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Music: Sound and Scores

Sound and Scores

Located on this page are links to sound and video resources which the university subscribes, as well as links to free digital resources. You can also search for Scores, DVDs, CDs, and LPs on the university catalog. For information about copyright and plagiarism check out Online Sources & Copyright

Streaming video and music

Masters on the Mic: Dr. Robert Gardiner

Online resources for recordings, sheet music, musicology

These sites provide free access to audio/visual recordings and sheet music:

Contains historic collections of recordings and sheet music digitized by the Library of Congress 

Free recordings are available from the non-profit organization. 

The International Music Score Library Project or Petrucci Music Library houses a large collection of scores and recordings.

This website provides links to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists.

2124 pieces of music – free to download, modify, print, copy, distribute, perform, and record – all in the Public Domain or under Creative Commons licenses.

Free Music Archive (FMA), founded in 2009 by radio station WFMU, offers free access to open licensed, original music.

Provided by the Internet Archive, this collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'.


A selection of sites which offer free recordings or live streaming of music performances:

PBS Great Performances              The Kennedy Center  

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra     NY Philharmonic

Detroit Symphony Orchestra          Konserthuset Stockholm

Göteborgs Symfoniker                    Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Other sites which host music performances include:

Youtube  Dailymotion  Vimeo

Make sure you understand the copyright applied to a work, or have permission from the owner before using any video, sound, or print materials for presentation or performance.