The Music Collection at the Royal Danish Library collects, preserves, and make available the Danish cultural heritage of music, primarily sheet music and recordings - in physical and digital form. Most of the materials are registered in the library's catalogue, REX.
A lot of the sheet music has been digitised and can be seen and printed via the home page.
The Music Collection includes the following main collections:
- A (a far as possible) complete collection of Danish printed music
- A large collection of handwritten music manuscripts by Danish composers
- A comprehensive collection of foreign printed music
- A number af sheet music collections fra individuals, theatres and organisations
- Orchestral material for professional musicians, choirs and amateur orchestras
- A number of sound archives, both published and private recordings.
The music is mostly for use at a reading room in The Black Diamond except the foreign sheet music, which can mostly be checked out, and the orchestral material, which can bo borrowed by orchestras and choirs.
Search and guidance
What is primarily documented in the Music Collection, are the musical works (in the broadest sense). If you are interested in other types of materiale (e.g. pictures, books, archival material) please consult the library's other collections. If you study musicology at the University of Copenhagen, then have a look at the KUB subject guide.
Read more about the collection's staff, history and international projects under About the Music Collection.