Daniels' Orchestral Music Online

Daniels' Orchestral Music Online is a unique orchestral music finder tool and an invaluable resource for orchestral librarians, libraries, planners, musicologists, conductors, and artistic directors.

You can browse the classical repertoire from Karl Friedrich Abel to Ellen Taffee Zwilich and find basic information on composers and instrumentation plus inspiration for advanced programming. You can also search opera arias, duets choruses, and more using the opera excerpts finder.

Orchestral Music Online provides:

  • Access to information on more than 15,000 works by more than 2,300 composers
  • Quick search by composer, title, or keyword
  • Advanced search by duration, instrumentation, chorus type, and soloists
  • Ability to cut and paste data into rehearsal schedules and other documents to save time and to eliminate transcription errors.
  • Links from individual works to music publishers and other sources
  • Links to online perusals scores, program notes, recordings etc.
Orchestral Music Online is based on David Daniels’ reference work Orchestral Music: A handbook, published by Rowman & Littlefield. Purchase your very own copy of Orchestral Music and other great musical finders here.

Orchestral Music Online is used by more than 300 music libraries, orchestras, students and conductors in America, Europe and Asia and is a great addition to both ASIMUT and OPAS software.

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David Daniels 1933-2020

It is with a very sad and heavy heart to announce that David Daniels, author of five editions of "Daniels' Orchestral Music" spanning almost 50 years, passed away Friday morning, April 24, 2020 of natural causes in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be sent to support your local orchestras, bands, and operas.

Read more, and feel free to leave a thought, memory or a comment, here:

Also, the family would love to hear your personal stories and memories about David or his work, and have created an email address specifically for the purpose:

Quoting the family:
"We want to share these stories with [David's wife], and eventually share them with other folks in some format.
We are asking folks to start their stories by introducing themselves and explaining how they knew [David]: "I'm Ferd Berfel and I taught Dave how to Hula Dance" or something like that"

New update to the service!

Improvements include:

  • Updated layout to extend result view
  • Various functional impovements
  • Improved Simple Search
  • Improved Advanced search
  • Solved issue with printing results