Muziekschatten gives access to the online catalogue and digitized sheet music from the collection of Stichting Omroep Muziek. In addition to an extensive classical catalogue, Muziekschatten contains material from the history of Dutch public broadcasting from 1920 onwards. is part of Stichting Omroep Muziek.
Dutch Music; Dutch Composers; Netherlands; Online; Public Domain; Free; Download
Stichting Omroep Muziek. “Muziekschatten.” https://www.muziekschatten.nl/ (accessed 7 June 2019).
Archive of music from the Stichting Omroep Muziek. Related to the following site: http://www.muziekbibliotheekvandeomroep.nl/
Catalog of over 600,000 scores owned by the Stichting Omroep Muziek (SOM), including classical, popular, and other music genres. The broadcasting music collection includes works written for television or radio since the 1920s. Not all music included has been published. The catalog is available to all, but only certain items are available to download for free. Others are available upon registration for the site. Claims to be the largest collection of sheet music in the Netherlands. Website is in Dutch.
The homepage includes the general search bar for the whole collection or for broadcasting music. Links to twitter posts, blog posts, and other branches on the site are displayed. The Bladmuziek (Sheet Music) page features another search engine with filter options on the left hand side. It initially brings up all of the archived entries. Each entry includes information such as title, composer, subgenre, instrumentation, a link to its open data, a list of archived works by the same composer, and whether or not the score is digitally available. Those which are digitized display its photographed pages, often only a few for those who are not members of the site. The Omroepmuziek (Broadcasting Music) Collection is organized in the same way, and many of the results overlap over the two collections. The Genres tab provides the option to search by the following genres: classical, popular, salon music, arrangements, and tunes from radio or television programs. These search pages also have a similar structure as the main page. Other branches on this site include a news blog, an informative “About” page, and a support page with the option to donate to the project.
Consistent structure of the various search engines.
The filters for the search engines only include the most popular composers rather than all of them. Not all entries include a date of composition/publication.