Classical Musical Scores Online Library is now complete

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Alexander Street Press announced that their Classical Scores Library is now complete at over 400,00 pages. On February 11, 2011, Classical Scores Library was updated with 66 scores and 999 pages .
As of this update there are 24,368 scores and 400,088 pages in Classical Scores Library.

The final release includes material from Universal Edition, A-R Editions, and Wirripang. New scores include material from composers Girolamo Frescobaldi, Antonio Vivaldi, Diana Blom, Adriano Banchieri, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Colin Brumby, and more.

Classical Scores Library contains classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works.

Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.

The collection includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

The database has been indexed to enable users to search on musically relevant fields, such as composer, work/opus number, key, genre, instrument, time period; as well as score-specific fields, such as score type, duration, editor, arranger, publisher. We hope that this will enable users to search, analyze, and research scores in a simple but powerful manner.

Classical Scores Collection Trial

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Alexander Street Press is offering trial access to their Classical Scores Collection to the UMass Lowell community until January 3, 2010. For a direct link to the trial, please view the library’s Database Trials & New Resources page.

Classical Scores Library is targeted to be the most comprehensive database of classical scores, representing the major composers output, spanning all genres and time periods from the Western classical canon. Currently it contains nearly 14,000 scores totalling nearly 300,000 pages spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series. 

Further releases will include the entire catalog of UME, as well as manuscript material from the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research, and many new editions from other in-copyright publishers.

Scores can be printed by clicking on the ‘print’ icon in the image viewer. You can select whether to print all pages, a movement, or a page range. Printed Scores are to be used for individual use only (study, notation, etc). You are not allowed to perform from the printed version of the PDF.