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Schools of music

Scores, sheet music   See: Sheet Music
Free Sheet Music Directory. Lyrics.  Musica Viva
A unique classical music arrangement, composition and transcription service, and music education resource for children and adults by composer and teacher Richard Harris. Individual users or ensembles can choose the preferred instrumentation, difficulty level and key of any classical (or ragtime) piece they would like.

Downloadable music scores by major composers, in PDF format.
Second Vienna School. The Arnold Schönberg Centre
Serialism, atonality internet resources.

Sheet music (above).

Singers. The Classical Singer Community
Career information and support. Singing auditions and competitions.

Singers, opera singers, vocal music

Sound archives

American Library of Congress
American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site includes a massive collection of traditional music recordings, song manuscripts and musical scores.

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads

BBC Archive Collections

British Library Sound Arcives. World and traditional music.

Country Dance and Song Society

Celebrating a Living Tradition of English and Anglo-American Folk Dance and Music since 1915.

Irish Traditional Music Archive

Museum of Ethnography, Budapest.
Soundtracks, film scores

String instruments

 Sufi music
Sufi Music. A dedicated website.

World Sufi Music

Sufi inspired music.
The Symphony
Symphony orchestras

The Symphony. An interactive guide.


Theory; music theory; musicology

Therapy, music therapy

Music Therapy Freudian Slip
A source for information on how to help children and adolescents use popular music, something they already listen to and enjoy, as a way to express their feelings.

American Music Therapy Association

Australian Music Therapy Association Inc

British Society for Music Therapy

Canadian Association of Music Therapy

New Zealand Society for Music Therapy

Wikipedia entry on music therapy.
Tonality. The Tonal Centre
An interactive site for composers and music theorists. Demonstrates key concepts of tonality, including chords, scales, cadences, and modulation.

TV theme music
TV Themes. Classic U.S. TV  Series Theme Music.

TV theme tunes, midi files.


Venetian music

Benedetto Marcello music conservatory.

Music of Venice

La Fenice website.

La Fenice Reconstruction website.
Viennese music
Vienna (Wein) Tourist centre.
Vienna Mozart Concerts, Musicals in Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Arnold Schönberg Center, Musikverein,Wien, Jeunesse.

Vienna Modern Masters
A non-profit site distrubuting CDs produces and internationally distributes compact discs of contemporary classical music. Vienna Modern Masters has no stylistic, gender, ethnic, geographic or  other bias in its choice of music to appear on the label. Its only criterion is musical merit.
Viola  See also: String instruments
The Viola Web Site

Viola da Gamba Society
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viola da gamba in the United States and abroad. A society of players, builders, publishers, distributors, restorers.

Violinists, the violin

Vocalist International
An Online Journal. Internet resources and discussion list for singers.

Vocal  See also: Opera and Vocal Music
Vocalist web directory.
The Open Directory Project

Wind instruments

Women composers
See also: Women in music

World music

See also: Music by Country
BBC Radio 3 World music reviews.

PutumayoWorld Music And Culture
with music from Africa, Europe, Latin America, The Middle East, and the world over.

Ethnomusicology, folk music and world music.
A link list from the Sibelius Academy.

World Music
Live music and dance from around the world. Crash Arts

World Music Charts Europe

The world music magazine. CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings and travel stories.

WOMAD. World of Music, Arts and Dance

World Music Central
News, artists, reviews, events. distributors, labels.

World Music Network
A rough guide to world music.

World music resources from Indiana University.
Genres, music by country, classical performers, instrumentalists.

Young people/Music resources

Classical music education
Music Information Centre for Youth

Podium International
A podium and website for young musicians. Biographies, concerts.

Jeunesses Musicales International
The worldwide network for youth and music has provided young people with a broader access to music, both as performers and listeners, enabling them to develop through music across all boundaries.

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