Is music your forte? How about history? Australian culture? The National Library of Australia is giving you a way to appreciate all three. Forte presents the Library’s collection of digitised sheet music, more than 13,000 individual items - your very own browsable, portable and practical music book.

iPads displaying Forte app

"I just love how portable it is; I can effortlessly browse the collection and swipe the pages. I can definitely see myself using this during a performance" - Adam James Cook, composer-pianist.


  • 13,000 pages of music
  • Browse scores by decade or composer
  • Beautiful cover artwork
  • Create your own list of favourites
  • Easy to play music straight from your iPad with simple swipe function
  • Share your favourites through Facebook, Twitter and email
  • Learn the history of each score through the Library Catalogue

Forte is available through iTunes.

Thanks to all who made the creation of Forte a possibility. Special thanks to: