Free and Open source Sheet Music


Amazing Collection of American Music from the Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/collections/songs-of-america/about-this-collection#overview

Free Fakebooks
http://creolejazzband.com/Fake%20Books.html

http://urbaniak.com/public/music/real-book

http://www.scribd.com/doc/95069352/Dixieland-Fake-Book-The-Firehouse-Jazz-Band-pdf

http://musicishealing.com/Bateria/Pagode/Library/ChoroFakebook.pdf

http://valdez.dumarsengraving.com/NesticoFakeBook.pdf



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Welcome to the Petrucci Music Library! Our goal is to create a virtual library containing all public domain music scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.

Library of Congress Sheet Music
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ncdhtml/hasmhome.html

soundzabound
http://www.soundzabound.com/

ChoralWiki, home of the Choral Public Domain Library!
http://www.cpdl.org/

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Free Music Archive
http://freemusicarchive.org/

Wonderful Free Brass Music
http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/lichtmann/downloadsindex.html

Ancient Music
http://www.acadiau.ca/~gcallon/www/archive/ftp.htm

Education related Sheet Music PDFs
http://www.musicedmagic.com/index.php?Itemid=100033&option=com_sectionex&view=category&id=20

Google books
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http://books.google.com/books?id=qaNKMk0HlEwC&lpg=PA394&ots=lhUdDl-mXk&dq=We%20ourselves%20are%20Gods%20own%20field&pg=PA371#v=onepage&q=&f=false
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Free Sheet Music with a great searchable index
http://www.free-scores.com/

Bach Chorales http://www.jsbchorales.net/pdf.shtml


http://www.sheetmusicdigital.com/freepdffiles.asp

The Silent Film Bookshelf
http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/index.htm

The Same Fox Music Book in MIDI format
http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/21jszmid.zip
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PDF version of Sam Fox's Music Book
http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/21_sfox1.pdf
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Free musical scores and links for music educators and their students. The site includes a very useful free sheet music meta search engine that searches over 160 free online sheet music web sites at once!
http://www.rowy.net/sheet_music.html

Historic Sheet Music Collection (1800-1922) at US Library of Congress
This is a fascinating collection of nearly 9,000 pieces of public domain sheet music that is in the collections of the US Library of Congress. The collection can be searched but not all documents can be printed.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/volcano/volcano-home.html

Music Scores and Sheet Music Online

Jazz and Popular Music

external image i_unlocked.gif**Hoagy Carmichael Collection, Indiana University**

Digitized materals from the Hoagy Carmichael Collection.
external image i_unlocked.gif**Digital Archive of Popular American Music**

American popular songs in the form in which they were originally published. From UCLA's Performing Arts Special Collections.
external image i_unlocked.gif**Music for the American Nation: Sheet Music 1870-1885**

Part of the Library of Congress American Memory series of digital collections.
external image i_unlocked.gif**African American Sheet Music: 1850-1920**

Part of the Library of Congress American Memory series of digital collections.
external image i_unlocked.gif**Sheet Music Consortium**

This site searches the digital sheet music collections of UCLA, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University .
external image i_unlocked.gif**19th Century American Sheet Music**

A unique collection of American music material in the UNC-Chapel Hill Music Library.
external image i_unlocked.gif**19th Century California Sheet Music**

A virtual library of some 2,700 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900..and related materials. University of California, Berkeley

Classical Music Scores

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MSLP attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.
external image i_unlocked.gif**Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library Digital Scores Online**

"Scores and books in the public domain, many .... unique to the Sibley Music Library collection..
external image i_unlocked.gifBeethovenhaus Bonn. Digital Archives

...contains the unique collections of the Beethoven-Haus: Music manuscripts, first editions, letters and pictures and many recordings.
external image i_unlocked.gif**Chopin Early Editions**

"The Chopin collection at the University of Chicago Library includes over 400 first and early printed editions of musical compositions by Frédéric Chopin.
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Online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.
external image i_unlocked.gif**Musical Theatre Scores**

Opera and musical theatre scores (G&S, Kern, Sousa, Herbert) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (The link takes you to the Internet Archive).
external image i_unlocked.gif**Choral Public Domain Library**

Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers.
external image i_unlocked.gif**WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive**

Public domain scores in various online formats.
external image i_unlocked.gif**The Royal Library, Denmark, Digital Music Archive**

Selected works from the Music and Theatre collections in digital form.
external image i_unlocked.gif**New Mozart Edition: Digital Edition**

The Mozart complete works edition (Neue Mozart-Ausgabe) in digital form.

