Music

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Jazz Lyrics Multicultural Music History Opera Sheet Music VU’s Music
Department

Gateway Sites

Databases

CDs

Choral Music

  • ChoralNet The Internet Center for Choral Music

Composers

Hymns

  • Cyber Hymnal
    2200+ hymns and Gospel songs in MIDI files arranged by topic and composer. Includes background information about the composers and lyricists. You can download NoteWorthy Player to view scores.

Instruments

  • The Instrument Encyclopedia
    Musical instruments from around the world compiled by the Musical Heritage Network. Categorized by major instrument types, the Sachs-Hornbostel classification scheme, and by geographic region.

Jazz

Lyrics

Multicultural & Ethnic Music

  • Beat of India.com
    Introductions to North and South Indian music, lists of ragas, and information on great composers of Hindustani and Karnatic vocal and instrumental music.

Music History

  • Poetry and Music of the War Between the States
    Full-text Union and Confederate songs indexed by title, author, first line. Contains lyrics and MIDI files for the music.
  • History in Song
    Provides lyrics to about 300 songs in American history from the Revolution to the 1960s. Some social/historical commentaries are provided for perspective.

Opera

  • Aria Database
    Contains about 1000 arias searchable by name, opera, composer, voice type, range, keyword. Complete operatic arias of Verdi, Mozart, and Puccini, plus selections from others. Also includes a database of characters from operas.
  • Operabase
  • Opera Glass

Sheet Music