May 20, 2004
Learn to Play
Indexes to songs in printed anthologies
Indexes to popular songs:
American Sheet Music
The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke
University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th
century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music
Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the
collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.
Indexes to special kinds of songs:
Over 2,400 Christian hymns and Gospel songs in MIDI files are available,
arranged by: topics from "Advent to Witnessing"; tune; and the people
involved in writing them. Lyrics in multiple languages, background
information, biographies and photographs of composers and lyricists
are included. Scores in the public domain may be downloaded in the
NoteWorthy Composer format. You'll need the Noteworthy Player (free)
to view them.
This site is loaded with about two thousand kids' song lyrics, organized
both alphabetically and by category, and with search engine capabilities!
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