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Composer Archives & Music Distribution

SibeliusMusic - Music publishing site for users of Sibelius. Requires the free Sibelius Scorch plug-in.

Finale Showcase - Music publishing site for users of Finale. Requires the free Finale NotePad software.

New Music Jukebox - An "online library and listening room that provides immediate access to scores, streaming audio, and vital information about music by American composers." A service of the American Music Center.

SCI Composerver - A streaming-audio/video archive of works by SCI-member composers. Hosted by the Ohio State University School of Music.

Instrumentation & Orchestration

Berlioz' Treatise on Instrumentation and Orchestration (Extracts) - Excerpts from Hector Berlioz' Grand Traité d’Instrumentation et d’Orchestration Modernes as translated into English by Michel Austin. Hosted at the Hector Berlioz Web Site, and available in French.

The Sound Exchange - The "Education and Access" site of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Includes info about the instruments of the orchestra, orchestral sound samples, live Philharmonia Orchestra events, and the

  • Composer Resource - A "revolutionary new way for composers of any age and any ability to develop their music writing skills by working on their ideas with the help of some of the best musicians in the world: members of the Philharmonia Orchestra."

VSL Instruments Online - A multimedia "instrumentology" which includes sound samples, images, and historical information about the instruments of the modern orchestra and those which may one day join them. Hosted by Austrian software producer, Vienna Symphonic Library.

Notation Software Assistance

Sibelius Help Center

Finale Knowledge Base

LilyPond Documentation

Online Composer Forums

ACF Composer to Composer - A forum designed to provide composers with a place to share ideas, current work and post events where their compositions are being performed. Moderated by the American Composers Forum.

Compose Music Forums - Independent online fora for discussion of composing, arranging, and orchestration.