Classical music scores/sheet music online, free and for sale
A list of websites, archives and databases
American Memory Project
19th- and 20th-century American sheet music, plus archives of Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and others.
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads
Thousands of ballad texts, a few with music.
British Library Sheet Music Collection
Printed music (from the earliest printed scores to contemporary music). Music manuscripts (from the 10th century to the present).
An online guide to music collections in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and Ireland.
Sheet choral music.
The Choral Public Domain Library. Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world’s largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers.
Collect Britain: Victorian popular music.
Victorian songs and piano pieces, on the British Library’s Collect Britain website.
The Dancing Master, 1651-1728: An illustrated compendium
The music and notated dance steps from the various editions of Playford’s The English Dancing Master.
Hymn Resources on the Internet
Links to sites containing full text transcriptions of hymns, and some facsimiles.
EveryNote.com Classical Sheet Music
One of the world’s largest piano, violin, voice, classical guitar sheet music libraries.
Free Sheet Music Directory. Lyrics.
Oxford Music Online allows users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove’s more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.
IPM – Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series
Subscription site. A database for finding individual pieces of music published in standard scholarly editions, such as ‘Collected works’.
Just Sheet Music is a free sheet music search engine where people can find public domain sheet music and commercial sheet music in over 500.000 titles collected from the internet.
Downloadable music scores by major composers, in PDF format
Sheet music free to download, print out, perform and distribute.
The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP), also known as the Petrucci Music Library after Ottaviano Petrucci, is a project for the creation of a virtual library of public domain music scores, based on the wiki principle.
Renaissance music from Cantiones Press
The Cantiones Press was founded in 1996 to provide attractive and authoritative editions of Renaissance choral music.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Subscription site. Searchable index of books, dissertations and journal articles on music published worldwide, covering the period from 1967 to the present, with brief summaries of content of most of the books and articles indexed.
A unique classical music arrangement, composition and transcription service, and music education resource for children and adults by composer and teacher Richard Harris. Individual users or ensembles can choose the preferred instrumentation, difficulty level and key of any classical (or ragtime) piece they would like.
Sheet Music Consortium,
The Sheet Music Consortium is a group of libraries working toward the goal of building an open collection of digitized sheet music using the Open Archives Initiative.
Over 40000 digital sheet music licensed downloads. Print instantly!
Violin Sheet Music
An extensive collection of free violin sheet music in PDF format. The site includes music in many different styles, including classical, Celtic, hymns, Christmas music, and more.