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Internet Resources for Music History
Loeb Music Library Collections
Loeb Music Library, Harvard University holds approximately 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats, and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.
Glossary of Musical Terms
Glossary from Naxos Records
List of Composers
List of composers from Naxos Records
Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
"The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music consists of over 29,000 pieces of American popular music. This music was generously donated to The Johns Hopkins University by Lester S. Levy over a period of years starting in 1976 and is now housed in the Special Collections Division of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. The collection spans the years 1780 to 1980. . . ."
Music History 102: A Guide to Western Composers
from Internet Public Library - a Guide to Western Composers and their Music, from the Middle Ages to the Present
(iPL2 is no longer updated)
Music Theory Online
a journal of the Society for Music Theory
Dictionary of instruments, composers, symbols, and music fundamentals.
Diabolus in Musica: Guide to Early Instruments
text-based history of early music instruments
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
from Georgetown University; "the Labyrinth provides free, organized access to resources in medieval studies. The Labyrinth’s easy-to-use links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images around the world. Each user will be able to find an Ariadne’s thread through the maze of information on the Web."
includes composer biographies, historical period overviews, musical style explanations, etc.
Medieval Music & Arts Foundation
"online resources for over a quarter century;
no advertising images, no tracking"