Choral Resources


Music download:


o   Choral counterpart of IMSLP

o   MUSICA: a substantial choral database (subscription)

o   VARIATIONS (old Indiana University Music Library): literature downloads


o   International Federation for Choral Music

o   American Choral Directors Association ACDA

o   ChoralNet: ACDA child site for choral communities and discussions


o   Classical Net: publications, archives, ensembles, etc.

o   Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music DIAMM: vast archive of medieval music manuscripts

o   Bach Cantata Website: research and links

o   CyberBass: part practice tracks of major choral works:

Choral tools

  • Selected Bibliography

o   Brown, Howard Mayer, Stanley Sadie. Performance Practice: Music After 1600

o   Garrestson, Robert. Choral Music—History, Style, and Performance Practice.

o   Geisler, Ursula. Choral Research: A Global bibliography

o   Green, Jonathan, David Oertel. Choral-Orchestral Repertoire—A Conductor’s Guide.

o   Jeffers, Ron. Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire.

    • Vol. 1 Sacred Latin Texts / Vol. 2 German Texts
    • Vol. 3 French and Italian Texts / Vol. 4 Hebrew Texts

o   Laster, James. Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order. (Also explore other choral publications by The Scarecrow Press)

o   Sharp, Tim. Sacred choral Music Repertoire: Insights for Conductors.

o   Shrock, Dennis. Choral Repertoire.

o   Shrock. Performance Practices in the Baroque Era.

o   Strimple, Nick. Choral Music in the Twentieth Century.

  • Diction charts PDF: (

o   French IPA chart:

o   German IPA chart:

o   Italian IPA chart:

o   Latin IPA chart:

o   Spanish IPA chart:


o   Bibliography

o   Rabin, Marvin, Prescilla Smith. Guide to Orchestral Bowings Through Musical Styles. (For choral conductors who want to deal with orchestral language)

o   Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School (Youtube)

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