Resources recommended for concert Choir performers
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2014
.Music Subject Guide
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Recommended library and web resources for the study of Music.
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- Classical Music Library
Provides online streaming access to more than 4,000 albums and 60,000 tracks of classical music recordings from respected labels. Recordings are selected for inclusion in consultation with widely recognized authorities in the field. Access restricted to current WOU students, faculty, and staff.
- Choral Public Domain Library
Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers.
- Classical Scores Library
Includes the full-text of more than 20,000 classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. Contains works by all major Western classical composers spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Download scores in PDF format. The database also includes direct links to audio tracks for works that are available in the associated Classical Music Library database. Access restricted to current WOU students, faculty and staff.
- IMSLP - Petrucci Music Library
This project seeks to create a virtual library containing all public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge.
Provides MIDI files for choral scores, intended to assist with learning parts.
- ACDA Radio: Choral (Sacred & Secular)
Online streaming music from Naxos Music Library catalogue.
- iTunes Store
Browse the entire iTunes catalog, including millions of high-quality, DRM-free songs available for purchase. Catalog also includes movies, TV shows, books, podcasts, and apps. Website also provides access to sales chart data.
A digital music service that allows you to search for and play specific songs on demand, legally. Listen to 25 tracks for free each month, or get unlimited access by purchasing a monthly subscription. Has a large catalogue that includes all genres of music. Especially strong for post-1950 recordings.
- Pandora Radio
A streaming music service that utilizes metadata compiled by the Music Genome Project. Enter the name of a song or artist into Pandora and it will scan millions of recordings to find and play musically similar songs. Listen to 36 hours per month for free, or get unlimited access without ads by purchasing an annual subscription.