Music Online from Alexander Street Press

Use Music Online to find:

  • Recordings of traditional music of Mali:
    From: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online - a comprehensive online resource devoted to world music.

  • The Marion McPartland & Dizzy Gilespie Piano Jazz recording with liner notes. 
    From: Jazz Music Library - an audio collection of jazz with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Looking for recordings of a particular tune? Browse by song title.

  • Political folk songs:
    From: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries - features the Smithsonian Folkways recordings.

  • Video from the Dance Theatre of Harlem:
    From: Dance in Video -  dance productions and documentaries by 20th century choreographers and performers. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

  • Samples of medieval music:
    From: Classical Music Library. Streaming audio of classical works from Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.


Collect Playlists of your favorites

Playlists are themed collections of materials. Create playlists with documents, images, whole videos, tracks, segments (clips) and/or other items such as links to any URL. Playlists can be annotated, edited, copied, and shared, all with a unique static URL. Playlists can be used as lists of personal favorites, class viewing/listening assignments, or as a teaching resource for in-class use. The My Playlists tab contains a user's personal playlists, and are only visible to individual users.

How to search

Look for the Advanced Search, from which you can search by format (recordings, video, scores, reference books) and combine with names and topics.

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