Mutopia project

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The Mutopia project publishes freely available music .

In this collection of freely available notes ( Free Sheet Music ) may then be added works when the copyright of composer and publisher of the edition from which originate the musical content, has gone out. The project is promoted by volunteer editors, critical feedback from users of the music is integrated. A log provides information on this.

5th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven , sheet music from the Mutopia Project

At the beginning of 2017 [obsolete] around 2100 items were available in PDF and MIDI format. All pieces are available in Lilypond format, the actual source text of the sheet music, so that anyone can use the free Lilypond music notation system to edit the pieces.

The pieces are grouped by composer, instrument or instrument group, and style. About two thirds of the music is written for the piano .

Sometimes pieces are presented as a "collection", such as B. Bach's Inventions and Symphonies .

Similar projects are the International Music Score Library Project , which primarily collects scanned sheet music and has different content for a work, as well as Project Gutenberg , which also contains music.


  1. ^ William O. Scheeren: The Hidden Web: A Sourcebook . ABC-CLIO, February 2, 2012, ISBN 978-1-59884-628-7 , p. 87.
  2. Juan Pablo Bello, Elaine Chew, Douglas Turnbull: ISMIR 2008: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Music Information Retrieval ., 2008, ISBN 978-0-615-24849-3 , p. 433.
  3. Music Listing

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