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Hundreds of perfectly scanned "classical" music scores in PDF
September 21, 2006 10:52 PM   Subscribe

Partituras - Hundreds of perfectly scanned "classical" music scores (and parts) in PDF. Chose a composer from the pop-up menu in the middle of the page to browse the available works by that composer.
posted by persona non grata (19 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not much 20th C. stuff, but this is a wonderful post. Thanks so much!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:04 PM on September 21, 2006


Hey, thanks! I can finally find out what that crazy chord is in the middle of Moussorgsky's "Marketplace at Limoges"!
posted by interrobang at 11:10 PM on September 21, 2006


Not much 20th C. stuff, but this is a wonderful post.

You can thank our painfully long term of copyright for the absence of anything written after 1922. (Here I'm referring to U.S. law; the country in which this site is located might have somewhat different copyright terms.)

However, I concur: this is an awesome resource.
posted by musicinmybrain at 11:30 PM on September 21, 2006


Funny that I am currently listening to Ravel's amazing orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition, interrobang. Too bad that isn't part of the Ravel collection.
posted by persona non grata at 12:11 AM on September 22, 2006


Thanks for this persona non grata. Mississippi State University is currently digitising the Templeton sheet music collection covering blues, ragtime, minstrel, etc.
posted by tellurian at 1:22 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Oh my. Your persona is terribly, wonderfully, ever so grata round here.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:35 AM on September 22, 2006


Could any Spanish speakers explain the text? I'd like to help out, if I could. Eg, I think I can lay my hands on out of copyright stuff to scan or transcribe...
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:38 AM on September 22, 2006


And also an opportunity to practise Spanish - ¡Muchas gracias!
posted by Grangousier at 2:40 AM on September 22, 2006


This is fantastic. God bless the internets!
posted by leibniz at 6:10 AM on September 22, 2006


Wow, I've been looking for something like this for ages. Thanks!

Also, there's a torrent floating around with 20th century stuff, strvinsky, hindemith, ligeti et al. check the usual suspects...
posted by Pastabagel at 8:06 AM on September 22, 2006


This is really, really great.
posted by nathancaswell at 8:06 AM on September 22, 2006


See also Mutopiaproject.org
posted by Pastabagel at 8:15 AM on September 22, 2006


Yes, awesome--many, many thanks for posting. And I thank you in advance on behalf of my current and future students, also!
posted by LooseFilter at 9:21 AM on September 22, 2006


Joe's spleen, you can just use google to translate it.
posted by MythMaker at 9:59 AM on September 22, 2006


Excellent post and excellent music source - some of the sheet music isn't quite "perfectly" scanned, but the huge volume and overall quality definitely makes up for a couple blurry pieces.
posted by Zephyrial at 10:12 AM on September 22, 2006


Fabulous. Thanks!
posted by JanetLand at 10:51 AM on September 22, 2006


There are a number of good collections on the web. I think the best is the Icking Archive, which has beautiful PDFs of a huge variety of classical music, plus its own page of links to other sites.

For choral music, the Choral Public Domain Library (which appears to be offline at present) is unequalled.
posted by KRS at 11:48 AM on September 22, 2006


This is a wonderful site, just great. What a way to while away a rainy afternoon: pick a tune, any tune. Thanks.
posted by caraig at 7:42 PM on September 22, 2006


Best of the web...
posted by persona non grata at 8:07 PM on September 22, 2006


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