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Classes at Furman start today. If you are in Greenville, welcome back! I wanted to make sure you were aware of the resources you can access from outside of the library.

Furman subscribes to four streaming audio databases. Because we have unlimited users for each one, you can use these for course-related listening or just for fun! All require a Furman user ID and password.

African American Song
Focus: Early and historical African American song (American folk, jazz, blues, ragtime, gospel)
Also includes: Spoken word recordings, such as camp meetings, prayers, sermons, interviews, speeches; original album liner notes.

Classical Music Library
Focus: Classical music recordings spanning from ancient – 21st century compositions
Also includes: Themed playlists focusing on specific genres, moods, occasions; links to reference sources.

Focus: CD quality recordings from New World Records, CRI, and other publishers featuring music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Also includes: Complete liner notes and essays related to the works.

Smithsonian Global Sound
Focus: Smithsonian Folkways recordings – folk and ethnic music.
Also includes: Animal sounds, nature sounds, some spoken word; complete liner notes and album art.

Two other databases that we subscribe to offer digital scores and song texts.

IPA Source (New!)
Online library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.

Instant printed sheet music of lieder, songs and arias. Users can view, play and print sheet music in any key. Includes over 2000 scores of songs by great composers.

Categories: Music Resources