Internet sites for Music

  • There are a number of music resources available on the internet, and a few selected sites are listed below.

    Online scores

    IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library - a large virtual library of music scores which are in the public domain (some of the scores are not available in the UK).
    Boosey & Hawkes Online Scores (requires registration)

    Specific types of music - a selection of web sites

    Sound and Music - for contemporary British music
    Operabase - information about more than 27.000 operas performed since 2002 - the art of film and television music - film and television soundtrack information and reviews
    English Folk Dance and Song Society


    Cecilia - a searchable guide to music collections in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and Ireland.
    British Library Sound Archive - national collection of sound recordings 
    Oxford Music Library - printed music, books, CDs, DVDs and performance sets. Part of the public library service.
    Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

    Other resources

    BBC Music
    Concert Programmes Database - a database of collections of concert programmes held in European libraries, archives and museums
    Encore! - union catalogue of sets of performance music in UK libraries 
    Europeana Music - explore 324,662 music recordings, pieces of sheet music and other music items from across Europe
    The Festival Calendar - guide to UK summer music festivals
    Julian Wagstaff Online Catalogue - recordings, scores, instrumental parts, press reviews and programme notes for the publicly available works of this composer.
    Live Music Exchange - live music research hub
    Musical Instrument Museums Online - information on musical instruments held in public collections worldwide - a classical sheet music service
    Open Research Library - a single access point for open access e-books from a range of publishers. Particularly good for the arts and humanities.
    The Full English - digital archive of English traditional music and dance