IMSLP Petrucci Music Library

I’ve been on a project at work that involves tracking down information on some music scores, and have encountered a fantastic resource, the IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library.

On this mediawiki-based site resides more than 72,000 scores representing over 29,000 works by over 4,000 composers.  They even have over 1,000 recordings.  All of this is available for download, as they focus on works that either exist in the Public Domain or have been made freely available by the rights holder (though one should note that the rules for Public Domain vary by country).

More information can be found on the International Music Score Library Project’s main page, including links to browse categories and a forum site.

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One Response to IMSLP Petrucci Music Library

  1. Casey Mullin says:

    As a heavy contributor to the site’s discovery content (works lists, etc.), I thank you for the props!! I also wrote a review for Notes, the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association, forthcoming in the December issue. Unfortunately, many of the details in my review will be woefully outdated once it’s published!

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