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Academic Video Online. Online streaming video on many academic topics.

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.

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.

Musical Scores. An Indiana University site where the public can download full scores.

Naxos Music Library. The world´s largest online library of classical music.

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.


Featured Music

Cristoph von Dohnayi

Watch and listen to Fidelio, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi (above). From the Library's Opera in Video collection.

Jimmy Witherspoon 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. 
salsa 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.


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