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African American Music Reference. Essays and images on African American music - blues and jazz, reggae and ragtime, opera and hip-hop.
American Song. Songs by and about children, cowboys, immigrants, Native Americans, pioneers, slaves and others. Songs about politics and civil rights, war and peace.
Classical Music Library. Thousands of licensed recordings, with coverage from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Classical Music Reference Library. Essays and images on the entire history of Western classical music.
Classical Scores Library. Over 25,000 musical scores, many of which have audio tracks from Classical Music Reference Library so you can listen while following the full score. Works span time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions. It is indexed by composer, work/opus number, key, genre, instrument, time period; as well as score-specific fields, such as score type, duration, editor, arranger, and publisher.
Dance in Video. Contains 700 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth century. The collection covers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational dance, and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances, experimental works, documentaries by and about leading choreographers, and more.
Films on Demand Music & Dance. Over 200 documentaries and films about music appreciation and history.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online. Musical genres according to heritage, traditions and themes, plus overviews on regions and descriptions of specific practices and performances.
Music Index. Articles on music, musicians, and the music industry.
Opera in Video. Contains 250 of the most important opera performances, representing the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses. Provides an overview of the most commonly studied operas for teaching music history, opera literature, and performance classes. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors.
Smithsonian Global Sound. Over 40,000 tracks of music, the spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. Includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels.
|Get your blues on with Jimmy Witherspoon's Goin' to Chicago, a 2007 album from Collecting Records OMP. From the Library's American Song collection.|
|In The Salsa Revolution, episode 2 of Latin Music U.S.A, the melting pot of music is stirred into an entirely new genre. From the Library's Films on Demand Music & Dance collection.|