More Resources for the Music Student
The following are fantastic sites for the study of music including translations, free sheet music, and research. Caution: The sites listed below are available free of charge on the Internet. They have been selected for their accuracy and reliability, however one should always use a critical eye in evaluating information found free on the WWW.
Aria Database - It includes translations and aria texts of most arias. http://www.aria-database.com/
WWW Sites of Interest for Music History and Musicologists:
Aria Database List of MIDI & Sound Files from the same website: http://www.aria-database.com/cgibin/listgen.pl?midilist
Texts and Tranlations of Art Songs Almost every song written!
National Association of Teachers of Singing: http://www.nats.org/
American Choral Directors Association: http://www.acdaonline.org/
Music Educators National Conference: http://www.menc.org/
MUSICA: (Choral Literature Database) http://www.musicanet.org/
ClassicalNet Hundreds of CD reviews and over 2,500 links. http://www.classical.net/
The above gives you detailed information on many operas. An index of over 4400 opera composers, with complete opera lists (more than 24,000 operas), and a few links including:
The Classical Music Pages: http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/
Almost everything you need concerning classical music- its history, biographical information about composers (with portraits and short sound examples), explanations of the various musical forms and a dictionary of musical terminologies.
Tips for singers: Breathing, Posture, Diphthongs, etc... http://www.vocalsplendor.com/voice.html
Beethoven.com Web based Classical Radio station
Messiah Score The entire score and it can be printed in PDF format.
A reference site to help identify public domain songs and public domain music,. royalty free music you can use anywhere and any way you choose . . . performance, sing-along, film, video, advertising, business, or personal use.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library http://www.ccel.org/
Hymnal Indexes, Bibles, Classic Christian books in electronic format, selected for your edification. There is enough good reading material here to last you a lifetime, if you give each work the time it deserves! All of the books on this server are believed to be in the public domain in the United States unless otherwise specified. Copy them freely for any purpose.
The purpose of this chronology is to assist Christians of any denomination in their search for knowledge and truth regarding the development of the Christian religion.
Will translate any text in about 6 languages but should be used only as a guide.
Quotes for almost anything!
The Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/
Exactly what it sounds like.
Everything you need for a bible study and many bible links.
Essentials of Music: http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/
Whether you're a casual listener or a serious music student, here's the site for basic information about classical music. Created in cooperation with W.W. Norton & Company, it's built around Essential Classics, the series specially designed to introduce you to the best music of every period. All through the site you'll find almost 200 excerpts from Essential Classics.
Online scores from Indiana University Library. However, usually in urtext and rarely include translations.
Thirteen-WNET - Arts, Drama & Culture Channel 13, PBS in NYC.
Hyperhistory covers the major epochs of world history during the last 3000 years. Over 2000 files.
The dictionary contains: basic and accurate biographical information on more than 500 composers, links to books and CDs about composers, links to sheet music, and links to additional information at other web sites.
MIDI Files: They will play with most sound cards and very small to download. However they only play as well as the memory of the sound card you have.
Standard MIDI Files on the Net. The Most Complete & Best-Maintained List of Sites with MIDI Files Well Over 30,000 Unique Links.
Links for many MIDI sites.