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Music Resources - Fort Wayne

Free music and audio recordings to enrich learning for all levels, from preschool to college; or just to enjoy

World traditional music

American ethnic and historical recordings

National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress

Music and spoken word recordings to stream, searchable by performer, title words, lyricist, genre, composer, year, place. Examples: Sousa, Christmas, Yiddish, Navajo, 1920, New York. Recordings reflect the sentiments of their time: see disclaimer. 

African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883 to 1923

A curated collection of music recordings, with sheet music and interpretive essays, streamed from the Library of Congress. Free access.

Band Music from the Civil War Era

A curated collection of recordings and sheet music with interpretive essays, streamed from the Library of Congress. Free access.

Alan Lomax Archives Resources for Educators

From the Library of Congress, recordings, lesson plans, and supporting materials. Alan Lomax began documenting folk songs in the US during the 1930s. He went on to trace African musics in diaspora, producing important studies of the Blues; as well as tracing English language ballads and Celtic musics from their countries of origin. Highlights include songs and interviews with the legendary Blues singer Leadbelly, Sacred Harp (shape-note or Fasola) singers, New Orleans marching bands, and Cajun fiddlers. 

Alan Lomax manuscripts

A companion collection to the above, providing background information on the recordings. Lomax's papers were archived at the Library of Congress.