The Music Library subscribes to several online sites which offer printed (and print-able) music. With your WesternOne username and password, you have access to these sites:
Part of the Alexander Street Press suite of databases, this subscription offers full scores in PDF format.
The online score service for singers: instant printed sheet music of lieder, songs and arias - view, play and print in any key, using Sibelius Scorch, the free software for downloading and printing sheet music from the Internet.
REMEMBER to note the username/password - from the "Password" list (accessible via your Western Identity name and password). Need help? View my SCHUBERTLINE video.
SITES offering "free" sheet music
Given that published sheet music is protected by Copyright, most sheet music websites can only mount sheet music that is in the "public domain" (i.e. no longer under Copyright protection). Following is a selection of sheet music websites:
Sheet Music from Canada's Past:
Library and Archives Canada (formerly known as The National Library of Canada)
IMSLP / Petrucci Music Project
The free public domain sheet music library, hosted in Canada. Online since February 16, 2006
Historic American Sheet Music:
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University
Indiana University "In Harmony" Sheet Music
A selection of sheet music from the Lilly Library - part of Indiana University's Digital Library Program.
African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920:
Subject, name, and title access to digitized images (both covers and music) of 1,305 pieces of African American sheet music from Brown University
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:
From Johns Hopkins University. An online catalog of over 29,000 pieces of American sheet music dating from 1780 to 1960.
MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program that offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial programs such as Sibelius and Finale. You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.
Some "free" content - OR - register, and download music - for a fee.
Online Music Scores (to download)
Prof. Gordon Callon's site (Acadia University). Comprehensive, with links to free sites ONLY.
Sibeliusmusic.com has been SUPERSEDED (as of 2011) by a fee-based company but still offers free "scorch" software - available HERE.
Last revision, 2011-11 LRP