Nkoda is a digital scores app that allows you to access the complete scores catalogues from over 125 major global music publishers. You can create playlists, select your chosen instrument(s), and mark up scores with symbols, text, or freehand drawing. You can find out more on the Nkoda website.
You can browse Nkoda from the web app. However, to access scores, you will need to download a dedicated app, which is free of charge. The app is available for desktop and mobile devices from the download links below:
As stated in Nkoda's End User Agreement, you can use scores for practice and rehearsal purposes. For public performances, you will need to obtain performance rights in the usual way. Rights can be requested directly through the app.
The following webinar recording is available to help you get started using Nkoda:
For further help using Nkoda, please contact your subject librarian.
Thousands of scores are available online via Classical Scores Library. The collections encompass all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, composition and theory for a variety of scholars.
To find scores in CityLibrary Search enter your search terms and narrow by format to 'Score'. You will find our print score collection at the back right hand side of Level 5 (Northampton Square Library). Recent additions to our collection are shelved within the book sequence.