Pre-1800 Printed Editions and Manuscripts

external image i_unlocked.gif**Virtual Music Rare Book Room**

Digital collection of early opera scores, particularly Lully and other French composers.
external image i_unlocked.gif**Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music**

A portal to worldwide collections of medieval polyphonic music manuscripts . The music and the manuscripts date from approx 800 to 1500, and the original documents are kept in libraries and archives around the globe. Requires registration.

A nicely done listing of free choral and classical sheet music sites.
The Ultimate Guide to where to find free classical sheet music on the internet.
http://www.freesheetmusicguide.com/classical.htm

Classical & Choral Sheet Music...
Below are our personal picks, the free sheet music sites that get our highest recommendation for this genre. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Cantorion
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar, Violin, and many other instruments.
Categories: Classical, Christmas, a few others.
Catalog Size: Huge (900+)
Cantorion is a welcome addition to our directory. A very easy site to use to find free sheet music, which is all in easy-to-read PDF format. Every piece of music is free. You'll find all the favorites, from Canon in D to Ave Maria, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, Clair de Lune, The Entertainer and more. Added 05/27/2009.The Choral Public Domain Library
Instrumentation for: Voice, Choral
Categories: Early Music, Choral
Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
If you are a fan of early choral music, you simply must view the database at CPDL. There you'll find over 9,000 public domain choral works available for download, most in pdf, finale, or MIDI format. The database is searchable by composer or title. In addition to familiar composers (Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Purcell) you'll find choral music from earlier composers such as John Bartlet, William Byrd, Josquin, John Dowland, & Thomas Morley. Validated 12/20/2007.

Church and Choral Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Organ, Voice, Choral
Categories: Christian, Classical, Christmas
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
This very interesting collection of church choral sheet music includes hymn arrangements, as well as Christmas carols, anthems, responsorial psalms, chants, motets, organ works and descants. There are many notable selections in this mix of original and classical/traditional works, including some more unusual works. A lot of great music to sort through for the church music fan. Sheet music available in high quality PDF format. Updated 01/04/2008

cipoo.net
Instrumentation for: Voice, Choral, Piano
Categories: Classical, Early Music, Christmas, Traditional
Catalog Size: Very Large (1500+)
Choral and vocal enthusiasts will enjoy this large collection sheet music for early, classical, Christmas and traditional works. Features choral music by Arcadelt, Bach, Lotti, Palestrina and many others with lots more on the way. Downloads available in PDF, Noteworthy Composer, and MIDI format. Some MP3 downloads available as well. Updated 12/17/2007.

Classical Sheet Music 'Piece of the Month'
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This MSN group (registration is required) contains a nice collection of classical works you don't usually find on the net. Includes sheet music for piano by Bertini, Rubinstein, Kirnberger, Satie, Barber, Griffes, Wernicke and more. Every month a new selection is added. You may also enjoy the chat room and message board. This site gets a 'bonus' award simply for offering a unique selection of downloads. All files in high quality, PDF format. Updated 12/20/2007.
Copy-Us: Internet Music Publishing
Instrumentation for: Piano, Voice, Strings, Wind & Orchestra
Categories: Classical, Original
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Copy-Us is an Internet publishing house that publishes the works of composers free of charge via the Internet. All scores are free for download (in fact, you are encouraged to distribute them) and are in VERY high quality PDF format. Each score is marked to indicate difficultly, which ranges from very easy to very difficult, and you can view sheet music by instrument or composer. Copy-Us is a great concept that is very well executed. Updated 02/02/2005.

David Coester Meanton: Classical Guitar
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
If I were a classical guitarist, I would be very grateful for the excellent material guitarist David Coester provides at his web site. You'll find free PDF downloads of several complete folios from the 19th century, all dedicated to the guitar soloist. Very possibly one of the finest strictly classical guitar collections listed in this directory. Updated 12/20/2007.

Delcamp.net: Classical Guitar Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Classical guitarists will really enjoy the free sheet music offerings from Delcamp.net. Offered are a wide variety of classical guitar selections from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary periods.
Composers include Albeniz, Carulli, Mozart, Paganini, Mudarra, Dowland, Scarlatti, Bach and so many more. Added 06/11/2004.

Dirk's Guitar Page: Free Music for Classical Guitar
Instrumentation for: Classical & Latin Guitar
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Here's another great web site devoted to Classical guitar. It's a very large archive of high quality PDFs featuring music from Classical as well as comtemporary composers. Lots of latin guitar music scores as well. Added 12/20/2007.

