Music

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Databases (Library card required)

freegal music — Free downloads. Delivers music in MP3 format, with a click on both PCs & Macs.

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century —  Biographical and critical essays on the men and women who made an impact on music from 1901 to 2000.

Naxos Music Library —  An online listening music library containing over 85,000 streaming audio tracks of classical, jazz, world, and folk music. Sound quality near CD. While listening online, you can read notes on the works being played or biographies of composers. Up to 5 users at a time.

Naxos Music Library Jazz — Offers a mixed selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented. Up to 3 users at a time.

Naxos Video Library —  An extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Need more information?


Music Websites



Choral Links

British Columbia Choral Federation.

Choral Net The Internet Center for Choral Music.

Musica The International Database of Choral Repertoire.


Music Libraries & Information Centres

Directory of Music Collections in Canada.

Music Libraries From Worldwide Internet Music Resources, at Indiana University School of Music.

New York Public Library Music Division Major Music collections from the New York Public Library.

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings From Canada's National Library.


Music & Lyrics

All Music Guide CDs, composer bios, & lyrics.

Billboard Online Billboard magazine information on music industry happenings and sales charts.

CBC Music Features all genres of new music.

Chopin Music Archive Digital collection of Chopin Early Editions from the University of Chicago Library.

Juno Awards Canada's national music awards.

Mutopia Hundreds of classical music scores, free to download, print, perform or distribute.

Canada's National Anthem.

Pianopedia Search engine for classical piano works, with more than 5000 works, and more than 14,000 movements or excerpts.

Sheet Music Direct Digital download site for sheet music, where current popular music may be viewed on screen, purchased and printed out.

Song Index An index to individual songs from print music collections held by the Los Angeles Public Library.


Music Reference

Canadian Music Periodical Index Created by the National Library of Canada, it contains indexes of articles from Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines from the 19th century to present. The database is searchable by article or periodical title, author, and subject heading.

Classical Music Net Composers, repertoires, classical CDs, reviews and articles as well as other Internet classical music-related resources.

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada From Library and Archives Canada.

Music Resources From the University of Washington Libraries.

Popular Music Encyclopaedia Nearly 4,000 entries, including performers, songwriters, and producers.