Music: Special Topic: SongHelix

Music Research Portal

What is SongHelix?

From Seth Keeton, SongHelix creator:

"This online art song database will grow to become a centralized comprehensive hub for song repertoire discovery revealing the ‘DNA’ of every song.

The database currently holds 4,000 songs with rich metadata. You can search by tons of different criteria at once including themes and keywords! We’ve taken an extremely granular approach to the metadata we collect. With the Search & Filter, for example you could find, “all the songs in Russian by women poets written between 1890 and 1910 written for high voice.” Or Browse to go down the rabbit hole of keywords. You’ll see that each song is richly linked with all the other songs in the database so that you can easily follow ‘breadcrumbs’ from one song to the next.

We’ve also made it easy to contribute songs, so please consider cataloging your favorite songs, or your songs(!). Our goal is to eventually include all recital appropriate repertoire.

Use of the website is FREE. I hope you’ll try it out and let me know what you think."


Music Librarian

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Lisa Chaufty
School of Music
1375 E. Presidents Circle
McKay Music Library,
Room 100
Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library