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Music 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

Each stream becomes available at 7:30PM ET and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30PM ET the following day.


Week 67: Pride Week
 

Monday, June 21
Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel
Starring Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frédéric Antoun, David Portillo, David Adam Moore, Rod Gilfry, Kevin Burdette, Christian Van Horn, and Sir John Tomlinson, conducted by Thomas Adès. Production by Tom Cairns. From November 18, 2017.

Tuesday, June 22
Dvoƙák’s Rusalka
Starring Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Production by Mary Zimmerman. From February 25, 2017.

Wednesday, June 23
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda
Starring Elza van den Heever, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani, Joshua Hopkins, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Production by Sir David McVicar. From January 19, 2013.

Thursday, June 24
Puccini’s Tosca
Starring Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna, George Gagnidze, and John Del Carlo, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Production by Luc Bondy. From November 9, 2013. 

Friday, June 25
Puccini’s Turandot
Starring Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, Yusif Eyvazov, and James Morris, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Production by Franco Zeffirelli. From October 12, 2019.

Saturday, June 26
Britten’s Billy Budd
Starring Philip Langridge, Dwayne Croft, and James Morris, conducted by Steuart Bedford. Production by John Dexter. From March 11, 1997

Sunday, June 27
Verdi’s La Traviata 
Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, and Thomas Hampson, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Production by Willy Decker. From March 11, 2017. 

 

Week 68: Celebrating American Composers
 

Monday, June 28
Nico Muhly’s Marnie
Starring Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, Christopher Maltman, Janis Kelly, and Denyce Graves, conducted by Roberto Spano. Production by Michael Mayer. From November 10, 2018.

Tuesday, June 29
John Adams’s Doctor Atomic
Starring Sasha Cooke, Thomas Glenn, Gerald Finley, and Richard Paul Fink, conducted by Alan Gilbert. Production by Penny Woolcock. From November 8, 2008. 

Wednesday, June 30
John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles
Starring Teresa Stratas, Håkan Hagegård, Gino Quilico, Graham Clark, Marilyn Horne, and Renée Fleming, conducted by James Levine. Production by Sir Colin Graham. From January 10, 1992.

Thursday, July 1
Philip Glass’s Satyagraha
Starring Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, and Alfred Walker, conducted by Dante Anzolini. Production by Phelim McDermott. From November 19, 2011.

Friday, July 2
John Adams’s Nixon in China 
Starring Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun, James Maddalena, and Richard Paul Fink, conducted by John Adams. Production by Peter Sellars. From February 12, 2011.

Saturday, July 3
Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Starring Teresa Stratas, Astrid Varnay, Richard Cassilly, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine. From November 27, 1979.

Sunday, July 4
Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
Starring Dísella Lárusdóttir, J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, and Zachary James, conducted by Karen Kamensek. Production by Phelim McDermott. From November 23, 2019.

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