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Music: American Music

American Music

From the Music Division of the Library of Congress, an online collection of musical scores, recordings, photographs and essays documenting an important but insufficiently explored part of our musical past.


A digital archive of over 3000 pieces of American sheet music 1850-1920 from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Songs, marches, and piano music with illustrated covers, indexed by composer, date, subject and illustrator.


Database of musical events in New York City, 1862-1875. Director of the resource is John Graziano, Emeritus Professor of Music (City College; Graduate Center, CUNY).

Sponsored by the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association, which preserves & perpetuates shape-note singing & its traditions: the music, singing history, traditional singing practices, schools, singings, conventions.


The mission of the Society for American Music is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation, and study of American musics of all eras and in all their diversity. Website includes information about membership and upcoming conferences, publications, and links to additional resources.


Access provided to the digital versions of 450,000 copies of sheet music, anthologies & arrangements for band and orchestra and performances of the songs now in the public domain.