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:

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/music/ams/musicology_www.html

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!

http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/

National Association of Teachers of Singing:  http://www.nats.org/

Choralnet: http://www.choralnet.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/


Opera Glass Stanford University. http://opera.stanford.edu/main.html

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:

Libretti  Source Texts Performance Histories Synopses Discographies Rôle Creators Opera Composers Opera and Librettists

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 

A Concise History of Western Music: Chapter Outlines and links.  http://www.wwnorton.com/concise  

Beethoven.com  Web based Classical Radio station

FREE MUSIC NOW  Free Mp3 downloads, Soundfiles, Audio, Greeting Cards, Sheet Music, Jazz, Classical, Christmas and more...  http://freemusicnow.com/index2.htm?mp3signup

Free Sheet Music Links   http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Realm/5747/thelinks.html

http://www.freesheetmusic.net/downloads.html

Gary Ewer's Easy Music Theory How to study music theory.  Used as a resource for Basis Music MUS111 at Nyack College, New York. http://www.musictheory.halifax.ns.ca/

Messiah Score  The entire score and it can be printed in PDF format.

http://www.ccel.org/h/handel/messiah/htm/TOC.htm

CDR Media  a cheap source for blank CDR's. http://www.ioproducts.com/ioprod/

Lists of Public Domain Music http://www.pdinfo.com/list.htm

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.

Chronology of Christianity  http://www.cwo.com/%7Epentrack/catholic/chron.html

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.

FreeTranslation http://www.freetranslation.com/

Will translate any text in about 6 languages but should be used only as a guide.

QuotationReference   http://www.quotationreference.com/links.php

Quotes for almost anything!

The Internet Public Library:   http://www.ipl.org/

Exactly what it sounds like.

Crosswalk.com:  http://www.crosswalk.com/

 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.

Musica Viva The Free Sheet Music Directory  http://www.MusicOfYesterday.com/

New York Radio Stations - Program Listings  All our local stations. http://www.nyradioguide.com/listings.htm

OVATION The Arts Network  http://www.ovationtv.com/  Watch it! Much of the videos in our fine arts and music classes come from this one channel.  

Song Literature Scores  http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/variations/scores/song.html

Online scores from Indiana University Library. However, usually in urtext and rarely include translations.

Thirteen-WNET - Arts, Drama & Culture Channel 13, PBS in NYC.

http://www.thirteen.org/homepage/subject_arts.php#music

World History  http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html

Hyperhistory covers the major epochs of world history during the last 3000 years. Over 2000 files.

Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers

http://www.stevenestrella.com/composers/index.html?styletimeline.html

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  http://aitech.ac.jp/~ckelly/SMF.html

Standard MIDI Files on the Net. The Most Complete & Best-Maintained List of Sites with MIDI Files Well Over 30,000 Unique Links.

MIDI MUSIC ON THE WEBhttp://www.startingpage.com/html/midi_file_music.html

Links for many MIDI sites.

Downloadable Music Scores and MIDI Files http://www.skdesigns.com/internet/music/scores.htm