Musical Theater Songs

Musical Theater Songs is a robust database of more than 11,000 stand-alone songs and songs from shows. It covers works from Offenbach’s 1958 Orpheus in the Underworld to more recent musicals like Waitress and Dear Evan Hansen. Limited access is free and includes songs by a set of featured composers (the June 2018 composers are Irving Berlin, Peter Ekstrom, Dan Goggin, James Leisy, Alan Menken, and Lucy Simon). To receive […]

Grove Music Online Update

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A new version of Grove/Oxford Music Online was released on December 7, 2017. MLA News will host a temporary list of questions, tips, and updates about the new version, in order to share information about this new interface and its architecture. Entries are listed alphabetically within their section. Major revisions are noted in a date […]

Naxos Works: A Treat

Naxos Works Database (NWD) serves as an index to information about nearly 70,000 works (mostly orchestral and chamber, but there’s quite a wide range covered) and brief biographies of more than 4,000 composers. It was launched last year and Naxos is continuing to add a few hundred pieces every month, so this number is continually growing. […]

A Treasure Not to Be Forgotten: The Great Song Thesaurus

The electronic resources now available to music reference librarians are unquestionably formidable. In our understandable zeal for them, however, we should not overlook the excellent print resources that continue to be ideal for finding answers. A recent query at our music library provides a good example. In preparing for our 75th anniversary, we are planning […]