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Welcome! Use this guide to find online sources for audio recordings and discographies.

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Note: Not all resources can be found through the catalogue. Consult the resources on this and other guides to access additional sources.

Online audio

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Online Audio 

  • Naxos Music Library (NML3)

    Access the older Naxos interface (Click "Remain on the old version")

    • Streaming audio library (classical music)
    • Access to more than 2 million tracks of standard and rare repertoire from a wide range of labels
    • Liner notes for selected recordings
    • Includes additional resources such as opera synopses and libretti, glossaries of musical terms, aural training exercises, and work details and analyses
     

    Naxos Music Library App: Available for Apple or Android mobile devices. You must create a personal account prior to using the app.

    Creating Naxos Music Library playlistsPDF guide with screenshotsvideo tutorial. Instructors can use  this guide for creating course-specific Naxos playlists. Please contact the Music Library staff for login credentials. Further information can be found on the Naxos website.

    Troubleshooting: Note that clearing your browser cache often resolves issues related to playing selections on Naxos. 

  • Naxos Music Library Jazz (NML3 - Jazz)

    Access the older Naxos Jazz interface (Click "Remain on the old version")

    Access streaming audio of recordings from the Naxos Jazz catalogue, covering over 150 labels. Includes notes on the works and biographical information on composers or artists.

    Creating Naxos Music Library Jazz playlistsPDF guide with screenshotsvideo tutorial. Instructors can use  this guide for creating course-specific Naxos playlists. Please contact the Music Library staff for login credentials. Further information can be found on the Naxos websiteClearing your browser cache often resolves issues related to playing selections on Naxos.

    Get the Naxos Music Library App for Apple or Android mobile devices. You must create a personal account prior to using the app.

  • Music Online: Classical Music Library (Alexander Street Press)

    • Stream classical music sound recordings
    • Coverage includes music written from the medieval period to the present day. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
  • Freegal

    McGill users can download up to five tracks a week. Freegal provides access to jazz, classical, and popular recordings from more than 50 record labels in the Sony Music Entertainment catalogue. The tracks are in MP3 format, and can be transferred to a computer or mobile device.

  • DRAM: Database of Recorded American Music

    Streaming access to over 3,700 albums from 30 independent labels including New World Records, Composers Recordings (CRI), and Albany Records.

    While the recordings run the gamut of American composition from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond, DRAM's strength is its avant-garde music collection.

  • The Virtual Gramophone

    The Virtual Gramophone database contains information and images for more than 15,000 78-rpm and cylinder recordings released in Canada, as well as foreign recordings featuring Canadian artists and/or compositions. Selected recordings in the Library and Archives Canada collection of 78s, chosen for their Canadian content, were digitally reproduced for this site.

  • OverDrive

    eBooks, Audiobooks, Streaming Video

 

Discographies

  • The Jazz Discography Online (TJD Online)

    The Jazz Discography Online is a source of information about jazz records and jazz recording sessions. Sessions are listed by bandleader name and presented in chronological order. Details include tune titles as well as the names of all supporting musicians and the instrument(s) they played. The date, matrix and record company release numbers of each recording are also included. The Jazz Discography Online encompasses all genres of jazz and contains information about 400,000+ recordings released between 1896 and today.

Location and contacts

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Music Library Staff
Contact:
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
3rd floor - 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
514-398-4692
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Subjects:Music

Librarian

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Cathy Martin
Contact:
527 Sherbrooke St. W, A-317, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3
514-398-5874
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Resource key

  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library use
  • Catalogue record

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