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Music (classical & jazz) & Music Technology: Online Resources & Websites

Electronic Resources supplied by your Library

Cambridge Companions to Music

Cambridge Companions to Music provide clear and accessible information on composers, instruments or musical topics, written with the student, the performer and the music lover in mind. Each volume provides a carefully structured series of specially-commissioned essays by leading authorities offering comprehensive coverage and indispensable reference material as well as absorbing reading matter.

Oxford Music Online

Online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

Naxos Music Library

As well as Naxos recordings, releases from several other labels are now included, covering Jazz, World Music, and a wide range of Classical repertoire.

Digital Concert Hall

Stream live concerts or playback previously recorded concerts, films and interviews from the Berlin Philharmonic on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile.

Play with a Pro

Watch video tutorials from renowned musicians.

IPA Source

A library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias, art songs and poems.


Browse or create playlists of bite-sized video clips developed for music teachers and professionals.

Naxos Music Library Jazz

List of Jazz recordings

Web of Science

Multidisciplinary; covers the Social Sciences Citation Index (1981-), Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and The Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings(1990-)

Naxos Video Library

Streaming video from Naxos and several labels.

MetOpera Online Videos of Live Opera Performance from the Metropolitan Opera, new York.

Streamed operas from the Met, new York.


An app based digital sheet music library available on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops.

Online Resources Supplied by BCU Libraries

Useful Websites

Library of Birmingham

As a student in Birmingham you are entitled to join and borrow from one of the UK's largest music libraries.Before going it is worth using their catalogue to check that they have what you want although it does not appear to list everything which they hold.


UnderScore is a musicology blog about the making of critical editions and about what those editions can reveal. Readers include musicologists, music editors, early music specialists, linguists, and anyone interested in the confluence of scholarship, music, and bookmaking.

Posts explore the editing process and featured editions. A-R’s house editors contribute essays on solving editorial problems and field questions from the public. Author-editors of published volumes contribute essays that shed further light on their projects.

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