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CharlieA 20 Nov 01 - 07:30 AM
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Subject: sheet music sites
From: CharlieA
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 07:30 AM

having had a look at the site on a previous thread i thought i'd ask if there were any others out there that people could recommend. Cxxx


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 07:59 AM

Well, this search on Google comes up with 411,000 matches (not all different sites of course), but there are a lot.

When you've checked out all those, get back to us :-)


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: CharlieA
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:15 AM

thankyou for that - what i asked for was RECOMENDED sites. Cxxx


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:23 AM

Can you be a bit more specific then. Do you want single line folk melodies, piano arrangements of pop songs, orchestral scores etc?

Difficult to give useful advice without a bit more detail on what you're after.


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:27 AM

What time range? American Memory, Lib. Congress has 19th C. material, as well as the Scriptorium of the Library of Duke University (up to 1920). There are sites for older material (broadsides) as well.


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: CharlieA
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:32 AM

any - mainly folk or classical, i sing, play flute, am buying a harp. Cxxx


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: MMario
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:41 AM

The Levy Sheet music site search page has a great deal of material - the ones you can "see" are all out of copyright.


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:47 AM

any

jeez, that narrows it down...

JC's Tune Finder is a great place for folk tunes. You do however need to know what you're looking for...


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 11:00 AM

These sites may be of help for general information.

Music Libray Association: Sheet Music Collections

Sheet Music Resources Online (Some free sites & links included)

My Sheet Music

~Masato


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Subject: Sheet Music Source
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 02 - 07:52 PM

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/smhtml/smhome.html
or

* * CLICK HERE * *


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Source
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 02 - 08:51 PM

+ + + TRY THIS + + +


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Source
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 Sep 02 - 09:45 PM

It is one of the American Memory collections. Other sheet music collections include:


Historic American Sheet Music: 1850-1920, which is from Duke. The Duke site may be more helpful for searching. Images are clearer (and can be enlarged) than those at the Levy.


African-American Sheet Music 1850-1920, which is from Brown.


America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets ["song sheets are single printed sheets, usually six by eight inches, with lyrics but no music"]. Some American song sheets (though not many) are also in Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads.


"We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!": Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana


Band Music from the Civil War Era


The largest and most comprehensive site is Levy:


The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
, which has first editions of most Stephen Foster songs, and the Star-Spangled Banner. Sometimes subject and other indexes help. In the search boxes, spellings should be those used in the original (If it is "to-night", "tonight" would not return the item).


Other collections worthy of note are:


19th-Century California Sheet Music


19th-Century American Sheet Music Digitization Project


Inventions of Note: Sheet Music Collection (Lewis Music Library, MIT)


The Colorado Collection


Marquis de Lafayette Collections (Lafayette College)


For info on sheet music collections, see Music Library Association: Sheet Music Collections.


~Masato


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Source
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Sep 02 - 10:32 PM

Wow, masato! I had some of those, but not all. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Source
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Oct 02 - 11:54 PM

The Kirk Collection (ISU Library) has four indexes (Country Music Artist/Professional Song Sheets; Dance Band Index; Popular Song Commercial Sheet Music; & Popular Song Artist/Professional Song Sheets), which help to get information.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Source
From: bradfordian
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 05:59 PM

Some folksongs,
here also spirituals & other stuff


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Subject: RE: Help: sheet music sites
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 04:17 AM

This list may be helpful:

Other Digital Sheet Music Collections

> Lester Levy Collection of Sheet Music - Johns Hopkins University > African American Sheet Music - Brown University
> Historic American Sheet Music - Duke University > 19th-century California Sheet Music - UC Berkeley
> Music for the Nation - Library of Congress > Florida Sheet Music Collection - University of South Florida
> Center for Popular Music - Middle Tennessee University > Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection - Mississippi State University
> Nineteenth-Century American Sheet Music Digitization Project - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill > Keffer Collection of Sheet Music, ca. 1790-1895 - University of Pennsylvania
> Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923 - New York Public Library > Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, ca. 1790-1980 - Smithsonian Institution
Source: Archive of Popular American Music, UCLA


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Subject: RE: Online Sheet Music Sources
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 01:25 PM

Just found this one
http://www.mutopiaproject.org/. Not a great deal of folk there yet, but it seems to be a new project which will grow.
It may deserve a new tread to highlight it?
Quack!
GtD.


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