Music Collection

Music at the New Rochelle Public Library 

In addition to books, the New Rochelle Public Library is one of the few libraries in Westchester County that continues to maintain and develop a wide range of recorded music on compact disc as well as a large print music collection. The library’s extensive music collection is located on the third floor. 

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The Bliss Music Center, named in memory of Milton Bliss, contains a broad collection of music on compact disc (over 7,500 titles) that includes classical, jazz, folk, Broadway, big band, popular, country and international selections. New titles are added to the collection regularly.

The Joseph Albanese Collection

In 2023, the library received a substantial donation in memory of Joseph Albanese who was an avid collector of jazz and vocal music. The collection is still being processed but currently includes approximately 25 DVDs and 650 CDs. More CDs are being added to the collection as they are processed and cataloged. 

Print Music Collection

The print music collection is designed to promote the activities of amateur and student musicians in the New Rochelle community. The collection of over 2,500 titles includes a wide variety of musical genres and styles from classical to contemporary. Areas of focus include piano/vocal/guitar editions of popular music releases, vocal selections from popular Broadway shows, operas and large orchestral works in full score, as well as classical piano works from the standard repertoire and arrangements for easy piano. Additionally, there is a modest collection of music for small string and wind ensembles as well as solo instrumental repertoire such as that used for performance in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) annual music festival. 

The collection has been reorganized to facilitate browsing. Click here to view music score classifications. 

Louise Edeiken Score Collection

In 2022 Louise Edeiken, a retired music teacher and highly accomplished singer and actress with a notable career in musical theatre and opera, donated nearly 200 items to the New Rochelle Public Library. Ms. Edeiken had accumulated a significant collection of music over the years for her teaching studio, personal and professional use. The donation consists primarily of musical theatre scores, vocal selections, and composer anthologies, in addition to several audio CDs and DVDs.

Medici TV

A video streaming service for music that includes legendary performances, unmissable live events, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and so much more. In addition to the classical offerings, the service includes an extensive jazz catalog. All you need is your New Rochelle Library Card to access this great resource

Hoopla Digital Music

New Rochelle Public Library card holders have access to the hoopla streaming music service. In addition to using the hoopla app, patrons can stream music through their Roku devices and by using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.