Listed below are samples of websites outside of the Jerry Falwell Library site that are related to various aspects of music including arts songs, diction, choral music, hymns, music education, opera, piano and other topics.
This page provides links to composer information at Classical Net and on the web. Be sure to visit the Basic Repertoire (with hundreds of composer pages) and Composer Works Lists sections of Classical Net for further information on specific composers, in addition to the dedicated pages listed below.
The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Division houses over 400 musical instruments from around the world. Each year since the founding of the Ethnomusicology program in 1962, one or more international artists have been invited to the campus to share their musical traditions through teaching and performance. The musical instrument collection has grown over the years as the result of these residencies, and its make-up reflects the instrumental traditions of the artists who have been our guests. Additional donations have expanded the collection to its present size.
Musopen (www.musopen.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free. There are two subscription options available for those who wish to join.
A Night at the Opera presents opera-related items from the Library of Congress Music Division, including manuscript and printed scores, librettos, photographs, and set designs dating from the late-eighteenth century through the beginning of the twentieth century. The exhibit also commemorates the bicentennials of opera composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, both born in 1813.