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New Databases for Music!

IPA Source - International Phonetic Alphabet*

IPA Source is "the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts."  Currently including more than 6,000 titles in Latin, Italina, German, French, and Spanish, IPA Source also provides diction help, word-by-word translations, and some streaming audio for pronunciation help.  Look up works by composer, poet, librettist, or title.  


Classical Music in Video*

Temple University Libraries is pleased to announce the addition ofClassical Music in Video to our database offerings.  Classical Music in Video contains online streaming video of classical music documentaries, performances, masterclasses, interviews, and more.  Enjoy performances such as Daniel Barenboim playing Liszt's Annees de Pelerinage, Simon Rattle conducting Carmina Burana, or Gil Shaham playing the Brahms Violin Concerto.  Virtually attend masterclasses by Andras Schiff, Evelyn Glennie, Kurt Masur, or Maxim Vengerov.  See interviews with legends such as Yehudi Menuhin, Iannis Xenakis, and George Crumb. With super sound quality and excellent video, Classical Music in Video is sure to become a favorite!


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Find Scores of Music by Black Classical Composers!

Based on Professor Richard Greene's excellent site,  "Classical Music Recordings of Black Composers", " Black Composers - Scores" provides links of composers' names to library holdings of scores of Black composers of classical music.  Clicking on a name will yield the composer's scores in Worldcat, the combined online catalogs of thousands of libraries worldwide.  Clicking on the title of a work will show the libraries that own the work.  Musicians wishing to perform a work can check if a local library has the score to a particular work, or request a score on interlibrary loan.  It is our hope that this tool will encourage increasing numbers of performances of this beautiful and overlooked repertoire.  Enjoy!

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Anne Harlow
Paley Library Room 318

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