Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project Cylinder recordings, the first commercially produced sound recordings, are a snapshot of musical and popular culture in the decades around the turn of the 20th century. They have long held the fascination of collectors and have presented challenges for playback and preservation by archives and collectors alike. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the UCSB Libraries have created a digital collection of over 10,000 cylinder recordings held by the Department of Special Collections. In an effort to bring these recordings to a wider audience, they can be freely downloaded or streamed online. On this site you will have the opportunity to find out more about the cylinder format, listen to thousands of musical and spoken selections from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and discover a little-known era of recorded sound. Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Sound/list Sound/list This is the main page for listing full length free content musical works available on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, with special emphasis on works that are (or should be) linked in Wikipedia articles. There are separate sub-pages for composer names that begin with the following letters of the alphabet: Wireless phones like the iPhone can store and play music listed here, using various free apps such as Capriccio. See /playlist for a sampling of URLs to use with other music players.
Soundsnap
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FindSounds Welcome to FindSounds.com, a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects. Click here to see the types of sounds you can find. On August 1, 2012, FindSounds.com celebrated its 12-year anniversary as the leading Web search engine for sound effects. Using a smartphone or other handheld device? FindSounds
British Library Recordings
GallicaParoles&Musiques
MIS_instruments classiques The University of Iowa Musical Instrument Samples (MIS) are created by Lawrence Fritts, Director of the Electronic Music Studios and Associate Professor of Composition at the University of Iowa. Since 1997, these recordings have been freely available on this website and may be downloaded and used for any projects, without restrictions. These are used by musicians, application developers, teachers, students, and researchers. These have been used in over 270 published research articles and books. Please let me know if these have been helpful in your research and music projects. Until 2011, the recordings were made with single Neumann KM 84 cardioid condenser microphone at 16/44.1. MIS_instruments classiques
All Recordings are Free to Download Lisztonian provides free classical piano music from popular composers and works. We hope that the recordings provided here will help spread a love for classical piano music! In addition to downloading, you may also listen online! Latest Blog Posting - Oct 29, 2013 05:26 pm - visit blog PianoClassique PianoClassique
GramophoneVirtuel Bienvenue au Gramophone virtuel de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, un site Web multimédia consacré aux débuts de l'enregistrement sonore au Canada, qui offre un aperçu de l'époque des 78 tours au Canada. La base de données du Gramophone virtuel contient des images et des renseignements sur plus de 15 000 78 tours et enregistrements sur cylindre mis sur le marché au Canada, et sur des enregistrements étrangers mettant en vedette des artistes canadiens et/ou présentant des compositions canadiennes. En plus de la base de données, on y trouve les biographies de grands artistes canadiens, un résumé de l'histoire des maisons de disques canadiennes, des renseignements généraux sur les styles de musique et la technologie de l'enregistrement utilisée à l'époque, ainsi que des reproductions audionumériques d'une sélection d'enregistrements tirés de la collection de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. GramophoneVirtuel
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