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The CSU Music Library

The CSU Music Library

Music History

  • American Music Resource AMR provides a multi-dimensional source of reference information about all styles of music indigenous to the Western Hemisphere.
  • American Musicological Society The American Musicological Society (AMS) was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship.
  • ArchiveGrid Provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, making information available about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials. It also provides contact information for the institutions where the collections are kept. ArchiveGrid data is primarily focused on archival material descriptions for institutions in the United States.
  • Archives of African American Music and Culture The AAAMC supports the research of scholars, students, and the general public worldwide by providing access to holdings which include oral histories, photographs, musical and print manuscripts, audio and video recordings, educational broadcast programs, and the personal papers of individuals and organizations concerned with black music.
  • Beethoven Bibliography Database The Database is a fully-indexed bibliography of published (and selected unpublished) materials relating to Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Center for Black Music Research A research unit of Columbia College Chicago devoted to research, preservation, and dissemination of information about the history of black music on a global scale.
  • Center for Southern African-American Music CSAM's (University of South Carolina Music Library) purpose is to collect, preserve and curate the music of African-Americans in the South (with a special emphasis on the music of South Carolina),
  • Chopin Early Editions Chopin Early Editions consist of digitized images of all scores in the University of Chicago Library's Chopin collection.
  • Classical Music of India "The largest Indian music resource on the internet."
  • DDM-Online An international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology.
  • Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music This website is a portal to worldwide collections of medieval polyphonic music manuscripts (the resource does not include plainchant).
  • Digital Public Library of America National digital library of materials from many institutions/organizations made accessible through a single platform and portal.
  • Digital Resources for Musicology (DRM) provides links to open-access projects relevant to music scholars. Organized topically and provides tool to search across collections. 
  • Ethnomusicology, folkmusic, and worldmusic Links to online resources grouped by subject and region.
  • Juilliard Manuscript Collection An online collection of 138 autograph manuscripts, engravers proofs,& first editions.
  • Munich Digitisation Centre Site provides online access to a variety of historical documents, includes those in the field of musicology.
  • Music and Letters Music & Letters is a leading international journal of musical scholarship, publishing articles on topics ranging from antiquity to the present day and embracing musics from classical, popular, and world traditions.
  • Music engraving: Video and pictures Up until 2000 G. Henle Publishers' editions were engraved by hand. Nowadays the musical text is set using a computer. The following clips are taken from a particularly interesting film documentation from the year 1997
  • Neue Mozart-Ausgabe Digital Mozart Edition. "The purpose of this web site, operated by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute, is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use ... The digitized version offers the musical text and the critical commentary of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe.
  • Poetry and Music of the War Between the States Online collection of Civil War poetry & audio files.
  • Sacred Harp and Related Shape-Note Music: Resources This guide focuses on music stylistically related to that in The Sacred Harp tunebooks but not on shape-note gospel music.
  • Society for American Music The mission of The Society for American Music is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of American music in all its diversity, and the full range of activities and institutions associated with that music. "America" is understood to embrace North America, including Central America and the Caribbean, and aspects of its cultures everywhere in the world.
  • Society for Ethnomusicology An association devoted to the support of ethnomusicology and to the study of music-making all over the world.
  • Society for Seventeenth-Century Music SSCM is dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth-century music and related arts.
  • The Dancing Master, 1651-1728 The Dancing Master, 1651-1728: An Illustrated Compendium By Robert M. Keller.
  • The Library of Congress American Memory Project American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.