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More Online Music Resources
Tens of thousands of scores and recordings in the public domain.
Recordings, sheet music, and other educational materials, without copyright restrictions.
See our related guides for more online music resources:
Library Video Databases
Dance in Video
Hundreds of performances, interviews, documentaries, and instructional videos covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, and more.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive
Full-length videos from the Jacob's Pillow Dance festival. Includes interviews and performances by top dancers and companies in almost all dance styles.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Stream
Videos, interviews, and more from the Jacob's Pillow dance festival.
Find Scores and Recordings
In the Allen Library
- Open the library catalog.
- Search the title and composer's name.
- Limit to the format you desire.
- Find a result for the piece you need.
- Use the location and call number to find the item.
Image: Catalog search with the format limited to Printed Music, and search result showing location and call number.
Can't visit the library? Use our guides to Music Scores Online or Streaming Audio & Video to find online score & recording sites, then search for the piece you need.
Searching for music can be tricky! If you can't find what you need, ask a librarian for help.
Browse the Shelves
Browsing is a great way to discover new music if you don't have a specific piece in mind!
In the Allen Library, the first letters of the call number indicate format:
|Call Number Letters
The following numbers indicate genre. Combine the letters above with the numbers below to browse for percussion recordings.
MD1038—Percussion concerto CDs
MR1038—Percussion concerto LPs
||Solo keyboard percussion
These are just a few of the many genres that include percussion! Ask a librarian for help finding more.
Listening & Viewing Equipment
Want to listen to higher quality audio equipment? Don't have a record turntable at home? Come to the Allen Library!
Our listening carrels and listening/viewing rooms can play:
- CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, and reel-to-reel tapes
- DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS tapes
- Personal devices via Bluetooth, VGA, HDMI, AUX cable, and Apple TV
Equipment is generally available on a first-come, first-served basis, but rooms may be reserved for certain uses. Contact Lisa Wollenberg (860.768.4840) for more information.
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