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Almanac of Classical Music History

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/acousticdigest/almanac.html

Birth and death dates of composers and performers; first performances of famous works.

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Black History and Classical Music

http://chevalierdesaintgeorges.homestead.com/History.html

Brief overview and biographical notes about conductors and performers in the classical tradition.

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Corridos Sin Fronteras

http://www.corridos.org/

Information from Smithsonian Institute about the native Mexican folk music tradition. Includes a graphical timeline, music samples, videos, guides and background material for teachers.

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Eras Online

http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/eras/eras.html

Basics about the major periods of classical (art) music, with terms, composers, RAM audio examples, and purchase links. From Essentials of Music, sponsored by Sony Classical and W. W. Norton.

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Gallery Music

http://www.westgallerymusic.co.uk/index.html

(Sung by church and chapel "bands" in the UK in the 18th and 19th centuries) Includes articles, sample scores and MIDI files, links, and organizations.

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History in Song

http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/

Includes annotated texts about American history, from Revolutionary War songs to 1960's anti-war protests.

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Incompetech: Music Styles

http://www.incompetech.com/music/

Brief, tongue-in-cheek discussion of musical forms.

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International Alliance for Women in Music

http://www.iawm.org/

Includes chronology, extensive biographies of obscure musicians, MIDI files, discography, bibliography, and resources.

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Jewry in Music

http://www.smerus.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Articles and links about the entry of Jews into the musical professions in Europe in the early nineteenth century.

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Major Musical Periods

http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/2091/

Graphic timeline: typical musical forms and styles, major composers, sample MIDI files

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Medieval Music and Arts Foundation

http://www.medieval.org/

Early Western and traditional non-Western music: Recording suggestions, discussion, articlesl links.

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Music and Chess

http://www.greschak.com/muschess.htm

An annotated bibliography of musical compositions related to chess.

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