Available with your Multnomah County Library card, this database contains a Classical Scores Library with more than 400,000 pages of music (full, study, piano, and vocal scores). Once within the resource, look for the Collections section of the screen and within it, Music Online: Classical Scores Library.
Music Online allows users cross search all of the music databases published by Alexander Street Press. Music Online brings together on a single cross-searchable platform the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music products that your institution subscribes to. Music Online can potentially cross-search any combination of these databases: African American Music Reference American Song Classical Music Library Classical Music Reference Library Classical Scores Library Contemporary World Music Dance in Video The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online Jazz Music Library Opera in Video Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
The "world's largest database of musical sources," with a focus on "knowing what exists
and where it is kept." Indexes manuscript music (emphasis: 1600-1800) and printed music (emphasis: individual prints issued before 1800, anthologies issued 1500-1550). Some content is available digitally.
"The scores and libretti in this Virtual Collection include first and early editions and manuscript copies of music from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by J.S. Bach and Bach family members, Mozart, Schubert and other composers, as well as multiple versions of nineteenth century opera scores, seminal works of musical modernism, and music of the Second Viennese School." Limit to high-quality images of scores by selecting "Limit search to records that have digital objects."
Composers Include J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, and many others. Additional images and descriptions are added as processing continues. Scores are organized alphabetically by composer.