The following are a links to sheet music suppliers on the web who provide an online catalogue and/or purchase service for music books and sheet music. Affiliate/Advertisers are marked **, the rest are listed in alphabetical order. We have also provide links to sources of Free Sheet Music and sites who provide listings, databases, ideas, catalogues or repertoire lists for those researching for a song, artist, theme or range. All links open in a new window.
Sheet Music Plus
1073 Howard Street
Tel: 1-800-743-3868 (TollFree in USA & Canada)
They have over 366,000+ titles ranging from opera to rock – the world’s largest selection of sheet music. They offer online ordering and shipping worldwide with Free delivery in the USA on orders of $25 and over. Their Annual **MUSIC MINUS ONE** Sale is a unique set of sheet music and CDs that offers musicians the opportunity to play with recordings of the piece’s orchestral or piano accompaniments minus the soloist. Click Here to read more, use the search box to find the music you require or browse our selection of Books for Singers including instruction, exercises, vocalises and repertoire.
Music Industries Association
MIA is a UK trade association which represents the interests of businesses selling musical instruments and associated products. Members contact details and addresses are provided online, this link takes you to retail and mail order suppliers of sheet music and musical instruments.
Arsis Press Vocal Music
Empire Publishing Service
P.O. Box 1344
Tel: orders: 818-784-8918
Fax orders: 818-990-2477
Concert music by women composers. Online catalogue contains solo vocal music, choral music, keyboard, instrumental and chamber music. Printable order form is supplied for purchase by mail order
Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Maine, USA
Members can loan any piece of music from their extensive library for a small fee for between 2 to 4 months. Music shipped by UPS throughout the US. Annual membership fees are reasonable and include Student, Individual, Small and Large Choral Organisation fees.
Birmingham Music Library Performance Sets
The music library stocks sets of parts or vocal scores, the site also contains information on joining the library and how to borrow performance sets.
Boosey & Hawkes (Retail) Ltd
295 Regent Street
London W1R 8JH
Tel: 0171 580 2060
Fax: 0171 436 2850
This well established music retailers site contains an online catalogue of composers and repertoire in all genres which includes sound samples, performances, rental and licensing information, new recordings, books and publications. The complete catalogue can be searched by composer, genre, title, category, sub category, series, duration and keyword or refined into sales or rental only. The site also contains sections on making, learning and teaching music plus the Cavendish Library, retail partners listings, musical instruments and the companies corporate history.
Britten’s Music Ltd
3-4 Station Approach
Surrey KT14 6NG
Tel: 0800 052 1900 (FreePhone)
Tel: 01932 354898 (Mail order service)
Fax: 01932 350606
This retailer provides a sheet music mail order service which covers songbooks, Associated Board syllabus items, resource books, musical plays, Guildhall exam books and educational music catalogues available on request. Site contains online catalogue of musical instruments which is currently being expanded to include printed sheet music, rental and hire purchase scheme, concert listings, teachers register, information on how to utilise your computer for music making, company history, location maps and links to music related websites.
Cabot Music Publications
29 Long Mead
Bristol BS37 7YT
Tel: (+44) 01454 326509
has been supplying publishers in the UK and USA with musical arrangements, transcriptions and artwork for music books, sheet music and journals for the last twelve years. Catalogue includes big band transcriptions with vocals, classical audition pieces from Katherine Jenkins’ “Premiere” album and more.
65 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
Music Publishers online catalogue and concert/rental licensing information.
Chappell of Bond Street
152-160 Wardour Street
London W1F 8YA
Tel: 020 7432 4400
Fax: 020 7432 4410
An established music shop which supplies sheet music, music books, backing tracks and musical instruments of all types, sizes and genres. Their catalogue ranges from classical to modern day with an online version currently under construction whilst the shop is jam packed with every style and genre of sheet music and music books from around the world. Mail order service and telephone enquiry service available.
