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Music: Recordings, Scores & Media

Media Search

Use this box to search the library catalogue for media items:

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to select more than one format

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 42,430 CDs with more than 607,000 tracks.

It now has a new media player which works on all mobile devices.  The new player gives you:

  • More mobile accessibility
  • More track information
  • More flexibility

You can find the player on the Naxos website and for access to the complete collection you will need to sign in with a username and password that can be found in the Library section of the Portal

Audio - music recordings

The following resources provide recordings of individual works.

Music scores

Select PRINTED MUSIC in the search box above to find scores in the library catalogue.

Here is a select list of links to online scores and sources.

Box of Broadcasts

The iPlayer for education

BoB is a service from the British Film and Video Council that enables you to record and view TV and radio online from over 65 free-to-air channels in the UK, including an archive of over 2 million programmes. BoB is available to staff, students and researchers at member universities and colleges across the UK. It includes searchable programme transcripts and subtitles.

Video - music performances

Select DVD in the Media Search box above to find library holdings of DVD recordings of performers or performances.

The following resources also contain videos of music performers and performances. Use the Help section of each resource to find out more about how to search it.


These resources provide access to television news and current affairs broadcasts: ideal for seeing how major events were reported at the time.

Current UK Newspapers

Search tip: limit your search by date to reduce the number of results.

Newspaper Archives

The newspaper archive links below provide access to digital copies of the whole newspaper (including pictures and adverts), covering the major events of the 20th Century.