Plantation Melodies Sheet Music, 1884, MS.2928
This collection includes sheet music sung by the Nashville Student's Choir. The Nashville Student's Choir was an African American spiritual choir, a choir comprised of former slaves that traveled the states singing hymns.
Myrtle Velma Lebow Hentry Collection of Sheet Music, 1886-1954 (MS.3814)
This collection contains a large variety of sheet music, including Appalachian music, American patriotic war music, and concerto pieces. This material belonged to Myrtle Velma Lebow Henry who was a piano teacher.
20th Century Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1986 (MS.3876)
This collection contains various pieces of popular sheet music from the 20th century.
Cantigas de Santa María, 1989. Rarebooks Folio ML96.5.A54 C3 1989 (1989 facsimile of a 13th century manuscript)
Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu, 2007. Folio M2. C428C4 2007 (2007 facsimile of 15th century manuscript)
The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript, 2014. Folio M3. G9 2014 (2014 facsmile of a 14th century manuscript)
Le chansonnier de l'Arsenal, 1909. M2.8 C33 (1909 facsimile of a early 14th century manuscript)
Liber Ymnorum of Notker Balbulus I, 2016. BV170.H5 v. 121 and v. 122 (2016 facsimile of a 9th century manuscript)
|My Man, 1920. From the University of Tennessee Sheet Music Collection.|
This digital collection includes published sheet music ranging from the 1800s to mid-1900s. Some of the works in this collection include lyrics or illustrations that, while representative of the times in which they were published, may be offensive to users.
Other resources: Sheet Music Consortium
A Pocket Hymnbook, John Wesley, 1787. (BV459.W47 1787)
Covered with brown calico, laced on with twine
The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata, Robert Burns, 1963. (PR4311.A1 1963)
Handmade paper, red print headings and colophon, music tucked into back pocket
Eco Songs: A Song Cycle, Dimitrije Bužarovski, et al., 1998. (N7433.3.B89 1998)
Handmade paper from fibers sent from around the world, Pyracantha Press