Wiki of public domain classical music scores

Posted January 25th, 2007 by Christie Moore

imslpThe Lewis Music Library home page now links to an exciting web source of public domain classical music scores. The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) operates a wiki virtual library of music scores that are in the public domain, plus scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge. Participants have contributed 1,734 works (3,292 files) in pdf format. Complete works of composers such as J.S. Bach are being scanned. IMSLP is hosted from Toronta, Canada and follows Canadian copyright laws.

Browse scores by:

  • Composer’s name
  • Composer’s time period
  • Work’s type/genre
  • Work’s time period

A current projects page contains a User Scanning Queue where contributors can list scores they are scanning (or planning to scan), to avoid duplication. Visit the site by using the link above or from the Lewis Music Library home page.

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