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Music - Online Resources

Online resources that may be used for music performance and research.

Digital Music Collections

Analecta hymnica medii aevi digitalia (ASU Users)

Originally published in 55 volumes from 1886 to 1926, Analecta hymnica medii aevi contains Latin texts of hymns of the Catholic Church, 500-1400. This complete digital edition allows for searching the full text of the hymns, including the bibliographic references to manuscripts and prints. The user may also search by author and title, and browse by volume.

 ARTstor Digital Library (ASU Users)

The ARTstor Digital Library is comprised of digital images and related data and the tools to make active use of those images. The collection documents artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, and decorative arts.  The collection also contains facsimiles of music manuscripts, musical iconography, composer images, and images of musical instruments.

Early English Books Online (ASU Users)

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.  In addition to the great literature of the time, the collection includes broadsides, musical exercises, and many other primary music resources.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ASU Users)

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) provides access to the digital images of every page of more than 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages, ECCO allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, music, the fine arts, science and more.

The Essentials of Music 

The essentials of music website offers a comprehensive overview of classical music and includes a focus on six main eras of classical music, a glossary, and biographies of selected composers.

Musical Instruction and Musical Learning 1450-1650

This site is a web-based bibliography on Musical Instruction and Musical Learning from 1450-1650. This bibliography is designed to cover the secondary literature on how music was taught and learned during the two-century period 1450 to 1650, elucidating aspects such as the institutions, traditions, and practices of musical pedagogy in the Early Modern Period. This site is provided by the Wilson Music Library at Vanderbilt University.


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