This was mentioned in the "Free Music Anyone?" thread awhile ago, but I figured it needed it's own thread to tell how great it is.The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
is, as it says, a database full of a few thousand complete, orchestral scores that are in the public domain which users contribute to every day.
I check it out daily to see if something new is up and almost every day, there's something good to download and save.
Just yesterday, a guy submitted Mahler 5 and Mahler 6. His 1st and 8th symphonies are already up as well as Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. I'm anxiously waiting the others, but I have a feeling they're going to come within this next week!
The scores I have saved to my computer thus far are:
Barber's Adagio for Strings
Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique
Borodin's Steppes of Central Asia
Brahms' 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th symphonies as well as his Academic Festival Overture and Tragic Overture
Bruckner's 1st, 2nd, 4th and 7th symphonies
Dvorak's 8th and 9th symphonies along with the Violin Concerto
Holst's The Planets Suite
Mahler's 1st, 5th, 6th, and 8th symphonies
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel) and Night on Bald Mountain
Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
Rachmaninoff's 2nd and 3rd Piano Concertos
Ravel's Bolero, Daphnis et Chloe, and La Valse (these are in the Canadian public domain, and because they have a server in Canada, Americans and other foreigners may download "at your own discretion")
Respighi's Pines of Rome
Schumann's 3rd Symphony
Scriabin's Op. 8
Tchaikovsky's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th symphonies, 1812 Overture, Capriccio Italien, Marche Slav, the Nutcracker Suite, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd piano concertos, Violin Concerto, and Romeo and Juliet Suite
One of these days, I'm going to make a CD and bring these all to Kinkos to get bound!
Try this place out. It's pretty amazing!