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International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
the public domain music score library.
Welcome! We have been online since February 16, 2006.
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Introduction
Welcome to the International Music Score Library Project! IMSLP attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge. You can read the full list of goals that IMSLP will try to achieve.

IMSLP also encourages the exchange of musical ideas, both in the form of musical works, and in the analysis of existing ones. Therefore, feel free to create/edit a page with your analysis of a particular piece (please use the "Discussion" link on the work page of that particular piece).

News
  • If you get "corrupted" downloads using IE6 or IE7, please read this page. Summary: Get a better browser (Firefox or Opera), or clear your cache and try again.
  • 16/05/2007 - Due to a mistake on my part yesterday, some of the larger files point to invalid addresses, and cannot be downloaded. This has been fixed, but the fix will need up to 24 hours to take effect. However, you can try clearing your DNS cache (see instructions here), which may fix it (for you) sooner. On a happier note, there are now more than 6000 submissions! Not quite 6000 files because some have been removed, but impressive nonetheless :)
  • 10/04/2007 - IMSLP now has more than 5000 files! And again this is less than two months after the last milestone! A pat on the back to all the IMSLP contributors :)
  • 26/02/2007 - IMSLP now has more than 4000 files! And this is less than two months after IMSLP reached the 3000 files milestone :) Also, I've fixed a little bug which would make some category pages function abnormally for users not logged in. Please report if you find something else that might be a bug on the site!
  • 24/02/2007 - IMSLP index number search added to sidebar :) This should be convenient for anyone trying to find which page a particular IMSLP indexed file is on.
  • 23/02/2007 - I've received a few e-mails recently saying that PDF files downloaded from IMSLP do not open. If you are having similar issues, please visit this thread. Thanks!
  • 21/02/2007 - Apparently, there was a little oversight on my part yesterday; I turned on the whole page cache, forgetting that IMSLP generates pages dynamically based on language. Thus, turning on the cache meant that the pages will all be in different languages (depending on who visited the page first after turning the cache on). This only affected not logged-in users, which is why I did not notice. However, I have now fixed this oversight, and everything should work as usual :) Sorry for the problems!
  • 16/02/2007 - IMSLP turns one year old! Celebratory thread here :)
  • 08/02/2007 - There was a downtime of around 30 minutes due to problems on the host's end (see here), but that should be sorted out now.
  • 01/02/2007 - Just finished maintenance of database (should be the last downtime necessary for a *long* while). Continue doing what you were doing before the downtime :)
  • 31/01/2007 - Update: Finally everything is back to normal... sorry for the downtime! A few unexpected bugs showed up in the server software I was using and I had to switch. Everything should work fine now.
  • 31/01/2007 - Finally, IMSLP is on a dedicated server :)
  • 25/01/2007 - It has been brought to my attention that the website might have been quite slow as of late due to an increasing amount of traffic. Please visit this thread for more information. Also, a rating system has been established for files :) Should be fairly self-explanatory.
  • 21/01/2007 - After struggling with PHP for two hours IFLANG finally works correctly nested now :). Everything should be back to normal.
  • 21/01/2007 - I'm currently fixing the nesting IFLANG bug, so there might be times when the wiki page seems blank (apparently it still doesn't work right yet...). Sorry!
  • 12/01/2007 - The deletion of pages or files is now simplified with a template. See the help page for details.
  • 06/01/2007 - Congratulations to everyone, we've reached 3,000 submissions, in just two months after reaching the milestone of 2,000 submissions! This means an average of about 17 uploads per day, which is an amazing number of submissions!! Congratulations to everyone, and let's keep up the good work (sorry, I couldn't resist the enthusiasm!!! =D -jujimufu )
  • 04/01/2007 - Thumbnails and preview samples of scores can now be displayed in the file description box. See Score submission guide for more details. Also, a new special page, the Transform Composer Category page has been created to transform non-template based composer category pages to new template-based ones to facilitate translation.
  • 03/01/2007 - IMSLP is now fully and automatically multilingual to the extent of the Mediawiki software itself. Anonymous users will have automatic language detection and language selection on the signup page. Already registered users, however, will need to manually change their preferences (the "my preferences" link on the top of the page) if another language is desired.
  • 31/12/2006 - I've finished a little upgrade to the file submission system, which you'll see the next time you submit a file ;) Also, a Happy New Year to everyone from your IMSLP admin :)
  • 29/12/2006 - Finally, after a few hours of struggling with nonexistent PHP CLIs and what not, IMSLP is back online with Mediawiki 1.8.2! I will be testing to see if I broke anything, but will not take IMSLP offline again, so go on doing whatever you were doing before the downtime :)
  • 28/12/2006 - The IMSLP site will be down for upgrades (and new features!) in 2 hours at 3:00AM GMT. The outage should not last for long :)
  • 27/12/2006 - Nomination thread for featured score status now up. Go to this thread and post your favorite IMSLP score!
  • 09/12/2006 - On the Current events page, users can maintain a scanning queue.
  • 06/12/2006 - Due to a mistake on my part, Bach scores may have shown up as negatives for the last few hours. This problem is now fixed.
  • 11/11/2006 - You may experience technical difficulties with the website from time to time. Please see forum topic for more information.
  • 10/11/2006 - New tagging templates should prevent copyright confusion. See Public Domain for more information.
  • 04/11/2006 - IMSLP has reached the 2000 submits milestone! A big thanks goes out to all IMSLP contributors.
  • 26/10/2006 - The Spanish translation of IMSLP has started! If you are interested in translating IMSLP to another language, please visit the internationalization page.
  • 16/2/2006 - IMSLP is finally online!

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Community
  • Our users are active on the IMSLP forum, and, to lesser extent, on the community portal. Feel free to share your opinion, ask questions, report problems or make suggestions!
  • Current projects: To help this site achieve a certain completeness, you will find common projects on this page. As of the moment, one of the main projects of IMSLP (in addition to the normal adding of various scores) is the sorting and uploading of the Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe (complete works). Additional projects can be found on the current projects page.
  • Wishlist: A list of scores that users are looking for.
  • Tasks: Find various ways how you can help improve IMSLP.
Copyright Information

This site strives to comply with Canadian copyright laws (visit the public domain page for more information). However, in the case that there are violations, please contact us at imslp@imslp.org. Thank you.

Recent Additions and Featured Scores

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Featured Scores [Edit this list]:
  • Beethoven's Complete String Quartets from Breitkopf & Härtel's Gesamtausgabe (Complete Edition), reprinted by Dover. The Gesamtausgabe is the first collected edition of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, published between 1862 and 1865.
  • Liszt's Piano transcriptions of Beethoven Symphonies from Breitkopf & Härtel, published in 1871. Reprinted by Dover, 1998.
How Wikis Work
For some people, this might be the first wiki that you visit. Wikis are, in fact, very easy to use. Probably the most basic thing you will want to know about the IMSLP wiki is that most pages can be edited by anyone. You can go to this test page and try editing it with the "Edit this page" button at the top of the page.

A tutorial on how wikis work can be found at Wikipedia.

How to Contribute
IMSLP needs your help! You can contribute by simply participating in the growth of this wiki by sharing your knowledge in music with others. If you have old sheet music on your shelves, or public domain sheet music on your hard disk, consider sharing them with the rest of the world by uploading it to IMSLP! You can also visit the vacant staff positions page.

For score submissions, read this guideline, and walkthrough. Tips for obtaining or scanning public domain scores are shared on IMSLP:Contributing scores, and a list of links is maintained on the external links page.