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Schirmer Cengage Learning “In Their Own Words (Source Readings)”: Antiquity…

  • Geographic Area: Europe
  • Audience: any undergrad
  • Century: multiple centuries

Google sheet featuring links to pandemic performances: Ebun Oguntola’s “2020”;…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: 2000- (21stC)

“The voices of women such as Abbess Hildegard of Bingen,…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: multiple centuries

“The U.S. Newspaper Directory records are derived from the library…

  • Geographic Area: North America
  • Century: multiple centuries

“Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning podcast from WQXR’s…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: 2000- (21stC)

“DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) is a…

  • Geographic Area: Europe
  • Century: multiple centuries

“Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion charts a path…

  • Geographic Area: North America
  • Audience: undergrad + grad
  • Century: multiple centuries

“Music Manuscripts Online provides access to a selection of more…

  • Geographic Area: Europe
  • Audience: general
  • Century: multiple centuries

“Gallica is the digital library of the National Library of…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: multiple centuries

Internet Archive; manuscript of Francis Child’s English and Scottish Popular…

  • Geographic Area: Europe
  • Audience: general
  • Century: 1800-1899 (19thC)

“The Sheet Music Consortium is a group of libraries working…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: multiple centuries

“The EBBA team’s priority is to archive all of the…

  • Geographic Area: Europe
  • Audience: undergrad + grad
  • Century: multiple centuries

“The New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital…

  • Geographic Area: North America
  • Audience: general
  • Century: 1900-1999 (20thC)

“The world’s largest freely accessible database for information on musical…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: multiple centuries

“This website provides links to substantial open-access projects of use…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: undergrad + grad
  • Century: multiple centuries

Online archive of cylinder recordings. “This searchable database features all…

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: 1900-1999 (20thC)

A blog post with links to digital copies of main…

  • Geographic Area: Europe
  • Audience: undergrad + grad
  • Century: 1200-1299 (13thC)

Contemporary classical music blog. “Through a unique blend of music…

  • Audience: general
  • Century: 2000- (21stC)

A podcast about the making and meaning of popular music….

  • Audience: general
  • Century: 2000- (21stC)

Digital scholarship exploring understudied record of early African diasporic music….

  • Geographic Area: multiple regions
  • Audience: general
  • Century: 1600-1699 (17thC)