Digital scores: About this guide / Library resources
This guide contains links to digitized score collections, including both subscription-based services available through JUILCAT Plus, as well as free collections of public domain resources from libraries and archives around the world.
This guide provides descriptions and links to selected digital score collections, both those available on subscription via JUILCAT Plus, and those available freely on the web. When searching for scores:
Check through our subscription-based digital resources (linked at right).
Check through a free online collection of digitized scores. Keep in mind that scores that are available freely on the web are public domain scores only, meaning these resources are no longer in copyright. Note that many of these are reprints from nineteenth-century complete works editions that are out of copyright (the same editions that are typically reprinted by Kalmus, Dover, and Masters Music publications).
Contains an extensive collection of newly-engraved music examples from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Users may browse by composer or time period, and print out the scores. Many of the works are presented in their entirety, rather than in excerpt.
Digital copies of scores, both public domain (pre-1923) and selected compositions that are still titles under copyright. Includes publications from Boosey & Hawkes, Universal, and others. Links also to sound recordings in Classical Music Library database. Vol. 3 builds upon the collections of digital scores found in Classical Scores Library vols. 1 and 2 with works by many contemporary composers.