Naxos Music Library Jazz provides online access to over 3000 jazz albums ranging from the work of jazz legends to contemporary jazz, including Swedish and Scandinavian artists.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Archival Sound Recordings provides access to 46,200 recordings selected from the British Library sound Archive. Collections include: classical music, jazz and popular music and world and traditional music.
Grove Music Online contains Sibelius enabled music examples within many articles, meaning you can listen to audio examples of particular concepts and styles of music.
The Library houses a collection of around 5000 CDs.Cds may be requested, but, can't be renewed.CDs are arranged in the following categories:
|CLASSICAL||A-Z by Composer|
|OPERA||A-Z by Composer|
|EARLY MUSIC||A-Z by Composer|
|SONIC ARTS||A-Z by Composer|
|JAZZ||A-Z by Artist|
|WORLD||A-Z by Continent / Country|
|POPULAR||A-Z by Artist|
|MUSICALS||A-Z by Title|
|FILMS / TV||A- by Title|
|SOUND EFFECTS||Numbered Sequence|
Music scores are kept with the books in the Sheppard Library. They can be found on the first floor at the numbers shown in the table below:
|780||General Music Collections||786||Keyboard Music|
|780.8||Music anthologies||786.3||Piano tutors|
|781||Music Theory||786.4||Piano music|
|782||Dramatic Music||786.41||Piano sonatas|
|782.815||Musicals / Operetta||786.49||Piano duets / Music for two pianos|
|783||Sacred Music||787||Music for String Instruments|
|784.4||Folk music||787.41||Double bass|
|784.742||British popular songs||788||Music for Wind Instruments|
|784.773||American popular songs||788.11||Trumpet|
|784.78||Latin American popular songs||788.2||Trombone|
|784.8||Art songs||788.41||French horn|
|787.75||Quintets||789||Percussion, Electronic Music|
Study scores are arranged in composer order. Their white spine labels usually include the first three letters of the composer's name. So, for example, a study score of a work by Debussy will have 'Study score Deb' on the spine. The collection includes miniature, study and full scores, with a separate section for the largest scores at the end of the sequence.
Please remember that the law restricts the photocopying of music still in copyright to brief extracts only for study purposes. A performable unit of music may not be photocopied .
Please note that something that is out of copyright in one region of the world may still be covered by copyright in the UK. There is often no information about what edition the version is based on, so you can not judge the quality of the editorial work, or be sure that it is a legal copy in the UK. Often out-of-copyright editions have long been superceded by more rigorously edited versions. Use with care!