The Music Box: Online Song Database
Go directly to The Music Box song search page!
New feature: you can now scroll from song to song right through any chapter of Rise Again. (Once you go to a the webpage for any song just click on "next" at the lower right of page to go directly to the next song in the book.)
We call the online resources for the songs in Rise Up Singing & Rise Again "The Music Box" because it provides easy links to thousands of YouTube videos of the songs in our songbooks. Right now song pages have been created for all 1200 songs in Rise Again. Song pages for the 1200 additional songs in Rise Up Singing are being created right now and will be part of our Music Box soon.
Right now the easiest way to access these song pages is via our Song Search page located at www.riseupandsing.org/songs/search. You can go to the song page for any song in Rise Again via the song title, song genre, culture (languages, etc.) or chapter. It is also possible to go to song pages using either the Titles Song List or the Book-order Song List. The webpage for each song shows you:
- where to find the song (book, chapter, page #)
- the song genre and who composed it
- links to online information on the song (on Wikipedia, Mudcat Cafe, etc.) and
- one of more YouTube links where you can listen to the song.
Coming before long:
- A complete Composers' Index (the one in the book only has artists with 2 or more songs in the book - as was true in Rise Up Singing.)
- Links for artists/composers to artist websites & Wiki articles on the artist where available
- Translations to songs in languages other than English
- Alternate versions of songs besides those included in our books
- Leadsheets for some of the harder to find songs
- Complete song listings for Rise Up Singing and Where Have All the Flowers Gone.
Needless to say it is taking a lot of work to build this database - although much of the information on the songs in Rise Again has already been collected in the database being used to create our new book. We welcome new volunteers to help create this database and keep it up to date!
If you would like to work on the database, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All work is done online, so people can help out from anywhere there is internet! Videos of songs on Youtube often "go down" over time for various reasons, so please email us to let us know of any broken links in this database or want to provide video suggestions or other info we can add to the webpages for any of the songs in our books.