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Indexes to Printed and Manuscript Music

Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series

Indexes individual pieces of historically-significant music printed in scholarly editions. The music is published in sets and series categorized by composer, geographical area, time or style, original source (usually manuscripts), and by general anthologies. Ideal resource for scholars, performers, and conductors. More Info


RISM: Online Catalogue of Musical Sources

The International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) is an international, non-profit joint venture documenting the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections. RISM series A/II: "Music manuscripts after 1600" is available online. It is the most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts produced after 1600.Includes citations for musical sources and locations of manuscript or printed music, libretti, and music theory texts. More Info


Music-In-Print Series Online

This product can be accessed ONLY in the Music Library.
Databases of music titles (scores) in print with publisher and pricing information. The databases include Secular choral music, Sacred choral music, Organ music, Classical vocal music, Orchestral music, String music, Classical guitar, Woodwind, Piano, and Miscellaneous music in print. There is also a separate directory of music publishers. Very brief citations (Composer, title, publisher, and category) for printed music. More Info


Databases of Music Scores and Parts

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

It is a project for the creation of a virtual library of public domain music scores. It currently contains close to 40,000 scores and includes orchestral parts.


Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM)

DIAMM is an electronic archive of more than 14,000 images of medieval polyphonic music. It provides high-quality images to facilitate detailed study of this music and its sources while conserving the originals and protecting them against loss. More Info