Sheet Music Information
- People to contact
- Sandy Marrone, Sheet Music Specialist, is a collector, writer, appraiser and
advisor on the subject of old sheet music with more than 25 years experience.
She can be reached at 113 Oakwood Drive, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077, phone 856-829-6104 or
- Stephen M.H. Braitman also provides music appraisal services, including sound recordings. He is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers.
- Professional appraisers should be contacted if you want your collection evaluated for tax purposes or for sale. To locate an appraiser, try contacting the American Society of Appriasers, your local public library, university library or state library/archives. They may know of appraisers in your area. You could also post a message on OLDSONGS-L (listed previously). The following price guide should be used with extreme caution, as the prices seem to be inflated and otherwise misleading:
- The sheet music reference & price guide by Marie-Reine A. Pafik and Anna Marie Guiheen. 2nd ed. Paducah, KY : Collector Books, c1995.
- OLDSONGS-L was created as a forum to discuss songs composed during the Tin Pan Alley period and earlier, and the media that disseminated them: sheet music, 78rpm and cylinder recordings, song broadsides, songsters, manuscript song books, etc. Songs of the "rock" era are too new for this list; no songs are too old. It would also be appropriate to discuss earlier art songs and pieces of the older cultivated tradition on this list. The listowner may be reached at CABarnard@aol.com.
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- Lyrics databases
- International lyrics server
- Lyrics Bay
Cataloging (mostly for libraries)
- Cataloging Guidelines
- The link to the draft from 1996 has been removed. The title is available from Scarecrow Press.
- Cataloging Sheet Music: Guidelines for Use with AACR2 and the MARC Format edited by Lois Schultz and Sarah Shaw. ( Music Library Association Technical Reports ; 28) ISBN 0-8108-47507. $45.00
- Collections & Other Sites
- Sheet Music Consortium: The Sheet Music Consortium is a group of libraries working toward the goal of building an open collection of digitized sheet music using the Open Archives Initiative:Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI:PMH).
- Libraries and archives with significant holdings of sheet music
- Other sites (non-commercial, non-library sites)
- Commercial Dealers, Dealers, Antiquarian dealers, etc.
- Because this site has been developed under the auspices of the Music Library Association and is maintained at a non-profit institution, we cannot maintain a list of dealers. If you use an Internet search engine such as Yahoo or Altavista, you will find many such dealers. If the commercial music publishers and dealers developed a single page that referred to their own pages, we could link to it.
- Publishers: Music Publishers Association (This site also has copyright information)
- Guide to Copyright for Music Librarians
- For information regarding specific publishers, a very good place to start is the web site of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
- Beyond the Commons. This site, edited by Anthony McCann, primarily deals with issues of music, intellectual property, copyright, and performing rights.
Page Author: Lois Schultz
Last Update: Wednesday, 15-Jun-2005 11:48:44 EDT
Last modified July 9, 2007 9:39:26 AM EDT