Easy Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Popular, Boogie & Blues, Opera Classics, National Songs
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
One of the great things about Easy Sheet Music is that every song is arranged for easy piano. Secondly, the selection is fairly large. Thirdly, there's some great music here! The 'Boogie and Blues' selections are highly recommended for something a bit different, but you'll find lot's of easy to play classical works, too. At Easy Sheet Music, you can download any three tunes per day for free. Unlimited download access to all the pieces all the time is $15/year. Verified 02/21/2008.

Free Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Popular, Classical, Christmas
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This is a no frills web site with lots of Google ads. But if you look just beyond that, there's also a lot of free sheet music, offered in order of difficulty. The list starts with "First Pieces" which you barely need to know how to read sheet music to play. From there, you move up to the "Primer Level" and then Levels 1-4 and "Keyboard Classics." You'll know virtually every song on this site, which contains lots of popular "traditional" tunes (Bridal March, Mexican Hat Dance, Old MacDonald), Christmas tunes (We Three Kings, Away in a Manger, Silent Night) and Classical tunes (Ode to Joy, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise). There's a lot here for beginning piano students. All sheet music is in PDF format and MIDI files are also provided. Added 02/21/2008.

International Music Scores Library Project
Instrumentation for: Piano, Quartets, Chamber, Symphony, Strings - virtually everything.
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Huge (2000+)
The IMSLP is a terrific collection of public domain piano works in PDF format. You'll find well over 2000 works, browseable by composer name, time period or genre. There's a bit of everything here, from solo piano works all the way to symphonic works. A great find for fans of classical sheet music and scores. Added 03/22/2007.

Free Sheetmusic Library
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
Here you'll find a very large selection of public domain classical works for download. These include orchestral works (symphonies, concertos, overtures, etc.), chamber music, piano works, organ works and sacred music. Large collections by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Handel, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others. All sheet music in PDF format. There's enough here to keep you busy for quite awhile. Updated 06/21/2005.

Finale Showcase
Instrumentation for: Piano, Solo Instruments, Strings, Brass, Band, More...
Categories: All
Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
The popular Finale showcase site allows Finale software users to upload their songs, arrangements, and compositions for shared viewing, playing and transposing. The result is this huge directory filled with mostly easy sheet music arrangements for nearly all instruments in nearly every category. Classical music includes everything from Baroque, to Renaissance, Medieval and 20th century tunes. You'll find contemporary Christian music, gospel, children's music, country and rock music, rap music, show tunes, broadway, as well as soundtracks and holiday music. Instrumentation includes not only solo instruments, but arrangements for brass band, chamber, choir, handbells, and even percussion. Browse by category or instrumentation. You'll need Finale installed (which is free for download) to view and print the scores. Updated 12/20/2007.

The Guitar School
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
The Guitar School, founded by classical guitarist Eythor Thorlaksson, features hundreds of high quality classical guitar transcriptions. You'll find entire sheet music collections free for download, from beginner guitar studies to complex pieces for two, three or four guitars. Lots to choose from including classical guitar arrangements of music by Bach, Scarlatti, Albeniz and much more. Very highly recommended for classical guitarists. Updated 06/21/2005.

mfiles
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Ragtime, Original, Christmas
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
mfiles offers visitors a very nice collection of high-quality free classical sheet music featuring music from Bach, Beethoven, Byrd, Chopin, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Satie, Tallis and many more. In addition, mfiles has an attractive collection of Christmas music, as well as original sheet music - most notably some very compelling pieces from composer Jim Paterson. These original works include music for film and television, as well as a number of selections in the Jazz, Ragtime, Celtic, and Latin music genres. Sheet music is provided in Scorch format (see site for details) allowing you to play, transpose, and change instrumentation on the fly. You can also "Print" (and download) most of the music in PDF format. Music for most selections are also available in MIDI format, and you'll also find detailed information about the various composers. Updated 12/20/2007.

Music-Scores.com
Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Many Others
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Large (500+)
Music-Scores.com is a fantastic resource for those looking for free classical sheet music. This well-organized repository features all the greats, including music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachabel, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky. Search by composer, instrument or style. Listings include notes on level of difficulty. Music-Scores.com offers nearly 300 scores for free in PDF and Scorch format, but if you sign up as a member ($30/year) you can access their library of over 1800 scores. In addition to the well-stocked library of free sheet music you'll find a discussion board and chat room. Updated 12/20/2007.

