Art Music
DRAM: Database of Recorded American Music includes over 1,200 CDs (7,500 compositions). The basis for the current collection is the diverse catalogue of American music recordings by New World Records.
 
Glenn Gould Archive Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
The archives of concert pianist Glenn Gould. Includes selected audio files, images, bibliography, finding aids, and full-text writings by or about Gould.
Iowa Sounds: Stradivari Quartet/Iowa String Quartet Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Streaming recordings of the Stradivari Quartet/Iowa String Quartet, a faculty quartet at the University of Iowa from 1960-1996. The collection also includes a documentary about the quartet, produced in 1969.

Streaming audio, liner notes, and biographical information on composers and performers.
Early Recordings
400 items from the Emile Berliner Papers and 108 Berliner sound recordings, spanning the years 1870-1956. Berliner was responsible for the development of the microphone and the flat recording disc and gramophone player.
Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies (American Memory Project) Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Various media related to the Edison Companies. Features 341 motion pictures, 81 sound recordings, and other related materials such as photographs and original magazine articles.
Folk & Ethno Recordings
Association for Cultural Equity Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Founded by Alan Lomax to explore and preserve the world's expressive traditions and cultural practices. Dedicated to ensuring that children learn about the oral traditions of their families and localities.
Dick Spottswood's 15 LP series of recordings and booklets documenting the American folk song and dance between 1890 and 1976.
Global Music Archive Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A multimedia archive for traditional and popular music and dance of Africa and the Americas, with particular emphasis on the African Diaspora. Includes audio, video, and bibliography.
Historic LP Liner Note Booklets (American Folklife Center) Some full text available Resource contains images
Extensive liner notes ranging from 8 to 60 pages per item. Taken from LPs issued from the 1950s through the 1980s by the Library of Congress, from recordings in the Archive of Folk Song/Archive of Folk Culture/American Folklife Center.
Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann
A reference library and archives for Irish traditional music and dance, including music from the island of Ireland, Irish settlements abroad, and non-Irish performers of Irish traditional music. The Digital Library includes sound recordings, images, and digitized books and scores from the library's collections.
Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Digital Collections Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Includes field recordings of Jewish liturgical music from pre-state Israel and Cochin, India; early twentieth-century sheet music from Russia and Central Europe; and Cantorial School theses.
A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.  The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
Jazz Recordings
Association for Cultural Equity Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Founded by Alan Lomax to explore and preserve the world's expressive traditions and cultural practices. Dedicated to ensuring that children learn about the oral traditions of their families and localities.
Photographs and sound recordings pertaining to New Orleans jazz. Includes the Louisiana State Museum's entire collection of images of Louis Armstrong, as well as recordings of jazz musicians active in New Orleans.
Thousands of streaming titles from the Fantasy catalogue and Naxos Jazz. Search by album or song title, featured artist(s), or catalog number. Includes album covers and liner notes.
Discographical Resources
Billboard Music Charts
Current chart data compiled from sales, streaming play, and radio play numbers, including the complete weekly Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts.
J. S. Bach Home Page
Portal to BWV catalog, biographical essays, bibliographies, and discographies.
Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Some full text available
Promotes understanding of Weill's life and works and preserves the legacies of Weill and Lotte Lenya. Also maintains the principal research collection of Weill materials. The site includes a works catalog, biographies and discographies of Weill and Lenya, and information about grants and prize competitions.
Music Industry Data Restricted Resource Resource contains audio
A single search of international charting albums and singles from Billboard, the Official Charts Company. Sophisticated tools allow you to interpret, graph, analyse, compare and contrast musical trends and interactions.
OperaGlass
Information about operas, including libretti, synopses and sources, performance histories, and discographies.
Sephardic Music: A Century of Recordings Resource contains audio
Discographies, historical background, and some audio recordings of Sephardic music.
VIOLA: Suomen kansallisdiskografia (The National Discography of Finland)
The Finnish national discography and bibliography of printed music. It covers sound recordings published since 1901 and printed music published since 1977. 
Natural Sounds
American Society for Acoustic Ecology Resource contains audio
 organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies and promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments.

Birds of North America Online Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Provides detailed scientific information for the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada.

Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Digital Animal Sounds Resource contains audio
More than 30,000 digitized recordings of over 1000 species of animals from the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics at The Ohio State University.

British Library Sounds Resource contains audio
More than 50,000 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments.


Macaulay Library Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
 World's largest and  oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings.
Subject Specialist
Picture: Kathy Abromeit

Kathy Abromeit
Public Services Librarian, Conservatory Library
Tel: (440)775- 5131

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