Tag Archives: Resources

‘Art of the States’ – American music in streaming audio

Art of the States” is an interesting website, showcasing American composers and performers, and providing streaming audio (in RealPlayer format) of many works. You can search by composer, performer, instrumentation, time period, or genre. There is also an extensive list of links related to composers, performers, labels, and publishers (it is somewhat buried, under “About Art of the States>>Resources”).

The site also offers some interesting feature presentations, which cover some aspect of music in the collection. For example, the most recent feature offers composer John Harbinson providing an overview of his String Quartet No.3. This item dates from May 2008, so it appears that updates are infrequent. RSS feeds are offered on the website, allowing users to subscribe and be notified with updates when new content is added to the site (for a good intro to using RSS feeds, see this link).

One feature of interest to composers and performers is that the site accepts submissions, for inclusion on the website, and for distribution via broadcast radio networks. Note that Music Dept. faculty Fred Lerdahl and Arthur Kampela have works included on the site. Take a listen!

Audio Databases at CU Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries subscribe to a variety of digital music databases, which can be accessed from any computer in the Libraries, or from off-campus (by full-time students, faculty and staff). These sites offer streaming audio access to classical, jazz, popular, and world music. Many of the sites contain additional content, such as libretti, biographies, playlists, and more. All can be accessed by title through the “Databases” link on Library Web, or by selecting “E-Music” from the “E-Resources” drop-down menu from the main Library Web page (or, follow the links below). Enjoy listening!

Titles include: