Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
Courtesy of Libraries and Archives Canada: free online access to biographical information on Canadian musicians, both popular and classical.
Gaylord Music Library - updated regularly
Nathan Eakin began the Gaylord Music Library Necrology as a card file in the mid-1980s. In 1995, the Index became available as a web page. The column published in the Music Library Association's journal, Notes, called the Necrology Index, is extracted from this Necrology file. Useful for finding composers' dates for your recital programs.
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians [online version]. UWO-ONLY
Provides access to the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd. ed., 29 vols., published in 2001 (25 million words; 29,000 articles), PLUS the complete text of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) - but NOT the Appendices. Long considered to be the premier English-language resource for classical or Western art music, New Grove II contains information on popular music performers and genres, world music, jazz and 20th-century music. GROVEMUSIC.com contains cross-references, illustrations, bibliographies, biographies, composers' works lists, and links to some sound-files.