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Music: Audio and Video Recordings

Music and Opera Collections

Archived recordings of Shenandoah Conservatory performances can be viewed in the Academic Computing Technology Center on the 3rd floor of Smith Library. DVD recordings are on the first floor of the library. CD, LP, and DVD recordings can be checked out by SU faculty and students. 

Online Music Recordings

All of Bach Project of the Netherlands Bach Society to provide high-quality recordings of the works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Matt Johnson Music CollectionMatt Johnson graciously offered the SU Community access to this collection in perpetuity once downloaded. Files in the Collection include PDF scores and audio files from 50+ recordings, as well as many unpublished works. Categories include Piano Music, Choral Works, Handbell Pieces, Vocal Songs, and Arrangements.

Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women is an NPR project.
"This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and present (2017) is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record. It rethinks popular music to put women at the center."  

Most songs can be found on Naxos, Naxos JazzYouTube, Spotify, Pandora, or AllMusic.

100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-51

50-41 | 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-11 | 10-1

Online Music Recordings - Jazz, Americana, Popular

National Jukebox - Historical Recordings 1901 - 1925 maintained by the Library of Congress. 

The Global Jukebox - "The Global Jukebox is dedicated to our remote ancestors, to our parents, grandparents and teachers, and is a gift offered to present and future generations ‐ a gift of sound, movement, and growing knowledge. It honors the expressive traditions of all peoples, and the cultural diversity that enriches us as individuals, and is crucial to our common survival as a species."

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - A collection of historical music available for streaming and download from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Monterey Jazz Festival Collection - "The festival's archive - preserved by the Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound - contains recordings of live festival performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution."

Riverwalk Jazz From Stanford University. Two channels of almost 400 hours of streamed early jazz repertoire performed by the Jim Cullen Jazz Band and guest artists. Site also includes program notes, photo gallery, and essays.

Archival Sound Recordings - Digital access to selected recordings from the British Library Sound Archive.   Researchers can search all recordings on the site, listen to recordings where copyright permits.

Internet Archive Music and Arts Collection - "The audio Music collection features nearly 600 virtual record labels found in the Netlabels collection, the unique contemporary compositions and performances found in the Other Minds collection, and the hundreds of popular songs from the early 20th Century found in the 78 RPM collection."

Early Music America - "Early Music America (EMA) is the not-for-profit service organization for the field of early music in North America."  Click the Listen Now tab to listen to samples of music by early music specialists and performers.

Classical Connect  - Free classical music site

Links to Early Music Recordings, in a list maintained by librarians at Yale University Libraries.

The Spirituals Database "offers offers searchable access to recorded track information for over 3,200 Negro Spiritual settings performed by solo classical vocalists."

NPR Music - National Public Radio interviews, profiles, videos, tiny desk concerts, and other performances.