Noteworthy Composer Scriptorium
Instrumentation for: Piano, Strings, Orchestra and Many Others
Categories: Classical, Christmas, Traditional Folk, Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley
Catalog Size: Very Large (1000+)
Users of Noteworthy Composer, the software music notation software, will appreciate the NCS database of compositions ranging from Classical to Christmas, Folk and Ragtime. There are over 1000 compositions here, and the database is completely searchable. Or, if you prefer, browse by genre or composer. In addition to the many *.nwc downloads, you'll find Noteworthy Tips & Tricks, an FAQ, and links to NWC forums, newsgroups and other resources. Note that Noteworthy Composer is required to view these free downloads. The scriptorium provides a link to download and install the freeNoteworthy Browser Plug-In for those interested in viewing the files. Updated 03/11/2002.

Paul's Free Guitar Scores
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical, Original
Catalog Size: Medium (25-50)
Here's a great find for classical guitar players! Guitarist Paul Palmer has transcribed many of Scott Joplin's piano rags as well as Bach's keyboard works to guitar. You'll also find transcriptions for music by Grieg, Lamb and many of Paul's original works. All songs also include an MP3 so you can hear what it should sound like. Highly recommended! Added 04/05/2008.

Rowy.net Solo Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Organ, Flute, Violin, many more....
Categories: Classical, Original
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
A treasure trove of sheet music from both the classical and modern era. A wide variety of instrumentation, with sheet music provided in high quality PDF format. There's so much good stuff to choose from. Don't miss this one! Added 12/08/2004.

The Sheet Music Archive
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Huge (5000+)
The Sheet Music Archive is a huge archive of public domain classical music. You'll find downloadable sheet music from your favorite composers, including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Hanon, Mozart, Verdi and many, many more. One of the reason this site is one of our top picks is its simplicy. It's very easy to find what you're looking for, quickly, without a lot of hassle. The design is also easy on the eyes, and simple to navigate. Sheet music provided in *.pdf format, most scanned from various piano collections prior to 1923. Download sheet music for free (up to 2 per day) or sign up as a member for $19.95 a year and download as many as you want. A CD containing all the sheet music is available for order for $24.95. Updated 12/20/2007.

SibeliusMusic.com
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings, Winds, Big Band, Etc.
Categories: Classical, Historical, Christian, Christmas, Original
Catalog Size: Huge
SibeliusMusic.com is the sheet music home of Scorch software by Sibelius. The advantages of the site, when you have the free software plug-in, are many. For example, you can transpose any song instantly, change instrumentation, and actually listen to the song while you view the music with the click of the button. At the Sibelius site you'll find tens of thousands of sheet music selections. Most of these are for sale (they provide the first page free), within each category (which includes Classical, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Eductional and Worship) you'll find plenty of free sheet music titles to download. Unfortunately, Sibelius does not currently have a 'free' sheet music category to browse, meaning the only way to find the free sheet music is to browse through the 'pay' sheet music. Still, this is very simple to do and the free music is plentiful. Sibelius does provide a search tool as well, so if you're looking for a particular piece, it's quite easy to find it. Nice site, nice design. Recommended for a visit. Updated 07/02/2007.

ZIMMUSIC
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar (solo and duo), Flute, Violin & More
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Huge (2000+)
At ZIMMUSIC you'll find a very large, searchable collection of classical works in Noteworthy and PDF format. There's a lot of great stuff here, by a wide variety of composers, many of whom are not represented well elsewhere on the Internet. Highly recommended due to the variety and uniqueness of the sheet music library . Updated 07/02/2007.


Blank Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: None
Categories: Any
Catalog Size: Special
This is a VERY cool, totally free web site for anyone who scores their own music and/or tabs. In just seconds, you can create blank music sheets in virtually any format, and them print them out for scoring. Music teachers and students will find this an invaluable resource! Updated 12/17/2007.

Dots4Strings: String Quartet Music
Instrumentation for: String Quartet
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Very Small (1-10)
Dots4Strings is a very nice web site, specializing in music for String Quartets. Most of their catalog is for sale, rather than free, however they do have a small section of freebies that they offer to visitors. Free scores include music from Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. All music in Sibelius Scorch format. Added 03/14/2008.

Free Blank Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Any
Categories: All
Catalog Size: NA
If you're in need of blank pages to start scoring on, whether that be for piano, guitar or bass, you need look no further. Print out all you want here. Added 12/05/2007
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Free GuitarTips & Tabs by Bob Houlston
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Classical, Traditional, Popular
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
It's not a large tab site, but it's a very good one, designed for beginners on the guitar. Bob's site has one of the most detailed, easy to read explanations I've seen on how to read guitar tab, and the site, overall, is a perfect place to just pick up your guitar and start getting familiar with reading tab notation. The selection of songs is good too, with everything fromAir on the G String to Music Box Waltz and House of the Rising Sun. Other featurings include guitar maintenance tips, playing styles, and many other extras. Verified 02/21/2008.

