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Historic US Sheet Music Collection

 About the Collection

The MPAL Historic US Sheet Music Collection is comprised of almost 100,000 pieces of music, including from popular songs to art songs for piano or voice and piano. In many cases there are duplicate copies of pieces when there are differences in the content and/or the cover art. The dates range from the early 1800s to the mid 1990s.

This collection is the largest represented in the Sheet Music Consortium.

For information about requesting reproductions or donating materials to the collection should see our policies here.

How to Search the Collection

  • You can search by words from the title and/or composer to begin
  • Once you’ve searched you can limit the results to format (vocal and piano or piano solo) and/or year
  • Copy the call number and request the item at the circulation desk
  • Still no luck? Ask Us!

Search the Online Sheet Music Database


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