Music Library - Composition & Theory Studies

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Music Library - Composition & Theory Studies

General Composition Resources

Finale Showcase
Finale Showcase allows composers to post their files to the website for viewing, sharing, transposing, and printing.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
ASCAP provides professional resources for composers, including showcases, articles, workshops, directories, and more.

Art of the States
Through a collaboration of WGBH Radio Boston and broadcasters of the European Broadcasting Union, Art of the States has been building an online library of the works of modern American composers. Entries include sound files of the complete work as well as biographical information and a description of each piece in the database.

Music Paper
This site contains blank staff paper in PostScript and PDF formats. All are for 8 1/2 x 11 paper (portrait orientation) unless otherwise noted.

Theory Studies

Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
This site provides a gateway into current research in the history of music theory and literature underway at Indiana University. It indexes and provides access to numerous transcriptions of numerous treatises and codex. This site also links directly to Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM).

Saggi Musicali Italiani
SMI is a database providing access to digitized renderings of texts relating to music theory and aesthetics. The primary focus of SMI project is major treatises written in Italian with the goal of including all printed treatises from the Renaissance to the present. All treatises in the database may be downloaded and are fully searchable.