Free Music Scores
Instrumentation for: Brass, Horns, Organ and Winds
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here's a really nice collection of classical music arrangements for brass and horns, especially. Scores available for brass trios, quartets, large horn ensembles, winds, organ, harpsichord and more.Sheet music offered in scores and parts in PDF format. Updated 06/22/2007.

Free Sheet Music from Johan Tufvesson
Instrumentation for: Violin, Viola, Bass, Flute, Oboe
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
A nice, varied collection of sheet music arrangements for strings from the 17th and 18th century. You'll find works here you won't find elsewhere - this is not your typical collection with the usual favorites. Very high quality PDF downloads, recommended especially for violinists looking for something a bit different to work on. Updated 03/14/2008.

Free Sheet Music for Brass Instruments
Instrumentation for: Brass Instruments
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
A small, but nice collection of sheet music in PDF format for brass instruments. Selections include solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, and full band scores. Sheet music is free to use, courtesy of the St. George Brass Band of Sydney, Australia. Reviewed 08/18/2006.

Free Sheet Piano Music in PDF, MIDI and Video
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Once you get past the Google ads that dominate the web site, you'll find two dozen very high quality PDFs of many traditional classical songs, most of which are very simple arrangements. You'll find Canon in D, Ode to Joy, Fur Elise, Ave Maria, Albinoni's Adagio, Moonlight Sonata and more. New songs are added weekely. Added 04/03/2008.

Jubings Compositions and Transcriptions
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical, Original
Catalog Size: Medium (25-50)
Jubings web site contains classical guitar transcriptions for both original and classical works. Classical compositions include works by Tarrega, Carulli, Boccherini, and Elgar. Transcriptions are mostly handwritten (but easy to read) made available in a downloadable gif format. MIDI files for each piece are also available. Updated 04/03/2008.

Magnolia Arts Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Original, Christian, Classical
Catalog Size: Very Small (Less than 10)
You'll find several high quality solo classical guitar arrangements here, free for download in PDF format. A few other arrangements, inludng several sacred pieces including Be Thou My Vision,Fairest Lord Jesus, and Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus can be viewed free, but require a small payment to receive a printable version. Updated 11/26/2001.

Masters of Classical Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Though offering only a few sheet music selections, those available are *very* high quality PDFs and somewhat notable. Included is the classic Moonlight Sonata from Beethoven as well as a half dozen Bach selections. MIDI files available, as is sheet music in Scorch format. Updated 05/20/2002.

Matthew Dewey
Instrumentation for: Chamber Orchestra, Choir, Clarinet, Harp, Tuba, Pipe Organ, Viola, Guitar
Categories: Original, Classical
Catalog Size: Very Small (Less than 10)
Film and theatrical score composer Matthew Dewey offers free sheet music of a few of his scores from his web site. These include Chamber Music as well as sheet music for choir, clarinet, harp, pipe organ, and solo viola with a guitar quartet. All sheet music scores in PDF format. Added 12/17/2007.

Michael Bednarek's Mozart Files
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Christmas
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Michael Bednarek's collection features hundreds of free sheet music downloads (and MIDI) produced by MOZART music notation software. Of particular note you'll find a majority of the pieces fromLe nozze di Figaro Mozart's famous Opera, as well as other works from both Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart, Bach, Hadyn, and a other composers. Finally, the MOZART files features a nice selection of Christmas music, free for download. All sheet music is available in Mozart, MIDI, and PDF format. Updated 01/10/2008

Music Editions by Christoph Dalitz
Instrumentation for: Choir, Organ, Harp, Lute, Guitar, Violin, Recorder
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Here's a small, but very nice collection of sheet music featuring choir (mostly) joined by one or more other instruments. Selections include Psalms, canticles, motets, prayers, madrigals and songs for Mass. Mostly original works by Christoph Dalitz, all in high quality PDF format. Added 01/10/2008.


Music Education Magic
Instrumentation for: Full Band Scores
Categories: Classical, Pop, Christmas
Catalog Size: Small (33 as of this writing)
Folks looking for complete band scores in particular will find something to please here at Music Education Magic. Complete scores are included in both PDF and Sibelius formats for a large number of Christmas tunes plus many traditional favorites such as Amazing Grace, The Star-Spangled Banner, Ode to Joy, Dixie, Alouette and others. Added 12/28/2007.


