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“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Found at the Community-music (band/orchestra) group on Yahoo.

Are you looking for great music from the past? A quick check on BandMusic PDF Library reveals that there are many early band pieces from the catalogs of:

    • Boosey
    • Hawkes
    • Hawkes & Son
    • Boosey & Hawkes
    • Chappell

Public domain holdings from these publishers will soon exceed 300. Music holdings in The Library include marches, dances, overtures, warhorses and block-buster concert works, many of which are from the “Miltary Journal” publications. And they cover literally all the great UK composers and arrangers of the period as well as German and Australian.
The complete listing in The Library covers 3,360 items as of this morning.

Over 3,000 of the listings include the best from American publishers, composers and arrangers. And 370 of these are in Tiers 1 and 2, meaning they have all the parts for  modern bands.

Included are more than 150 brand new editions and arrangements from some of the most talented writers on 3 continents. Our mission is to Preserve and Share this vintage music and as always downloads are free.

A whole army of volunteers from many parts of the world make this Band Music Heritage Preservation Project possible.

All the best,

Bill Park | BandMusic PDF Library
“Preserving and Sharing Music from the Golden Age of the American Town Band”
www.bandmusicpdf.org

If you are looking for the “Archives Service” (for the old Chappell and B&H titles) which is offered through Studio Music (UK). This link will take you to the two PDF catalogues of band titles which are available for these old “Military Journal” publications:
http://www.studio-music.co.uk/acatalog/Archive_Items_Studio_Music_Co.html

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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