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The 111 Greatest (Anglo-American) Folk Music Artists
by Charles H. Smith, Ph.D., is a collection development tool for music librarians.

B’Way (Broadway: The American Musical)
allows you to discover the musical, historical, and cultural influences that contributed to the development of the Broadway musical. The site contains links to the PBS series of the same name, a series of essays on the art form, and information about stars, key events, and stories behind Broadway hits.

This exhaustively researched database holds records of every event, both musical and non-musical, presented in the public performance spaces of Carnegie Hall since its 1891 opening.  It holds information on nearly 50,000 events, including performances of classical, jazz, pop, and world music, featuring more than 88,000 artists and over 80,000 musical works, all available directly to the public for the first time.

The Classical Music Navigator
compiles information on important classical music composers and their works and arrays these data in a fashion making it easier for the novice or casual listener to identify additional materials that are allied to his or her already-existing “points of familiarity.”

Classical Net – Classical Music Information
The Internet’s Premier Classical Music Source. Classical Net features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7000 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.

Duke University Music Library Resources
is the most comprehensive collection of classical music resources on the web, with links to over 3000 non-commercial sites. It includes databases, chronologies, e-journals, and music organizations.

The Golden Pages
are maintained by the Royal Holloway University of London, and include unique indexes such as Text Collections Online (including music treatises, libretti, etc.) and a worldwide lisitng of College and University Music Departments.

GCSE Musical History and Terms
is part of Richard Fuller’s GCSE notes for music and history, including a section on musical terms, originally from June 1998.

Internet Resources for Music Scholars
housed at the Harvard University Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, this site includes the following links: Music Databases and Information Resources, Music Publishers and Vendors and Scholarly Societies and Organizations.

Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
links researchers in Pop Culture to information on songs that have found their way into the repertory of entertainers, protesters, teachers, parents, and children all around the world. The focus is on Reynolds’ song lyrics and poetry, but the site also provide links to biographical and historical information.

Smithsonian Institute – Archives Center’s American Music Collections
document this country’s diverse popular music and performance traditions. The strength of these collections is the music of the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries including Big Band jazz, Gospel and African American sacred music, and folk music.

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
is a multiformat ethnographic field collection that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern United States. These recordings represent a broad spectrum of traditional musical styles, including ballads, blues, children’s songs, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs.

The UCLA Digital Library: Popular American Music
is a research collection covering the history of popular music in the United States from 1790 to the present. The collection, fully accessible at the item level through the UCLA Library Orion2 catalog, is one of the largest in the country, numbering almost 450,000 pieces of sheet music, anthologies, and arrangements for band and orchestra.

WorldWide Internet Music Resources
includes links to the following areas: Individual Musicians (All Genres) and Popular Groups, Composers and Composition, Groups and Ensembles (Except Popular), Other Sites Related to Performance, Genres and Types of Music, Research and Study, Journals and Magazines and The Commercial World of Music. LOcated at the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music.

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