print Location: Con Books ML270.2 .A6 1997
Print Location: Con Books ML270.2 .F73 1989
Print Location: Con Books ML3809 .D66 2005
Print Location: Con Books ML2827 .R36 2001
Print Location: Con Books ML457 .D64 1989
Print Location: Con Books ML1156 .A44 I8 1992
Print Location: Con Books ML410 .L95 J4 1989
Print Location: Con Books ML290.2 .C22 1992
Print Location: Con Books ML457 .N46 1993
Print Location: Con Books MT189 .O94 1997
Print Location: Con Books ML437 .H43 1993
Print Location: Con Books 780.9 K625
Print Location: Con Books ML85 .I6
Print Location: Con Reference ML111 .B825 M9
Print Location: Con Books 780.9 B464M
Facilitates discovery of music iconography images by registered researchers, and the description of such images by registered cataloguers.
The Supplementary LP Recording Catalog contains access to recordings cataloged prior to 1976 not otherwise included in OBIS. The listing below includes composers, performers, titles and subjects interfiled. When critical information was included on the backs of cards, the verso was also scanned in the preservation process.
Texts and translations of Bach's vocal works, including cantatas, arias, and other vocal pieces.
A society formed to support interest in and publications about medieval, Renaissance, and early baroque music.
Promotes understanding of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and periods.
An organization estalished to support recorder players and to publish editions of recorder music.
The goal of EMA is to raise public awareness of western art music from the medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.
A non-profit organization whose goal is to promote, revive, and support historical performance practice all over the world. Members recieve a monthly e-newsletter, are eligible for discounts on concert tickets, recordings, and instrument insurance, and may be featured on EarlyMusic.net Radio.
The purpose of this society is to promote the study and performance of music of the eighteenth century.
A national professional association in the fields of organ and choral music, with 330 chapters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Sponsors conferences, competitions, publications, educational projects, and professional certification programs.
Print Location: ML460 .C36 2004
Digital archive of medieval, Renaissance, and early-modern music manuscripts. More than 25,000 high-resolution images, many with extensive metadata.
The Conservatory's own special collections reside in the basement of the Kohl Building and can be retrieved upon request. They include European and American books, scores, instruments, and iconography in the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History; jazz recordings and memorabilia in the James and Susan Neumann Collection; books and journals in the Violin Society of America/H. K. Goodkind Collection; letters, photographs, and autographs of composers in the Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Best Collection; early 19th-century playbills in the Thomas Goodwin Collection; and further historical holdings in the library's general collection. Online inventories are available for some collections; digitization of finding aids and objects in the Selch and Neumann Collections is in progress.
A digital library of Johann Sebastian Bach's autograph manuscripts and original parts in high-resolution scans, and a catalog of information about all of Bach's works and their written transmission.
The digital archives of the Beethoven-Haus contain more than 5,000 facsimiles of music manuscripts, sketches, first editions, letters, and photographs, accompanied by audio files, bibliographies, and historical background.
Interactive maps and timelines examine Mozart's life through his travels. Also includes In Mozart's Words, a four-language, annotated, searchable edition of his letters (in progress).
Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century scores, manuscripts, and libretti of operas, ballets, and theatrical works by Jean-Baptiste Lully.
Print Location: Con Reference ML128.R31A4 1966 bds. 1-3
Print Location: Con Reference ML128.H35G9 vols. 1-3
Print Location: Con Reference ML128.R31W6
Print Location: Con Reference ML128.H35A71986
Print Location: Con Reference ML128 .F7 M235
A free, automated tool for creating parts from existing music scores. Upload a PDF or import from IMSLP, then adjust the optically generated staff divisions to extract parts.
A performing arts video library with operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places.
A site dedicated to early music, with a focus on instrumental music. Features transcriptions of lute and theorbo pieces.
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Brenton Grom, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at Case Western University, created this guide.