The Music Library of Denis Bouriakov
Instrumentation for: Piano, Orchestral, Flute, Sax, Violin, Recorder & More
Categories: Classical, Pop
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Bouriakov's classical sheet music library includes a large seleciton of songs from Bach, Brahams, Skriabin, Rachmaninoff's Rhaspody on a Theme by Paganini and others. You'll also find, strangely enough, a dozen or so songs by the rock band Queen. Sheet music is in both PDF and TIF format, and the quality varies throughout. Added 06/24/2003.

Musica Viva
Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Classical Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Trumpet, Horns, Violin, Guitar, Chamber Music, Choral
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
Musica Viva has a terriffic selection of printable sheet music. These are sorted by instrument and feature not only piano and guitar, but also woodwinds, brass, strings, and ensemble. Once you select your instrument, you can browse by composer, title, or, in some cases, level of difficulty. Sheet music is NOT downloadable (just printable), but you can join the subscription service to have access to all files in a higher quality PDF format. In addition to the free sheet music archive, you'll find free manuscript paper, an 'Encyclopedia of Music', MIDI files, and some free software. Finally, Musica's Free Sheet Music Directory list hundreds of links, sorted by category, to other sheet music sites. Updated 11/04/2002

MusicStudents.com
Instrumentation for: Piano, Viola, Violin, Sax, Clarinet, Trumpet, Others
Categories: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Scales and Exercises
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Not only does MusicStudents.com offer a small selection of classical and traditional works, but it also provides a wide selection of jazz & blues progressions, scales and exercises for a variety of instruments. Lots of great material here for the student, including staccato and chromatic exercises, major and minor chord exercises, scales, arpeggios and more. One unique feature: once you make your selection, you can then view/download the music by instrument or by key scale. Scores are available in *.pdf format. Updated 02/25/2002.

Musica del Sur (South American Music Scores)
Instrumentation for: Piano, Classical Guitar, Orchestra
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
At Musica del Sur you'll find an interesting collection of South American sheet music available in very high quality PDF format. Some selections must be requested by email, but most are downloadable directly from the site. Guitarists looking for something a bit different, will especially appreciate this collection. Added 04/08/2002

Mutopia
Instrumentation for: Piano, Classical Guitar, Violin, Flute, Many Others...
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
At Mutopia, you'll find a very nice collection of classical sheet music that you can browse by composer, instrument, or musical style (Renaissance, Baroque, etc). You can also search the database by any text variable (song, composer). Sheet music is provided in high quality pdf, postscript, GNU lilypond, and MIDI formats. A very good place to start, particularly for fans of classical music. Updated 04/22/2003.

MySheetMusic.com
Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet, More
Categories: Classical, Hymns, Children's, Christmas, Folk
Catalog Size: Medium (100 free)
MySheetMusic.com has one of the highest quality, most complete catalogs of sheet music for piano and other instruments that we've reviewed. They offer only 100 sheet music samples for free, but if you're willing to become a "Platinum Member" for $29.95, you can gain access to print all 1300+ files they offer. You'll find dozens of titles, sorted by category as well as alphabetically. While a majority of the pieces are classical, there is a considerable selection of music from other categories including Ragtime, Hymns, Children, Folk, and Christmas. All selections are available in the popular Scorch format. Note, free downloadable manuscript paper is also available. Updated 12/20/2007.

My Music Section
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (25-50)
This personal page belonging to Alan Chan hosts a collection of his classical piano favorites with links to MIDI files. A few of these 'favorites' include free sheet music by Mozart, Bach, and Liszt. The sheet music is provided in Power Point format, however, which is a bit unusual. You'll need to download the free power point viewer (available from Microsoft) to see them. We recommend you skip all this however, and go directly to the much more interesting selection of Chopin sheet music as arranged by Leopold Godowsky, who sought to rework Chopin's Etudes into more eclectic, and more difficult, arrangements. These scores are in *.gif format, having been scanned from the originals. Updated 07/16/2002.

Nissimo Free Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Viola, Others
Categories: Classical, Kids
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
The Nissimo site, dedicated to public domain classical music, offers plenty of free sheet music selections in *.pdf format. You'll find selections by Albinoni, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Handel and many more. The sheet music database is completely searchable by composer or composition title. Nissimo also offers a children's page with some great entry-level lessons on music notation, time signatures, and more. Updated 05/20/2002.

OLGA: The Online Guitar Archive
Instrumentation for: Guitar (Tablature), Bass (Tablature), Classical Guitar
Categories: Pop, Rock, Country, Classical
Catalog Size: Huge (25,000+)
When the Internet was still young, there was really only one place to find guitar tablature - OLGA. And even though the Internet has aged and become much more diversified, OLGA still stands out as a mighty large source of guitar tablature for the web. OLGA's sleek design and and folder-based archive makes it easy to navigate. Completely searchable, or browseable by artist. You'll also find text-based lessons and a chord generator. Updated 07/16/2002.

Paul Copeland - Original Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Classical Guitar, Organ, Flute, Percussion
Categories: Original, Classical, Childrens
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Piano instructors take note! Composer and piano teacher Paul Copeland is offering free sheet music from his original instrumental arrangements for piano, organ, flute and guitar. Some of these are great for kids (Cheeky Toad Blues, Waltz of the Golliwogs), having been written by Paul specifically for his students. If you are a 'student' at a more technical level, you'll enjoy the more advanced selections. Each composition is easily downloadable in *.gif and/or *.pdf format. MIDI files are also available. If you have a few extra moments, enjoy the musical Word Find puzzles (also great for students), Paul's online concerts, and his Andy Warhol tribute! Updated 06/24/2003

Perso-Flamenco
Instrumentation for: Guitar (Flamenco/Classical)
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: NA (Links Only)
Normally we don't include link-only free sheet music (or tab) sites in this directory, however, as this particular site specializes in Flamenco style guitar playing, we thought it a useful resource for guitarists seeking tablature for this hard-to-find genre of music. Perso-Flamenco also features a selection of links for classical guitar players. Updated 05/20/2003.

Polymnia Records
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
According to the Polymnia Records' web site, they are the only record company that has released the complete solo piano music collection of Sigismund Thalberg, the only rival to Franz Liszt. Samples of Thalberg's music can be downloaded here (full scores are $1), but there are also a few complete scores from Erik Satie, Franz Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Badarzewska,, Godard, Rimsky-Korsakow, Hagg, Brahms and Beethoven. Added 06/22/2005.

Primo Tema: Free Sheet Music Mailing List
Instrumentation for: Piano, Accordion
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: None - Email List Only - Subscribe at Site
Primo Tema music publishers have started up a free sheet music mailing list to help promote Italian classical and popular music. The sheet music is written both for accordian and piano, and will be mailed to subscribers in *.pdf format (most files 100k -200k in size). Subscribing is easy and of course free. Updated 05/27/2002

Quatre Mains: Piano for Four Hands
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Quatre-mains.net aims to build a library of at least 100 free scores for piano for four hands, publishing one new selection a week. As of this writing, there are about twenty. The scores are scanned from books, so while the printed quality could be better, the scores are still readable. These would make fun exercises for accomplished pianists. Add 02/20/2007.

Richard Harris: Free Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano (other instrumentation optional)
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Richard is an arranger and transcriptionist who will take any classical, folk or ragtime piece you give him and either transcribe it for you, or rearrange it for simpler (or more difficult) arrangement. He can also arrange any tune for any instrument you choose. If you sign up for his mailing list, he also gives you access to his personal online library of about sixty classical arrangements, ranging from Grades 1-8 and featuring music by Allegri, Back, Bartok, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and many others. Files are in *.tif format. Added 01/04/2008.

Rudolph's Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Organ
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Very Small (Free), Large (Available by Paid Subscription)
Rudolph Nemeth, pianist and composer, offers visitors to his web site a good size collection of sheet music featuring many of your favorite composers, including works by Bach, Grieg, Handel, Joplin, Beethoven, Mozart and many, many others. Unfortunately, only a handful of these are free to print. The remainder, a very large library, can be viewed and played online for free, but require a paid subscription to actually print out. To see the sheet music in your web browser, you'll need to install the very cool Scorch plug-in, which allows you to transpose the song to any key, or to another instrument, with the click of a mouse. Updated 08/26/2002.

Scores for Free
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here's a simple, easy-to-navigate site featuring a few dozen classical scores from Beethoven, Bizet, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rameau, Satie, Schubert, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Scores are in PDF format, and you can preview the tunes or download them as MIDI files. Added 07/02/2007.

Sheet Music for Guitar by Theo Radic
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Classical Guitar
Catalog Size: Very Small (Less than 10)
Theo Radic, a classical guitarist with the '96 Strings' guitar orchestra of Stockholm, has made several sheet music downloads for classical guitar available at his web site. Compositional influences sited for original works include Bach, Dowland, Giuliani, Carcassi, Sor, Tárrega and others. Sheet music in high quality, PDF format. Added 09/09/2002.

