Music Databases and Information Resources

  • J.S. Bach Archive and Bibliography
  • Beethoven Bibliography Database via telnet (login as "lib", select "D")
  • Canadian Music Periodical Index
  • Classic Music Library
  • Classical Composers Database (Information about many composers, including lesser-known ones, such as birth and death dates, works
    lists, and links to sites with additional information.)
  • Dictionary of American Hymnology (Oberlin College)
  • Doctoral Dissertations Online (DDM)
  • Gregorian Chant Home Page (Princeton University)
  • Hill Monastic Manuscript Library Resources
  • International Index of Music Periodicals (Note: access restricted to Harvard users and other sites that have licensed the product) **broken
  • IPASource is home for accurate word-for-word translations of songs, arias, and operas with International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions in the user-friendly PDF format.
  • The Aria Database is a diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias, including translations and aria texts of most arias as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.
  • The Internet Broadway Database
  • The Labyrinth - WWW Server for Mediaeval Studies
  • The Lied and Songs Texts Page (first-line index and full texts of solo vocal pieces)
  • Music of the Fourteenth Century: Databases (Latrobe University)
  • Music Schools Database (University of Alabama)
  • National Archives and Records Administration
    • NARA Home Page
    • Audiovisual Information Record Locator Database (NAIL) The NAIL database contains 81,000 series and item-level descriptions of material held by the Still Picture Branch and the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Branch , as well as information about ordering copies. **broken
  • The Osiris Organ Archive (organ specifications)
  • Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census (RELICS)
  • Technology in Music Education (TIME) (Music Software Reviews)
  • Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum (University of Utrecht)
  • Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum Database for Latin Music Theory(Indiana University)
  • Thesaurus Precum Latinarum A collection of Latin prayers and
    Latin hymns with English translations and brief commentaries, including basic prayers (Gloria Patri, Pater noster, Ave Maria), creeds, prayers before and after Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Litanies, Hymns, Little Offices, Marian devotions, the Rosary, the Angelus, prayers to the Angels and Saints, and prayers for various occasions.
  • University of Jyväskylä: Research Project on Cognitive Musicology