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Music: Sheet music

Sheet music

Sheet music from the collections of the University of the Arts Helsinki library can be found from Arsca search service.

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Uniarts Finna portal Arsca is a search service for the library’s printed and electronic resources, and you can also renew your loans, make requests, pay fees and save your favourites


Free sheet music

  • Bach Cantatas Website Nearly all Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas as PDF files.
  • The Choral Public Domain Library A wiki-based site containing choral sheet music and text translations.
  • DIAMM - Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music Manuscripts from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages.
  • Early Music Online
  • The Fake Book Index Searchable index for Fake and Real Books.
  • Forte notation: free sheet music Forte notation software webpage offers some free scores. To open these you need Forte notation software, free version of which you can download from the site.
  • A collection of free scores and a web directory of free score websites. Allows composers and arrangers to upload their music to be distributed freely. Contains also a separate sheet music shop.
  • Gallica National Library of France's collection of digitized items. Contains a lot of sheet music, music manuscripts, letters, books, etc.
  • IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library Extensive classical sheet music collection on a wiki-based site.
  • Mutopia Project Contains classical sheet music.
  • Neue Mozart Ausgabe / Digital Mozart Edition Online version of complete works of Mozart, kept up by Internationalen Stiftung Mozarteum.
  • Nuottiarkku Finnish folk music transcriptions (in Finnish).
  • Score Exchange Specialized in contemporary music, a lot of free sheet music.
  • Score On Line Downloadable digital sheet music.
  • The Sheet Music Archive A site focused on classical music, two free downloads per day.
  • Includes also popular music, some are downloadable and some are just links to other sites.
  • Sibley Music Library Eastman School of Music's collection of digitized sheet music.
  • Taju Manuscripts and sheet music from Sibelius Academy Library's museum collections. Materials that are still under copyright are usable only from the Taju workstation in Sibelius Academy library or by logging with personal Uniarts credentials.

Chargeable sheet music


Sheet music forms a central part of the Uniarts Helsinki Library’s music resources. Western classical music is particularly well represented in the library’s sheet music collection. The library also has a nationally valuable collection of different composers’ complete works and anthologies.

The largest sheet music collections are inTöölö Campus Library and Kuopio Library, but Sörnäinen Campus Library also has its own sheet music collection focusing on music for the stage and materials that support students’ singing lessons.

Sheet music databases are available on Uniarts network or remotely to Uniarts students and staff.

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