Public Domain refers to scores that are now out of copyright and thus may be freely distributed. In the US, this generally means scores published before 1923. In many other countries, copyright expires 50 or 70 years after the death of the author. To know which scores you may legally use, please look up the relevant copyright laws of your country.
International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
A community-built library of public domain sheet music. Extensive collection of original scores scanned to PDF.
Art Song Central
Sheet music for singers and voice teachers. An emphasis is placed on standard classical and traditional repertoire. Scanned PDFs, also some MIDI and MP3 files available.
Hundreds of free Celtic scores for bagpipe, fiddle, piano, guitar, flute, and other instruments.
The Choral Public Domain Library
An extensive community-built library of editions of public domain choral music.
Free archive of electronically typeset editions of public domain choral music, MIDIs and some MP3s.
The Danish National Digital Sheet Music Archive
A collection of scans of printed and manuscript music in PDF. Contains mostly Danish composers.
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection
19th and 20th century sheet music of Negro themes.
The Indiana State Collection
Sheet music by Indiana composers, arrangers, lyricists and publishers.
Library of Congress - Music Department
Provides access to various sheet music collections of the library.
Loeb Music Library at Harvard
Scanned images of rare and unique musical scores from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
The Mutopia Project
Public domain sheet music, newly typeset with GNU LilyPond. In addition to the printable PDF, the LilyPond source as well as MIDI files are provided. Mostly classical, with a little jazz.
National Library of Australia Digital Collections - Printed Music
Extensive archive of scans of Australian printed music items from the 19th and early 20th centuries. (Click 'print' to get PDF)
Piano Four Hands
Classical and traditional sheet music in PDF format for piano four hands.
Ragtime Sheet Music and Books
A source for ragtime music. Includes some downloadable tunes in GIF format and a links to other ragtime music.
Free sheet music, online multilingual music glossary and selected links to classical music scores.
A large collection of free public domain sheet music.
Sibley Music Library
PDFs of scores and books in the public domain. Many of these are unique to the Sibley Music Library collection.
Werner Icking Music Archive
A web archive of electronically typeset public domain sheet music in PDF. Primarily early music, but also some contemporary works, including some jazz.
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