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Anatomy of a Fugue and Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach (analysis)

Archive of Dissertation Abstracts in Music

Music Theory Online

Reading White Mensural Notation

Rhythm and Meter in Tonal Music: A Bibliography and Glossary of Terms


The Just Intonation Network

Music Research Databases


18th-century Flute Database(listings for about 1700 instruments, with details of attribution, maker's mark, materials, keys, and reports in the literature)

All-Music Guide (index to recordings, reviews, artists bio's, articles on musical genres, glossary of musical terms)

American Music Resource -- information about all styles of music indigenous to the Western Hemisphere

Aria Database / Robert Glaubitz (translations, aria texts, and collection of MIDI files)

The Big Bands Database

British Song Fa La La (database of British songs representing a body of song literature from the end of the 16th century to the present)

Canadian Music Periodical Index -- Periodical Title List(focuses on articles and news items covering all aspects of musical activity in Canada from the late nineteenth century to the present day, updated monthly)

CANTUS (Indices of chants in selected manuscripts and early printed sources of the Divine Office)

CARL System Database Gateway--Telnet site (There are a number of library catalogs and free databases available but other databases included require a password)

Classical Music Events Calendar

Composer Timeline 

Computer Music Research Institutions

Dictionary of American Hymnology / Oberlin College Library and the Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) (aims to digitize and enhance images of fragmentary British manuscripts of medieval polyphonic music)

Directory of Music User Guides for Libraries / Compiled by the Bibliographic Instruction Subcommittee Music Library Association

Dissertations in Music Theory from MTO / Society for Music Theory (Abstracts)

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online (DDM-Online)

Folk Music: An Index to Recorded Resources / by Jane Keefer (Johns Hopkins University)

Index to Theses of Great Britain and Ireland (site registration necessary)

International Music Organizations Database / The College Music Society

Journal of New Music Research: Electronic Appendix (contains sound examples that have been mentioned in articles of the Journal of New Music Research)

Kirk Collection: Dance Band Index from Indiana State University (a collection of 1,532 dance orchestra arrangements dating from 1900-1955) 

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection -- Milton S. Eisenhower Library of The Johns Hopkins University (focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960)

MLA Notes Obituary Index

Medieval Music Database

Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae: Inventory of Microfilms and Photographs / University of Copenhagen, Institute for Greek and Latin

MTInfobase of Musicalsfrom Music Theatre International

Music Bibliography : from California State University  

Musica: the International Database of Choral Repertoire / International Federation for Choral Music

MuSICA -- the Music and Science Information Computer Archive (Scientific research (references & abstracts) on music as related to behavior, the brain and allied fields)

Operabase (information on opera performances, opera houses, opera timelines)

The Parlor Songs Collection -  Collection of popular and classical sheet music from the 1800's to the 1940's and beyond (includes midi files)

Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census (RELICS) / University of Michigan (database of information about worship books printed before 1601)

RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale)

RIPM (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale)

saggi musicali italiani: A Database for Texts on Music Theory and Aesthetics / Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature Indiana University

SHARC Timbre Database / Gregory J. Sandell (a resource devoted to the study of what determines the timbre, or characteristic signature of musical instruments)

Texas Music Bibliography / Texas Music Office

THEMA music THEory of the Middle Ages(this database comprises hypertext transcriptions of 18 manuscript copies of 14 Latin theoretical treatises related to musica mensurabilis of the thirteenth century)

Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum (TMI) Utrecht University

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML) Indiana University

University of Texas, San Antonio, Institute for Music Research

Wighton Database - (Fully searchable database of  early Scottish music.

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