Free at Last! – Public Domain Organ Music
Washington DC – National AGO Convention
Richard Konzen DMA, AAGO, ChM



    Welcome to Free at Last – Public Domain Organ Music. I hope you find this information useful and that this will expand your ideas of what is possible with technology.

Web searching. While we might like to think that digitized material can be permanent, web sites do come and go. This listing of web sites has been checked, but a site might be removed for any number of reasons; lack of funds, little traffic, and copyright problems.
When searching for web sites, be creative in your approach. Just typing “organ music” will give you far too many hits and many useless sites.
    This presentation focuses on web sites that offer music freely. There are other sites which require paid membership, or pay-as-you-go.
    A word about copyright. Make sure that you are aware of any copyright restrictions for music that you download and use. The focus here is on material in the public domain, meaning material no longer subject to copyright and freely useable. Be aware of the copyright laws of any server you use. Obviously, not all web servers are in the USA. There are differences in what constitutes public domain between the US, Canada, and the European Union. Don't upload, download, or support the illegal use of copyrighted material. Also, be aware of what constitutes “fair use.”

Web sites


Sibley Music Library – Eastman School of Music
https://urresearch.rochester.edu/handle/1802/291
OR http://www.esm.rochester.edu/sibley/

Harvard University – Loeb Music Library
http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/loebmusic/collections/digital.html

Royal Danish Library
http://www.kb.dk/en/nb/samling/ma/digmus/index.html

Bayerische Staatsbibliotek, München
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/

Library of Congress – American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sm1870query.html

Werner Icking Music Archive
http://www.icking-music-archive.org/index.php

IMSLP – International Music Score Library Project
http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

The Mutopia Project
http://www.mutopiaproject.org/

SheetMusicFox
http://www.sheetmusicfox.com/composers.html

The Sheet Music Archive
http://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/index.cfm

Bachgesellschaft
http://einam.com/bach/
http://www.greatjsbach.net/Work.php3


RowyNet
http://www.rowy.net/sheet_music.html

Johan Tufvesson
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~tuben/scores/

Kreusch Sheet Music
http://kreusch-sheet-music.net/eng/index.php?page=start

Transcriptions for Organ from Bach Cantatas
http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/Baekgaard.php

Tobi’s Notenarchiv
http://www.tobis-notenarchiv.de/index.htm

Free Sheet Music for Sacred Practice
http://www.kantorei-noten.de/

Free Scores
http://www.free-scores.com/partitions_libres.php?CATEGORIE=220&genre=Contemporain

Órgãos de Portugal
http://orgaos-portugal.net/partituras.htm

Free Sheet Music Library
http://www.bh2000.net/score/

Classical Scores.com
http://www.classical-scores.com/free/ Konzen - 3

Cantate Domino
http://www.cantatedomino.org/cd/index.shtml?Start.txt

Jacques Duphly
http://www.cantatedomino.org/cd/index.shtml?Start.txt

Trumpet and Organ (site in French)
http://la.trompette.free.fr/

Music of John Mitchell
www.abm-enterprises.net

Music of Gary Bachlund
http://www.bachlund.org/Music_for_Organ.htm

Nénuvar
nicolas.sceaux.free.fr

The Untraveled Road
http://music.untraveledroad.com/

Ing. Petr Chaloupsky OP
www.chaloupsky.op.cz

        Richard Konzen, DMA, AAGO, ChM, is Professor of Music and College Organist at Grove City College. At the college Dr. Konzen teaches organ on the restored 1931 Kimball and a 2006 Noack studio organ. He is also the college orchestra director. In addition to the college position, Dr. Konzen is Organist-Choirmaster at St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown, OH, known for its long running Boar's Head Festival. Dr. Konzen is currently the Sub-Dean of the Youngstown AGO chapter and is the Instrumental Music Reviewer for the Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians. He is an avid fly fisherman when not on the organ bench. Dr. Konzen is available to present this workshop to AGO chapters as well as recitals. He may be contacted at konzen@yahoo.com