Classical Vocal Repertoire
3253 Cambridge Ave
New York 10463
Tel: (1-800) 298-7474 (Toll free in USA only)
Company specialising in rare, out of print & used classical music. Online catalogue represents only 4% of their inventory which includes Art Song, Opera, Choral, Duets, songs in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and South American plus half price used Opera Scores. Browse the online catalogue by voice type, composer, title, anthology, spanish, neapolitan, opera or contact them for further information.
The online union catalogue of sets of performance music in UK Libraries. A project of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, IAML (UK) with the support of the British Library.
Encore Music Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 191/22133 Main Street
Woodburn, IN 46797
Tel: (888) 554-5581 (Toll Free USA only)
Fax: (260) 632-6808
The majority of sheet music supplied is for instruments rather than voice although most of the Piano music books contain lyrics, chord symbols and difficulty rating.
Everynote.com – Classical Sheet Music Downloads
World’s largest digital sheet music library. 15,000 titles, 600 composers in Piano, Violin, Voice, Flute, Guitar, Choral, Chamber Music.
Essex CM20 2HX
Tel: +44 (0)1279 82 89 89
Fax: +44 (0)1279 82 89 90
Sheet music and music publishers site contains catalogue, news and online purchasing.
CDDB at Gracenote
The Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition ServiceSM is an Internet-based service. The site contains a massive searchable database of recorded music. Search by artist, disc or song to find the track/album details. You cannot purchase sheetmusic from this site but if you need information to help you find music information, this is one of the best resources on the net.
Historic American Sheet Music
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
An important, representative collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music including bel canto, minstrel, protest, sentimental, patriotic, plantation, civil war, spirituals, tin pan alley, world war I, vaudeville, political and musical songs, some of which are illustrated. These materials are available for use in research, teaching and private study. For these purposes you may reproduce (print, make photocopies or download) materials without permission free of charge on the condition that proper attribution of the source is provided in all copies. Advance permission is required for commercial use, publication, broadcast or mirroring.
Jazzwise (including London Orchestrations)
At Jazzwise we’re passionate about inspiring people to become better jazz players. With over 20 years experience promoting jazz through Jazzwise Direct catalogues and groundbreaking short courses, we have the knowledge and enthusiasm to help unleash your potential. Jazzwise Direct offers a unique mail order service for musicians, schools and colleges. Our catalogues are packed with outstanding jazz tutors, play alongs, fakebooks and DVDs guaranteed to take both learners and teachers to the next level. We keep thousands of titles in stock and so if you don’t see what you’re looking for on our online store or in our catalogues just ask. If it is still in print we will do our level best to source it for you. Jazzwise Summer School, caters for all levels from aspiring amateurs to educators and professionals. Since 1984 over 1,500 musicians have attended including those who have now become major names on the UK scene such as Theo Travis, Liam Noble, Mark and Michael Mondesir, Byron Wallen and Paul Clarvis. Running a band? We also supply repertoire for big bands and small ensembles including *London Orchestrations* – the world’s largest selection of authentic arrangements and medleys from the 1930s to the present day. Includes vocal big band charts and Powerhouse Orchestrations, eg Robbie Williams, Natalie Cole
American Stage Band Music Service
The largest stock of big band arrangements in the United Kingdom. Over 10,000 big band charts in stock including many vocals. The American Stage Band Music Service represents all the main band music publishers. A vast catalogue is available. Comprehensive information can be found in the web-site.
Midi & Sheet Music Collection of American Popular Music from 1800-1920 with a catalog providing listings of songs previously published in their free online magazine whilst the current issue supplies midi examples, lyrics and printable version using Scorch free software. Online shop provides sheet music and framed cover reproductions, compact disks and screen savers. A selection of free scores are available on the members page in .pdf format.
RYCUN Music Company
customized publications and commercial composing and arranging services based in USA also has free sheet music downloads available in their scores catalogue.
4501 Forbes Blvd, Suite 200 – Lanham, MD 20706
US Sheet music publisher and retailer.
