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Music Online by Alexander St. Press
Music Online is a new search tool that lets you cross-search the Alexander Street audio, video, scores, and full-text music reference collections. The full suite of music collections comprises the broadest and most comprehensive resource available for the study of classical, jazz, world, and American music. Only Music Online will deliver audio recordings, video content, full-text reference materials, musical scores, liner notes, biographies, and images – all the Alexander Street music content in your library – through a single interface.

Music Online lets you simultaneously search the following Music databases...

  • African American Music Reference
  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Classical Music Reference Library
  • Classical Scores Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Music Online
  • Opera in Video
Classical Music Library by Alexander St. Press
Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 50,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
African American Song by Alexander St. Press
An electronic database of African American musical recordings from the late 1800s to the 1970s.  This database includes the entire Document Records catalog (over 50,000 audio tracks).  Users can browse by genre, or search by composer, artist, genre or period.
Smithsonian Global Sound by Alexander St. Press
An electronic database of over 35,000 tracks of musical and aural traditions from around the world. This database includes recordings published by Smithsonian Folkways and many other labels, as well as music from music from several ethnomusical archives. Users can browse by country, genre, cultural group, language, instrument, artist, ensemble, label, or musical category.
Contemporary World Music by Alexander St. Press
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. This release includes 1,638 albums, equalling 22,028 tracks, growing regularly.
Jazz Music Library by Alexander St. Press
Jazz Music Library will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. This release includes 1,966 albums and 19,034 tracks, growing regularly.
American Song by Alexander St. Press
American Song is an eclectic collection of music from Americans of diverse origins and all walks of life, from America’s past and present. The songs are by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, cowboys, and ordinary people. They touch topics as varied as Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. And the range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.

As of spring 2010, the American Song databse also contains the full African American Song database. The African American Song is an electronic database of African American musical recordings from the late 1800s to the 1970s. This database includes the entire Document Records catalog (over 50,000 audio tracks).  Users can browse by genre, or search by composer, artist, genre or period.

Opera in Video by Alexander St. Press
Opera in Video will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries, and then delivered online through streaming video. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon. The result is a dynamic and powerful resource for performers, researchers, and students. The collection lets users bookmark specific scenes, acts, arias—even a single recitative passage—and then include the links in papers and course reserves. Instructors and students can annotate and share these personally selected segments during classroom lectures or teaching assignments. With these and other powerful Web tools, Opera in Video will be an essential new resource for study in this area.
An electronic database of over 85,000 tracks of musical recordings (over 5,000 CDs) including classical, jazz, folk, and world music. Users can browse by genre, or search by composer, artist, genre or period. Access is limited to 10 simultaneous users. Windows Media Player is required to listen to the audio files. It is available for download at the Microsoft Download Center

NOTE: When you are done using the Naxos site, please make sure you click on the "Log Out" button on the upper right corner of the Naxos page before closing your web browser window. If you are suddenly prompted for a subscriber login by Naxos, you will have to completely quit your web browser before trying the Naxos site again.
An electronic database of close to 20,000 tracks of jazz from over 1,900 albums. Over 500 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Jazz Library comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz. Users may browse by featured artist(s) or search for name(s), disc / song title and catalogue number. Playlists can also be created. New jazz releases are continually added. Access is limited to 10 simultaneous users. Windows Media Player is required to listen to the audio files. It is available for download at the Microsoft Download Center

NOTE: When you are done using the Naxos site, please make sure you click on the "Log Out" button on the upper right corner of the Naxos page before closing your web browser window. If you are suddenly prompted for a subscriber login by Naxos, you will have to completely quit your web browser before trying the Naxos site again.
Hal Crook Play-Alongs by Berklee College of Music
Berklee's digital play-along collection includes over 40 tunes written by professor Hal Crook and inspired by the standard jazz repertoire. Each song's instrumental tracks can be played separately or together as the full backup band instrumentation, and users may follow along with lead sheets provided in various transpositions. The additional feature of a multi-track mixer allows creation of individual mixes using the raw audio tracks of the recording session.