Last update : August 27, 2013
The best known musical scores library is IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project), also called the Petrucci Music Library, after publisher Ottaviano Petrucci. IMSPL is a project for the creation of a virtual library of public domain music scores, based on the wiki principle. It was launched on February 2006 by Edward W. Guo (pseudonym Feldmahler), a graduate of the New England Conservatory and Harvard Law School.
Links to other musical scores library are provided in the following list :
- UCLA Music Library
- University of Rochester Musical Scores
- Classical Scores Library
- Loeb Music Library (Harvard College)
- Irving S. Gilmore Music Library (Yale University)
- Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities
(CCARH) at Stanford University
- Probado Music Search
- Choral Public Domain Library
- British Library Music Scores
- Kunst der Fuge : large collection of MIDI files and sheet music
- Dictionary of Musical Themes by Barlow and Morgenstern (Multimedia Library)
- Musipedia : open music encyclopedia
Vladimir Viro, a computer scientist at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, is founder and lead developer of Peachnote, a classical music search tool. Vladimir Viro published a research paper on Peachnote at the 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conference in 2011. The service enables a user to freely search IMSLP, the US Library of Congress, and other archives for classical music. Peachnote uses a music N-gram Viewer, that’s analogous to Google’s N-gram Viewer.
Vladimir Viro and Michael Scott Cuthbert presented their projects at the 1st Classical Music Hack Day which took place at the mdw-University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, February 1st – 3rd, 2013. Werner Schweer, Nicolas Froment and Thomas Bonte presented at the same days their free open-source musical notation program MuseScore.
An alpha version of an embeddable score viewer is provided by Peachnote :
Links to additional informations about Peachnote, music21 and MuseScore are listed hereafter :