Solo Guitar Society
Instrumentation for: Solo Guitar
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
The Solo Guitar Society features a small, but very high quality selection of Brazilian songs for solo guitar. You'll also find three solo guitar selections from J.S. Bach. The site is, by default, in Portuguese, by English speakers note the icon for the English version on the left to find your way around. All sheet music in PDF format. Added 12/31/2001.

Solo Flute Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Flute
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Very Small (Less than 10)
Here's something for the flute player. You'll find a half-dozen downloadable sheet music selections for solo flute. IncludesChariots of Fire, Bach's Prelude in C, Massenet's Meditation from Thais and others. Available in PDF format. Added 06/17/2002.

Turlough O'Carolan - Irish Harper
Instrumentation for: Harp
Categories: Historical, Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Dedicated to the music of 17th century harpist Turlough O'Carolan, here you'll find beautiful, magical arrangements of O'Carolan's music. Each arrangement includes a MIDI file, and many come with *.gif files of the sheet music (most are melody only) you may print out and download. Updated 02/18/2002

Variations: Online Musical Scores
Instrumentation for: Piano, Orchestra, Choral, Chamber, Opera
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This catalog of music from Indiana University contains scores of all kinds, from opera, to orchestral, choral, piano and more. To download scores, select the category you want, and then when you find the score you want, view the 'larger, scrollable version' of each. This will open your browser into a new window, from which you can scroll through each page of the sheet music. Files are in *.gif format, and you'll need to right click on each image to save each page to your local drive. It's a bit of a process, but the sheet music is good quality, and quite readable. Added 11/05/2001.

violinandviola
Instrumentation for: Violin, Viola, Cello, Strings.
Categories: Classical, Original
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
String players will love violinandviola, a resource designed for string teachers, shops and players. You'll find forums, a directory of teachers and performers, instrument sales, and of course, free sheet music. Selections include works for violin, viola, cello, and strings and are categorized by difficulty. Sheet music in PDF format. Added 03/18/2002.

Violin Online
Instrumentation for: Violin
Categories: Classical, Christmas
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Violin Online is an instructional site for beginning violinists, and includes educational material on fingering, bow placement, music fundamentals and more. Included in the sites 'Excercise Studio' are a dozen etudes for violin, including works by Bach, Wohlfahrt, and Sitt. In the "music store" you'll also find a nice selection of easy violin selections for the Christmas season. Updated 02/05/2008.

Violin Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Violin
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
If you're a violist, you'll find lots to choose from here. Scores are included from Beethoven, Haydn, Handel, Mozart, Paganini, Tchaikovsky and a dozen others. Some scores are solo violin, some come with piano accompaniment. All scores are in PDF format, scanned in from books by the look of it. The quality of the scans vary. Added 02/05/2008.

Virtual Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Sax, Trumpet, Cello, Viola, Clarinet, Others
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (50+) free catalog, Large (1200+) pay catalog
VSM is primarily dedicated to classical sheet music and offers a very impressive collection of downloadable sheet music from selected composers. While VSM has a large pay catalog for sale, they offer about sixty free downloadable demos from Bach, Chopin, Joplin, Mendelssohn and others. These are all VERY high quality scores. Sheet music from the remaining catalog is available for purchase individually, or you can pay a small membership fee ($37.75) to have access to all the sheet music scores you want. All sheet music is carefully catagorized by composer, instrument, ensemble, category, or skill level. A good solid collection of popular works. Updated 02/05/2008.

Werner Icking Music Archive
Instrumentation for: Piano, Vocal, Violin, Cello, Viola, Voice, Choral, Organ, Flute, Classical Guitar, Many Others.
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+?)
The Werner Icking Music Archive has a large inventory of free sheet music, including a number of modern composers. Instrumentation is primarily piano, violin, viola, flute and cello with a few others thrown in for good measure. There's a ton of music to choose from, including Bach, Beethoven, Bruckner, Schubert, and many, many others. The sheetmusic is available free for download, most of which is in *.gif or *.pdf format. While the size and organization of the site makes it a bit or a chore to sort through (particularly if you're looking for one particular instrument), the large and interesting catalog makes it worth the effort. Reviewed 09/24/2001

The Windsor Brass - Free Brass Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone & Tuba
Categories: Christian, Classical
Catalog Size: Very Small (Less than 10)