Music Scores Online

Large Collections

various sites with online scores/parts

IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project)
an "internet-based collaborative music score library," linking to digitized scores online

a partnership of academic research libraries that have digitized much of their material, including scores

Europeana Collections
over 50 million digitized items from libraries across Europe

Digital scores from the Eastman School of Music
full scans from public domain scores at Eastman's Sibley Music Library

Art Song Central
directory of sheet music of art & popular songs; IPA translations available; edition information usually available.

Choral Public Domain Library Scores
the scores section from CPDL wiki site -- formats include PDF and Finale versions


Popular Songs

sites providing scans of (mainly) songs

American Memory and More: Library of Congress Digital Sheet Music Collections
from the Library of Congress: browse a variety of sheet music collections: Civil War band music, 19th century song sheets, etc.. Includes links to other online collections. 

Digitized Opera and Musical Theatre Scores
available on the Internet Archive (Victor Herbert, Gilbert & Sullivan, etc.)

Historic American Sheet Music
Digital images of 3000+ pieces of sheet music, "published in the United States between 1850 and 1920."

Sheet Music Consortium
Search for digitized sheet music from a number of libraries, including UCLA, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University (may overlap previously listed collections)

Other Sheet Music Collections
Duke University also offers a listing of other collections -- many are indexes only, with no images -- but worth a look!

Even More Sheet Music Collections
hey, even Harvard University offers a listing of digital sheet music collections!

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