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Music: Composers' Works

Music resources at Jung-Kellogg Library

Editions Online

Bach-Gesellschaft Collected Works -- From the IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project)

Digital Brahms -- An online collection of manuscripts, letters, photos, and other resources about Johannes Brahms

Beethoven Haus:  The Bonn Digital Archives -- Contains unique music manuscripts, first editions, letters, and photos from the Beethoven Haus library and museum

Chopin Early Editions -- Courtesy of the University of Chicago Libraries, this collection contains over 400 of his manuscripts

Georg Frideric Händel's Werke -- The digitization project of Friedrich Chrysander's edition of Händel's works, from the Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum Digitale Bibliothek

Händel's Messiah -- The original manuscript, made available online by the British Library

The Musical Works of Franz Liszt -- Features images from the Carl-Alexander editions of 1907-1936, from the Münchener  DigitalisierungsZentrum Digitale Bibliothek

Jean Baptiste Lully Collection -- Contains almost 30 rare 17th- and 18th-century scores of operas and ballets by the 17th-century French composer and his sons, from the University of North Texas Digital Libraries

Mendelssohn's Works -- A digital project of the Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum Digitale Bibliothek, from Julius Rietz's edition, published from 1874-1877 by Breitkpof & Härtel

Digital Mozart Edition -- From the Neue Mozart Ausgabe of 1954.  For private, academic, and pedagogical use only.

Carl Nielsen Edition -- Downloadable music scores of his selected works, from the Danish Centre for Music Publication

Ignaz Pleyel Early Editions -- From the University of Iowa Libraries, this site contains over 200 printed and manuscript scores by French composer and music publisher Ignaz Pleyel

Robert Schumann's Autographs -- A digital collection of 25 works by Schumann, from the Universitäts und Landesbibliothen Bonn

Franz Schubert's Autographs -- Contains more than 500 manuscripts, letters, and other documents by and about Schubert

Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 -- an archive of over 3,000 pieces of American sheet music, from the Library of Congress.

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection -- a searchable sheet music database, from Johns Hopkins University.

Operabase -- a powerful search tool allows you to search the details of over 87,000 opera performances.

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