Music eResources and all that jazzPosted: October 21, 2016
Without music, life would B flat. That’s why you should visit Alexander Street and treat yourself to streaming music, videos and scores.
Whether you are into jazz, hip-hop, pop or opera, Alexander Street will surely have a tune or two for you.
So where is this musical street? West End? The Valley? Or some exotic destination, like Havana, Seattle or Ibiza? Actually, it’s an online music platform and available via the Library Catalogue.
Alexander Street is a massive collection of music databases that you can easily search and browse. Want to search across all the collections for a particular composer, performer, genre or subject? You totally can.
Here’s a small selection of what’s on offer:
Scores for all major classical musical genres and time periods, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, composition and theory for a variety of scholars. Scores are great to use when listening to a recording!
Classical music performances, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances. There’s also masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. You can browse and search hundreds of articles about the music of every continent. Articles are enriched with audio tracks, musical illustrations, photographs, drawings, song texts, score examples, charts and maps.
The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
Five hundred hours of the most important opera performances captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
A wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.