IMSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project, a wiki-based source for public domain music scores, recordings, and information about musical works. View and print pdfs of scores and parts. Comprehensive indexes make it possible to search by composers and titles, and also by performers, eras, type of music and genre, nationality, instrumentation, and by melody.
If you are looking for music not available at Multnomah County Library, try this excellent resource.
Music scores can often be borrowed for you through Interlibrary Loan.
Use this resource for questions like:
- You are studying a symphony and want to print out the part for a specific instrument - or - a full score.
- You are looking for examples of music by type of composition, such as a barcorolle or galliard.
- IMSLP includes original publications of old music books, for example: The Scots Musical Museum, a tunebook first published in 1787 and scanned into the Petrucci Music Library by the National Library of Scotland.