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View Resource Songwriters Hall of Fame Virtual Museum

Paul Anka and Francis Scott Key don't usually come up in the same sentence (or paragraph, most likely), but here in the Songwriters Hall of Fame Virtual Museum both men are part of the heady mix that visitors will find on this interesting and entertaining website. This Hall of Fame has a distinguished pedigree as its first president in 1969 was Tin Pan Alley icon Johnny Mercer, who himself was...
View Resource 21st Century Music

For those not familiar with the world of new music, this very compelling journal may be just the place to start. The journal is edited by Mark Alburger, "an eclectic American composer of postminimal, postpopular, and postcomedic sensibilities." Since the journal's inception in January 2000, Alburger and his colleagues have drawn on a wide range of experts to craft their publication. In each issue,...
View Resource Hear HERE!: The Royal Philharmonic Society

"Hear HERE!" may sound like a rather demanding imperative, but it's more like an exuberant invitation. Created by The Royal Philharmonic Society (in cooperation with Classic FM), this website allows listeners to listen to musicians, conductors, and scholars talk about their work and how they listen to music themselves. For starters, visitors can listen to conductor Sir Colin Davis talk about the...
View Resource Great Conversations in Music

Before he died in 2003, the late classical musician Eugene Istomin sat down with some of his musical compatriots to record a series of programs titled "Great Conversations in Music". These four wonderful programs are included here on this website, which is maintained by the Library of Congress. The programs were produced and directed by Peter Rosen, and visitors may wish to start their travels...
View Resource Seaquence

Simply put, Seaquence is "an experiment in musical composition." It's a rather modest way to describe this truly unique online experience. By adopting a biological metaphor, visitors can "create and combine musical lifeforms resulting in an organic, dynamic composition." There are visual "creatures" on the site which can be manipulated by users as they are encouraged to add different elements to...