Music Library

The IMSLP/Petrucci music library is, in a word, amazing. This wiki contains scores and parts (parts!) for something like 600 orchestral works and operas, plus chamber music, vocal music and books.

Examples? Trumpet parts for all the Mahler symphonies; Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloe and Bolero; Strauss tone poems, including the Alpine Symphony and Sinfonia Domestica; Bruckner’s symphonies; The Arban Book, for heaven’s sake. If you’re preparing for an audition, this is the place to look.

Being a wiki, it has fun things like “Random Page.” I got a Mozart piano sonata; a Schonberg manuscript of Variations on a Recitative; an Albrechtsburger Sinfonia Concertante for orchestra; 5 short pieces for piano by Busoni; and “The Ancient Music of Ireland.”

Tom McGee has been building web sites since 1995, and blogging here since 2006. Currently a senior developer at Seton Hall University, he's also a freelance web programmer and musician. Contact him if you have the need for a blog, web site, redesign or custom programming!

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