Useful Music Sites


Here you will find some useful links I have discovered online. Some will lead you to publishers; others will lead you to free stuff. I make no promises regarding either, but you may enjoy poking around a bit to see what’s there. Occasionally a website will be taken down or otherwise disappear. Let me know if you encounter a problem, or if you can suggest additions to the collection I have assembled below.

  1. Friends Of Cathedral Music (links to association sites, free music, recitals, etc.)

                         http://www.fcm.org.uk/Links/Organ_Music.html


  1. Cantate Domino (mostly free scores and recordings)

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


  1. The Lady Organist (free online magazine for organists)          

                         http://www.theladyorganist.com/


  1. Free Scores.com (free music, easy score download, free mp3s, many categories)

                         http://www.free-scores.com


OrganMaster Shoes (These are cool. Bought a pair; improvement immediately.)

                         http://store.organmastershoes.com/mensorganshoe-2.aspx


  1. IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project (Petrucci Music Library)

                          (a bit tricky to navigate, scores are often in original published format,

                           but a ton of free stuff in all sorts of categories. Worth it to poke around.)

                           http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

  1. *Royal Dutch Organ Society

                                      http://www.hetorgel.nl/


  1. Top Catholic Songs (free liturgical music in a variety of styles composed by contemporary writers. 

                                 The site title is a little misleading  (exclusive-sounding), but the content provides

                                  a valuable source of new music for any Christian-oriented community)

                                 http://www.topcatholicsongs.com/

                                       Me: http://www.topcatholicsongs.com/paul-f-page-free-music



  1. AUDIO IMPROV (all sorts of very useful information about music and electronics, some historical, some contemporary. And some exquisitely-rendered orchestrations from Henry Spragens, an absolute master at such things.         http://www.audioimprov.com/AudioImprov/Welcome.html


  1. Gregorian Chant — keyboard harmonizations for chants in the Liber Usualis

                                   (if for no other reason as a useful historical record of this music

                                     made available for contemporary organists and for study)

                              http://www.ccwatershed.org/blog/2017/jan/20/nova-organi-harmonia-1942/


  1. *HET OREL — Europe’s oldest magazine on Organ Art. A ton of articles and interesting information                about organs, organ builders, festivals, AND LOTS OF LINKS TO COMPOSERS (even me!)

                                              http://www.hetorgel.nl/eindex.html