24,000 Free Pages of Sheet Music? Indeed.
The Internationale Stiftung Mozarteumn, in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute, has unleashed a wealth of Mozart’s compositions, free, to all who would like them. As a matter of fact, they released every singe one!
The entire purpose of the web site is to “make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use.”
The database repository is very well organized and easily searchable. The engine is also translated into English. The English version of the massive search engine may be found after consenting to their limited license agreement here: http://nma.redhost24-001.com/mambo/index.php
In addition to the entirety of the musical texts and compositions that may found, there are over 8,000 related commentaries and informational briefs.
This site will quickly become a much used reference for the casual and serious musician as it becomes better known and publicized. Hopefully, it will remain free and able to handle the mass traffic that will no doubt be heading its way!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.