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 genres include 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 datbase also contains the full African American Song database, which is an electronic database of African American musical recordings from the late 1800s to the 1970s.
A comprehensive database of over 43,000 classical music recordings with accompanying reference materials. Selections range from Gregorian chant to modern composition with multiple versions of works, where available. Included in this database are recordings from labels such as: EMI, Sanctuary Classics, Hyperion and CBC. Users can browse by genre, or search by composer, artist, genre or period.
Contemporary World Music will contain 50,000 tracks that 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 913 albums, equalling 12,528 tracks.
For online listening of thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres, Jazz Music Library is essential for any jazz history, performance, theory, or music appreciation course. Labels include Verve, GRP Records, Fantasy, Concord Jazz, Impulse, Jazzology, and many others. The list of artists is enormous, ranging from past greats to musicians performing and recording today. Also included are Marian McPartland’s Peabody Award-winning Piano Jazz Radio Broadcasts and never-before-released performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival and great jazz venues. Listen to Chicago jazz, New Orleans Jazz, 1920s jazz, big bands, acid jazz, Latin jazz, and more.
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.
Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 150,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.
Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers close to 20,000 tracks of jazz from over 1,900 albums. Over 500 jazz artists are represented.
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.
Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
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.