Welcome to Day 4 of the Music Research Challenge!
Scores and recordings are some of the most important primary sources in music research:
Did you know?
The library has multiple places to help you find scores, both on online and on paper. We'll focus on one, but there are many more to explore!
Let's get started!
1. Go to Classical Scores Library, if you don't have a personal account made, please register - you get some expanded functions!
2. Search for a composer or work you are interested in.
3. Select a work and take a look - these are digitizations of printed music and will include any notes or editorial comments that were included in the original score.
4. Looking for new music? Try the browse features! Can you find a piece published before 1600? A piece from the 21st century? An urtext? Use the filters on the left side of the results box to narrow down your search.
5. Find and cite function and get help citing the item. Add the item to a playlist.
Did you know? Classical Scores Library is on the same platform as Alexander Street Music!
6. Look for a music recording or video of a performance of a piece you added to your playlist (if you can't find one of the first sheet music piece you added then go back and add another!) Try to find other types of content that aligns with your search: an interview, book, lyrics, documentaries, links to outside sources, or ephemera and add them to your playlist as well.
7. For Concert Credit send your playlist to Amanda DuBose
Other Libraries resources for scores and recordings include:
Did you know?
Beyond library resources, there are many places to find scores and recordings, including those that are freely accessible and do not require a subscription to access. Open access may be of particular interest to those of you who leave the university setting at some point, and/or those of you who work with community partners who may not have access to the library's subscription resources. Several options are included in the lists below.
For more resources check out the Music: Media and Recordings and the Scores and Sheet Music research guides!
Preparing for the next challenge
Excellent work finding all these essential resources! Next, we'll look at Open Access resources and how to find resources for free. See you then!