Music research on all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.
Includes 1,217 essays and images from 10 sources and hundreds of audio examples. Available in print and online. Audio examples available streaming online or from CD's available at the circulation desk.
Offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.
This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Including coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
Over 50 music encyclopedias including many on specific genres, such as country, folk, funk, hip-hop, punk, heavy metal, bluegrass, jazz, and musical theater. Click on "Popular Culture" and then "Music & Performing Arts" to browse.
Includes The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History, Jazz: A Regional Exploration, and Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture.
Features information on thousands of classical musical works and provides brief composer biographies.
Criteria include instrumentation, duration of work, year of composition, composer biographies, program notes and much more. Users can search by duration of piece, year of composition, country of birth of the composer, category, featured instrument and many other criteria, either singly or combined.
Overview essays on American popular culture by decade from 1900s through 2000s. For each decade includes sections on Architecture and Housing; Books and Literature; Business, Advertising, and Consumer Culture; Clothing, Fashion, and Appearance; Film; Food and Drink; Music; Performing Arts and Theater; Recreation and Leisure; Sports; Technology and Media; Television and Radio; Transportation and Travel; and Visual Arts.
Started in 2006, the ultimate goal of the IMSLP is to gather all public domain music scores, in addition to the music scores of all contemporary composers (or their estates) who wish to release them to the public free of charge.
An ever-expanding collection of texts used in 123,060 Lieder and other classical art songs. Includes translations into English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and others. The website has almost daily updates.
Unique database presents numerical information with supporting graphics and audio files. Sample searches include finding the interval between notes, the notes in a scale, chordal information, and information on specific musical works. Links to example music searches, input your terms in the top search box.
Includes over 100,000 recordings of live concert performances, and nearly 2 million additional audio recordings, including a collection of freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels' recordings.