Dating public domain
It should read as follows: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center.
What’s there: More than 1000 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920.You can subscribe to an RSS feed that lets you know what free sheet music has been added.Using what you find: Much of the sheet music you’ll find through this site is in the public domain, but not all, and the copyright status of some works may be disputed. (They claim it will be protected by copyright through 2030.In 1604, King James I of England authorized that a new translation of the Bible into English be started.It was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into English appeared (Tyndale, 1526).Those sites may have different copyright conditions. Always check the terms for any piece you want to use.
What’s there: A database and indexed archive of public domain tunes for hymns, chants, and carols in electronic formats including MIDI files, printable sheet music, and editable electronic musical scores. Using what you find: The sheet music on this site is in the public domain. What’s there: Over 8,900 Christian hymns and gospel songs from many denominations.
You’ll find scores, texts and lyrics, translations, and information about composers.
You can search by composer, title, genre, musical era, voicing, or language.
What’s there: Fifteen books reprinted in their entirety, with (according to the site) many more books to come.
Here’s a sample of what’s there now: a book of Stephen Foster melodies, traditional Kentucky folk songs, and an introduction to Hawaiian style ukulele.
You may download the music or order printed and bound copies.