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Finding Musical Scores Online: Getting Started

About This Guide

Welcome to Finding Musical Scores Online!

This guide contains information and links to several sites that have large and/or special digitized music collections. Some sites restrict usage and downloading, so be sure to read any notices of "Conditions of Use" which may be posted on a particular site.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library

Music Online: Classical Scores Library includes in-copyright scores to support teaching and research in classical music. This multivolume series contains more than 53,000 titles by more than 4,600 composers (many still in copyright) and 1.3 million printable pages scores from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

See the Music Online: Classical Scores Library LibGuide for more information about content and searching.

A-R Online Music Anthology

The A-R Online Music Anthology provides access to over 600 scores of core musical works studied in music history courses--all newly edited and engraved. Additionally, extensive essays by scholars in the field provide background and insight to the works. You may print or download as many scores and essays as you wish. Check it out here:

Access A-R Online Music Anthology Instructional Videos to learn about searching, building course lists, and more.

Free Nightly Met Opera Streams April 6-April 12

Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. 

WEEK 17

Monday, July 6
Puccini’s La Bohème
Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Marco Armiliato (February 24, 2018)

Tuesday, July 7
Verdi’s Il Trovatore 
Starring Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by James Levine (October 15, 1988)

Wednesday, July 8
Mozart’s Così fan tutte
Starring Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov, and Maurizio Muraro, conducted by James Levine (April 26, 2014)

Thursday, July 9
Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini
Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcello Giordani, and Mark Delavan, conducted by Marco Armiliato (March 16, 2013)

Friday, July 10
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, Mariusz Kwiecień, and Alexei Tanovitski, conducted by Valery Gergiev (October 5, 2013)

Saturday, July 11
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Starring Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Bruce Sledge, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi (November 9, 2019)

Sunday, July 12
Viewers’ Choice: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde 
Starring Jane Eaglen, Katarina Dalayman, Ben Heppner, Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine (December 18, 1999)

Music Librarian

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Paula Hickner
Contact:
Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library
160 Patterson Dr.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.4104
Subjects:Music