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Music - Guide to Research

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for students, staff and faculty within the discipline of Music.

Selected Online Full-Text Scores - by Composer

  • Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Digital Archives  
    Beethoven manuscripts, first editions, letters and pictures
  • Chopin Early Editions  
    First and early printed editions of musical compositions by Frédéric Chopin at the University of Chicago
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection  
    Early prints and manuscripts of works by Lully, primarily opera
  • Neue Mozart-Ausgabe: Digitized Version  
    Musical text and the critical commentaries of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
  • Ignaz Pleyel Early Editions  
    Pleyel scores, primarily "keyboard and chamber music, including arrangements of large orchestral works, published within the composer's lifetime"
  • Digital Collections from National Libraries

    Many libraries have begun digitizing their primary source materials. Once you know which library owns a specific manuscript or edition, check the library's website to see if a digital image is available.

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