At about the same time as I changed this website, I finally followed a dream I’ve had for about a decade of starting a free archive of sheet music on the Internet. Of course, there are quite a few such archives already in existence, but I’ve found none that really serve the needs of the singer, especially students who are just learning the standard repertoire.
Thus, Art Song Central was born.
It will host a large number of songs from the standard repertoire, scanned from quality editions and placed in PDF form. It will also link to songs which are currently offered in printable form from other archives. Each song post will also link to various supporting resources, when available, including MP3 and MIDI files, the full text of the song, and biographical information on the composer and author.
Obviously, the site is still in its infancy, but I should be able to quadruple the current number of song entries by the end of next week.
Finally, I expect that site to end up as the main repository of materials that I develop for my voice students. I’ve got several essays in mind that are just waiting for me to take the time to phrase them eloquently! 🙂