Audio-related materials

As well as audio recordings, Europeana Sounds will make accessible thousands of audio-related objects that contextualize and enrich audio content. These include printed and manuscript music scores, texts such as transcripts of oral history interviews, books, booklets, videos and images such as drawings, photographs, and paintings, that are related to audio content.


First page of the “Te Deum”, one of the most frequently played compositions by Bruckner, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, free access – no re-use.

Cover of the sound recording “Extract from Capt. Alfred Dreyfus’ memoirs”, Credit: Bibliothèque nationale de France

Many contributors will make available images of sound recording labels and covers, providing information as found on the original resource. Photographs of historical recording and playback equipment are included to provide information about the recording processes used and to display the method of playing recordings over time.

Amateur singer wearing traditional costume in Soufli, Evros, Greece, 1995, Friends of Music Society, CC BY-NC