Select "Performing Arts."
The American Memory collection includes printed materials, manuscripts, sheet
music, photos, prints and maps, motion pictures available for view, and sound
recordings. In addition to keyword and subject heading searches, the user may
search by format, date, and geographical area. The twenty-five collections within
Performing Arts include material relating to composers Copland and Bernstein,
Afro American and Native American music, folk music and other topics.
American Music on the World Wide
Web (The Society for American Music, formerly known as the Sonneck Society)
Organized as follows: "World Wide Web American Music Resources" (links
to web sites, with annotations), "American Music Resource Centers"
(contact information and descriptions, with some links), and "Music for
the Nation: American Sheet Music 1870-1885" (from American Memory Collections).
Coverage includes classical, popular, sacred, and dramatic music.
This site was established and is maintained at Duke University and offers links
to composer homepages, chronologies and necrologies, national and regionally
oriented pages, organizations and centers for scholarly research, electronic
journals and newsletters, genre-specific pages and other databases. Links to
more than 3,000 carefully selected, non-commercial pages in over a dozen languages.
The user can search by composer or limit search to reviews and articles, books
and scores, or links. This site is maintained by dedicated individuals without
apparent institutional affiliation. Emphasis is on a list of basic repertoire,
CD buying guide, composer information, reviews, and articles.
IAWM: International Alliance for
Women in Music
This site is developed and maintained by members of the IAWM and contains more
than 4500 pages of archival resources on women. Subdivisions include art, articles,
audio, bibliographies, composition lists, syllabi, discographies, early music
composers, educator resources, ensembles, festivals and concerts, publisher
catalogs, historical composers, images, libraries, opportunities, periodicals,
radio, and resources for composers.
This project was conceived by Western Kentucky University librarian and researcher
Charles H. Smith who, with assistance from Brian Newhouse and Amy Wiedenbein,
has gathered the information. The site indexes 444 composers, statistically
chosen, and allows search of a basic library of notable work, a geographical
roster, an index of forms and styles in music and links to other significant
This commercial site sponsored and maintained by AMG offers a well-organized
Index of information about music styles (including many style and chronological
subdivisions), music maps, articles, a glossary, along with bibliographies and
discographies. Links include www.allclassic.com (keyword searching for composers;
with articles and very useful bibliographical and disco graphical information),
www.allmovie.com, and www.allgame.com.
Maintained by the staff of Gaylord Music Library, Washington University Libraries.
Established in the mid-80s, this site exists to report the deaths of prominent
and not-so-well-known musicians. Information is taken from media publications
subscribed by the library.