Instant online printing of lieder, songs and arias which may be viewed, played and printed in any key using Sibelius Scorch free software which lets you download sheet music from the internet. 850+ vocal scores of songs by all the great composers are available in print version or subscribe for unlimited access to view their range of German lieder, French melodies, English songs, Italian arias, duets catalogue online. Site includes free samples, sight singing examples, directory of singing teachers and accompanists in the UK, Australia, Portugal, USA and Canada. Site available in English and Deutsch.
An excellent source for sheet music arrangements for working bands and vocalists with sheet music arrangements available for purchase in .pdf format including Big Band, Jazz, Horn, Swing, Blues, Piano, Soul, Funk, Rock and Roll.
Virtual Sheet Music
Classical sheet music available for purchase and download. Midi examples and free printable samples are provided online. Browse the catalog by composer, instrument, ensemble, catagory or skill level. Members receive unlimited downloads for $37.75 (annual renewal $25.99).
Mail order sheet music company providing classical vocal music, music theatre and most examination syllabuses.
Free Sheet Music
These are just a small example of the extensive links to sources of free sheet music we have available in the Free Sheet Music Sites extensive links to sites providing free sheet music listed by style (i.e., American, Celtic) and instrument (Guitar, Mandolin etc.,).
Free Sheet Music
Thousands of links to sources of free sheet music including site descriptions arranged by category for a wide range of styles, instruments and languages.
Lied & Song Text Page
An Archive of Texts to Lieder and other Classical Art Songs as well as many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces, with thousands of translations to English, French and other languages
Contains a Music Catalog of compositions published from the 1870’s through early 1940’s available to download free. All songs can be performed, recorded and copied without incurring Royalty Fees. Site also contains Free directory of US based singers, accompanists, coaches and voice teachers plus links to related music sites.
Free Scorch plug-in software by Sibelius Music allows users to view, transpose, customize, play and print sheet music available on the internet. Works with all the major browsers (Netscape, Explorer and Opera) on both Mac and Windows. A selection of free sheet music for various instruments (including choir and voice) are provided free online. Composers can read about self-publishing and submit a score for other users to view and download. Top 30 and Top 10 listings of the most popular downloads are supplied in each section along with information about the composer. The site is licensed by the PRS on behalf of ASCAP, BMI, GEMA and other performing rights societies worldwide. Click Here to download Scorch free plug-in.
Free original compositions for voice and piano. Choral, SATB, SSAA, TTBB, Choral, Vocal Solos available for download.
Catalogues, Lists & Research Institutes
British Library Catalogues
Provides simple searching and ordering of documents from the British Library’s extensive collections. Photocopies or loans of items. Search by Author/Editor, Organisation, Title, Subject, Publisher Details, ISBN/ISSN or date of publication. (hint – entering vocal scores into the subject box produced over 300 documents. Contact details and Library addresses are provided for advice and information about searching BLPC, the London Reading Rooms and Document Supply Center.
CAIRSS for Music
Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System is a bibliographic database of music research. Articles and publications on literature in music, education, music psychology, therapy and medicine can be found by using the search function. Various publications are available to order. Whilst this site does not provide information on sheet music, it is a great resource for music information.
Union catalogue providing free access to the merged online catalogues of 22 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library.
c/o La Fabrique de Theatre
13 rue de Phalsbourg
International database of choral repertoire. Search for information regarding scores by composer, title, keywords, type of choir, genre and language or purchase the Musica CD-Rom. Their reading workshops are open to conductors, librarians, publishers, composers and musicologists whilst and information about these plus details on composers, publishers and authors worldwide can be found online. Site available in English, French, Spanish and German
Repertoire for Singers
Voice teacher Thea van der Putten from the Netherlands provides a huge range of repertoire lists and words in Dutch and English plus vocal exercises and links to sites of interest to singers.
William and Gayle Cook Music Library
Indiana University Bloomington Libraries online song literature and scores for research purposes as part of the Variations project. An excellent database of vocal scores including Orchestral, Choral, Chamber, Piano, Solo Instrumental and Opera which also includes selected sound recordings and associated linear notes. Online copies in two sizes and IUCAT records supplied for each composer.