A Free Archive of 85,000 Classical Music Scores

Worth a quick mention: The New York Times ran a story yesterday profiling the International Music Score Library Project, a crowdsourced web site that indexes classical music scores (though not without raising some copyright concerns along the way). IMSL hosts 85,000 scores with several thousand new ones coming online every month. You can find Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 – in short, the major ones along with the minor ones. And, in some cases, the archive includes audio recordings. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker offers an example. You can find a full list of free audio recordings (arranged by composer) here.

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  • A huge amount of free, downloadable classical recordings are available at http://www.classiccat.net/

  • rafique ismail says:

    popular sheet music for piano please!

  • Appollo succar says:

    im a musicien conbactor
    i would like to receive some classic & jazz score .so please send me som catalogues or some classical score for free .waiting for your email.
    thanks in advanced…..
    best regards

  • To learn more about the takedown notice from the MPA UK : http://imslpjournal.org/tag/mpa/
    For other great free sheet music ressources, you also have the http://www.mutopiaproject.org/

  • r. moon says:

    Ur web site is a joke. Been trying to dig down to locate the classical music MP3s & all i get is a run around. Are U hiding the links on purpose ?

  • lisa says:

    would like to subscribe to classical music scores

  • kenneth remember says:

    requesting for some music pliz

  • Jimbo says:

    cough up the scores, how about i mail you a 1TB hard drive and you hook me up?

  • Al Fiscaletti says:

    Why the derogatory language?

  • Mrs.Daphne Molson says:

    I was affiliated a piano teacher with the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association for two years but I had no money to pay a music repetoire to teach with. Professor Robert Greenberg’s Great Courses of Music I was able to buy from Chantilly, Virginia to help graduate myself further with the Royal Conservatory of Music cost me so much and any grand piano and house to teach in and the bills for it and my son and an accident he had and I had I ask you please send me 80,000 Classical Music scores to examine to complete 450 piano works I have composed needing correcting and performance again. had many piano performance prizes, any five year piano performance contract with the National Arts Council former Director Robert Daigneault, and have had 30 years of being a multimedium artist sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts any grant money insignificant to exhuibit me with other artists sponsored in over 500 exhibitions. Having your free music scores will complete more than 450 score works I have stored in my home. Please grant me the 80,000 Classical Music Scores for Professor Greenberg and The Great Courses do not have them. Thank you very much. Daphne Molson

  • lamartine says:

    Sheet music, please !

  • obakeng says:

    M looking 4 this score (prepare & blessed the glad)semele by GF Handel

  • V Kaycoff says:

    Don’t forget cpdl.org for scores of choral music!

  • Nina Tepedino says:

    Do you have access to the score for FACADE Dame Edith Sitwell’s poems score with musical accompaniment by William Walton? Please let me know. With appreciation, Nina

  • Reg says:

    Sheep may safely graze

  • Thoko Thotobolo says:

    How to download free music scores on this app

  • Thoko Thotobolo says:

    How to download free music scores on this app Quintet K.581
    W.A Mozart for Clarinet

  • Efrain says:

    Try this site I think it could help you on your project


    the best on your project

  • AM Williams says:

    I am looking for:- Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto No. 1 transcription by Harry J Stafford

  • AM Williams says:

    Music Score for:- Piano – Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto No.1 (transcription by Harry J Stafford)

  • AM Williams says:

    Please find the above music score for me.

  • AM Williams says:


  • Gyorgy Lengyel says:

    I should like to get – as a few years ago I got – informations .
    My subjects:Classical music, theatre, film .
    I should like to listen, to read news and history, also to watch films from your enoormous film library.
    Thank you in advance,
    Emeritus Professor

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