Music Scores


International Music Score Library Project-Petrucci Music Library

This wiki site is a huge repository of public domain scores, chiefly classical. There are various ways in which users may participate in the site, including forums. The goal of IMSLP is "to gather all public domain music scores, as well as scores of all contemporary composers (or their estates) who wish to release them to the public free of charge". Another goal of IMSLP is to "facilitate the exchange of musical ideas outside of compositions". Users can purchase a membership which, among other things, removes ads.

MusOpen

"Musopen is ... focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions". Users must create an account. Resources may be accessed in a limited way for free, or users can purchase subscriptions for unlimited access.

Mutopia.org

"[Free music] ... to download, modify, print, copy, distribute, perform, and record – all in the Public Domain or under Creative Commons licenses, in PDF, MIDI, and editable LilyPond file formats. Mostly classical, but also features some jazz and other styles.

The Choral Public Domain Library/ChoralWiki

Another wiki site featuring a large collection of choral/vocal music. It offers unlimited free downloads and no-edit viewing. Users can registers to become editors or contributors.

ezFolk.com

A website offering videos of American folk songs accompanied by fingering tablature charts, allowing guitar, ukulele, banjo and harmonica viewers to play along. The site also feature chord charts, tutorials, and a basic Ukulele course.

Free-Scores.com

Offers scores and sheet music in a wide variety of styles and genres. Not all of the music is in the public domain. The site contains a lot of ads so be careful what you click on.

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection

This collection has over 29,000 pieces of American popular music spanning the years 1780 to 1980. "The collection is especially strong in music spawned by military conflicts from the War of 1812 through World War I, and minstrel music is also well represented. Other topics include music about the circus; dance; drinking, temperance, and smoking; fraternal orders; presidents; romantic and sentimental songs; schools and colleges; and transportation." Most items in the collection are in the public domain.

Hymnary.org

This website offers hymns in PDF, Sibelius, MIDI, and XML formats. Hymns can be searched by title or melody.

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