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New iPad App from Australia’s National Library Brings Sheet Music to the Forte

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Tune | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on New iPad App from Australia’s National Library Brings Sheet Music to the Forte

New iPad App from Australia's National Library Brings Sheet Music to the ForteTens of thousands of pages of historic, nostalgic sheet music from the National Library of Australia in Canberra are available for the first time on mobile devices.

The library has launched a new iPad application called Forte, which can access more than 13,000 individual musical items, dating from the early 1800s through to the 1950s.

Downloading the digitised musical scores is popular among musicians and historians, but also art lovers wanting to study the elaborate illustrated covers. The app was written by Canberra techy Jake MacMullin using an open data set from the Government’s data website.

Some of the online favourites include the Advance Australia Fair sheet music of the 1900s and the iconic Aeroplane Jelly song. The music collection contains over 300,000 musical scores and the largest collection of music research resources in Australia. :: Read the full article »»»»