Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 24,000 musical scores.
Classical Scores Library allows users to access multiple types of scores across various composers, genres, and time periods. Within seconds, beginning music students can explore Beethoven’s entire compositional output, or music experts can compare different musical settings of the Magnificat from the 15th century to the 21st century-without the need to find and carry heavy scores and multiple CDs. To include audio files and reference materials in your search, you can access Classical Scores Library through the Music Online database.
Scholars and students will find answers easily to queries such as:
- How many Handel operas used baritone characters?
- What sacred genres were composed in the late Baroque period?
- What compositions use the word freude in the text?
- Show me all scores with figured bass.
- What vocal duets are available from the Romantic period?
- I want to compare musical settings of Goethe’s Faust.
- Find 17th century compositions for solo mandolin
For more music research, also see the Libraries’ Music Resources page.