Thursday, May 10, 2007

Now Playing: Streaming Music!

Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage of repertoire is increasing as new labels are added (currently over 32 labels), with a particular focus on content that meets the needs of educators and students. The collection of 50,000-plus tracks is supplemented by reference materials and backed by a suite of tools designed to support learning.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels, as well as music collected by recordists internationally.

African American Song is the first online resource to document the history of African American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains approximately 16,000 tracks from a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others. Additional tracks and labels are added to the database regularly.

Headphones are available for checkout at the Hunter Library Circulation Desk.