"Being able to bring to life archived music from the 19th and 20th centuries into digital format is a dream for everyone interested not only in music, but also in history, art, and culture," said Jenny Silva, Sheet Music Plus CEO.
Emeryville, California (PRWEB) December 17, 2014
Sheet Music Plus, home of the world's largest sheet music selection, today announced the availability of high quality digital copies of more than 400 sheet music titles from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The “Sheet Music from the Smithsonian Collection,” available at Sheet Music Plus, is a selection of 19th and 20th century sheet music from the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Sheet Music Plus has hand-picked these titles for their musical and historical interest from over 100,000 titles archived in the Smithsonian’s Archives Center at the National Museum of American History. The collection’s illustrated covers, music, and lyrics provide insight into the country’s social, cultural, and technological history. Sam DeVincent donated his extensive collection to the Smithsonian in 1988. He spent his lifetime assembling the collection, selecting items with interesting cover art and music. The Smithsonian’s Archives Center supports the mission of the National Museum of American History by collecting, preserving, and providing access to archival documents that complement the museum's exhibition, research, and collecting programs. For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives.
“We are absolutely thrilled to offer the ‘Sheet Music from the Smithsonian Collection’ to our community of musicians. Being able to bring to life archived music from the 19th and 20th centuries into digital format is a dream for everyone interested not only in music, but also in history, art, and culture,” said Jenny Silva, Sheet Music Plus CEO. “- and Sheet Music Plus is honored to host it.”
Sheet Music titles from Smithsonian’s Archives Center are available today at sheetmusicplus.com. The high-quality scans capture the complete sheet music as it was originally available and includes the cover illustrations in addition to the music.
About Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus is the home of the world's largest sheet music selection and a source for music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music and more. From piano sheet music to flute sheet music, choral sheet music and octavos to guitar tabs, Christian sheet music to Jazz sheet music, and beyond, there are more than 900,000 titles to choose from including music from more than 1,000 publishers, and all major European publishers. Learn more about Sheet Music Plus at: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com.
About The Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. The Smithsonian holds a collection of 137 million items, and has facilities in Arizona, Maryland, New York City, Virginia, Washington DC, and Panama, and 168 other museums are Smithsonian affiliates. You can visit the Smithsonian at http://www.si.edu.