Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Audio Databases


Try these first...

  • Music Online
    Music Online allows you to search across the many Alexander Street Press Music Online databases that Yale Music Library subscribes to including American Music, Classical Music Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, and Popular Music Library.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Sound recordings of primarily of western art music, but also jazz, blues, world and Chinese music. Time-span: Middle Ages-present.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz
    One of the most comprehensive collections of jazz music available online. It offers close to 20,000 tracks of jazz from over 1,900 albums. Over 500 jazz artists are represented.


Try also...

  • Music Online: American Music
    History database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.
  • Music Online: Classical Music Library
    Streaming audio sound recordings of Western art music which includes repertoire from more than 32 recording labels.
  • Music Online: Contemporary World Music
    This database contains music from varied parts of the world. It includes important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
  • DRAM
    Genres include folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond. Labels include New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) and others.
  • Music Online: Jazz Music Library
    The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online; with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
  • Music Online: Popular Music Library
    Includes 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.
  • Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
    Sound recordings of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. World music from every continent. Speeches, oral history, biography, memoir, drama, and poetry, including poets reading their own works.

Don't forget to consult the Historical Sound Recordings and the Oral History American Music


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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:20am