A gateway for today’s researchers to peer into the day-to-day musical world of pre-modern American music students, performers, teachers, composers, and aficionados. Explore the impact of music on the social, political, and economic history of the United States, through publications devoted to musical life in the 19th to early 20th centuries.
Music Online: Music Periodicals of the 19th Century is a collection of full-text periodicals depicting American musical life from 1838 to the early 1900s through local and international news, reviews, editorials, sheet music, and advertisements. 200,000 pages of material are available for research on the Alexander Street multimedia platform -- the only resource that allows users to cross-search the full text of all articles with videos, audio recordings, photographs, scores, and reference texts.
This interdisciplinary resource offers a unique perspective of history and music that enables better research in musicology, American studies, music education, and sacred music. Students and scholars will access information on a variety of themes and historic events across publications that are not available on any other digital platform.