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Music for Hire (or sale)


Here's a listing of music available for hire or sale from a particular choir or other resource - let me know if you have such a scheme too, and I'll publicise it here. Music is for hire only unless otherwise stated:
 

Some other choirs also have formal or informal loan schemes - see the entries on the main BCN page for details:


The Community and Youth Music Library [CYML] is a large collection of music sets for use by groups throughout UK. It comprises sets of vocal scores for over 350 major choral works, 700 sets of orchestral parts (including accompaniments for choral works) and more than 1000 wind band sets, as well as opera vocal scores (including Gilbert & Sullivan), and smaller-scale choral works (part-songs, madrigals, anthems etc.). Complete catalogues can be viewed on the CYML web site at www.cymlibrary.org.uk   .

CYML is a company limited by guarantee and is also a registered charity. Modest fees are charged for loans per month: - Choral works from £15.00, Part-songs, madrigals, anthems etc. at £8.00, orchestral sets at £40.00, and Wind band sets at £6.00 (Please check the website, e-mail or telephone for full details).  CYML is located at Hornsey Library in Haringey, North London. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement, and we can be contacted by e-mail: cymlibrary@gmail.com, telephone: 020 3602 5214, or in writing: addressed to: Community and Youth Music Library, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, London N8 9JA.  CYML is staffed usually on Tuesdays and Fridays by one of our directors, Peter Smith, our part-time music librarian, Ceri Mann and volunteers.

If your choir has choral music it no longer uses or you need storage for, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss adding it to our catalogue.   In that way, it will continue to be used.

Sets of music withdrawn from CYML stock are available for disposal free of charge apart from costs of delivery – lists of currently available music can be e-mailed on request.

Latest news from CYML: – The library has added over 120 new titles to its stock in the last 2 years.  These include Aesop’s fables (Chilcott), Out of the ruins (Nyman), Opera choruses (ed. Rutter), The Passing of the Year (Dove), O Magnum mysterium (Lauridsen), Song for Athene (Tavener), I thank you God (Whitacre), Bohemian rhapsody (Queen), Fairytale of New York (Pogues/MacGowan), Chorus for Doris (Stockhausen), Agnus Dei (Penderecki). We have also been able to add extra copies to existing sets including: The armed man (Jenkins), Spanish serenade (Elgar), Messiah – Watkins Shaw (Handel), Christmas Oratorio (Bach) and many others.  This has been largely achieved through generous donations from choirs, libraries and private individuals, to all of whom we owe our gratitude. For details of all titles in our catalogue, please visit our website www.cymlibrary.org.uk

 


Philip Wilby Choral Library at the University of Leeds: http://music.leeds.ac.uk/luceat


www.voicefinder.wix.com/choruslink Community choir music for hire from Choruslink includes 2 part, 3 part, and 4 part mixed.


Music Bank

The Music Bank is an online resource that helps Making Music member groups programme their concerts. It is a searchable database containing more than 18,000 classical works, many of which can be borrowed from other member groups through our Music Exchange scheme. Many of the works also feature downloadable programme notes, alongside information on composers, pieces, orchestrations and arrangements. Learn more at www.makingmusic.org.uk/musicbank.


The Leeds Festival Chorus, W. Yorkshire have a library of some 180 choral music titles with collections from 25 to 250 copies. In addition to the usual repertoire there are also Leeds Triennial Musical Festival commissions dating back to Victorian times. Contemporary works include music by Tippett, Michael Berkeley, David Blake and Dominic Muldowney.


Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir, Staffordshire has a large library of music to hire out to choral societies. Librarian for contacts is: Miss H Pashby,  24 Alpine Drive, Hednesford, Staffs WS12 5NL. Tel 01543 423605

Hello. I am maintaining a sheet music site here in Manila, Philippines and would like to reach British choirs for their availability of World Music that is available at our site. We have a varied range of repertoire from solo instrument/vocal pieces, choral pieces, band and orchestral pieces as well as a few ringtones. We have MIDI samples and PDF samples for the choirs to view. Our site is www.mrmusiko.com.Candy Jimenez, Director, Music Research and Content
The Yorkshire Libraries and Information (YLI) Music & Drama Service, Based at Wakefield Library HQ in West Yorkshire. We hold the largest collection of performing sets in the UK. Music (and playsets) are available on a hire basis. We hold choral and orchestral sets for hire direct to music societies and organisations who may approach us direct by telephone - 01924 302229 or email - lib.ylimusicanddrama@wakefield.gov.uk
Encore Music Services Encore Music Services:  In addition to our public music loan service for Hull and North East Lincolnshire we loan music to societies elsewhere in the UK. We have an extensive collection of vocal and orchestral music available at reasonable cost. You can contact us by email at encore.music@hcandl.co.uk  or by phone on 01482 616852

Chameleon Arts Management currently hold stocks of over 2,500 titles. As well as providing a next-day hire service for over 400 UK choirs, they now offer an international service. Their on-line catalogue is continually updated, and you can place orders directly from their website. There is, of course, a real catalogue on actual paper with proper printing which can be sent by snail-mail on request

Market Drayton Choral Society

For Sale.....Confitebore Tibi.......G. Puccini (1712-1781) Publ. Hinshaw Music Inc. Ed. M. Banner

                   Vocal score, full score,Parts for 2Vn.,Va.,Vc.,Cb. £10

                   Beatus Vir ...... G. Puccini(1712-1781) Publ. Hinshw Music Inc. Ed M. Banner

                   Vocal score, full score, Parts for 2Vn.,Va., Vc., Cb. £10

                   Miriam's Song of Triumph....Schubert. Kalmus full score and orchestral parts £30

                   Contact Ken Sterling on the.ksterlings@btinternet.com


Penzance Choral Society has 70 vocal scores of C.V.Stanford's Requiem for hire.


Music For Hire from Fleet Choral Society

My Dancing Day – Five English Carols (While Shepherds Watched, This Endris Night, Coventry Carol, Carol for Emmaus, My Dancing Day) – satb/Organ or Piano.  Arr. By Paul Trepte pub. By Faber Music.  100 copies available to hire/sale.  Hire cost. £5.00 per wallet of 10 for up to a 6 month period plus p&p.  Sale price £2.80p per score – further discount given on 5 + – scores as new used only once.  New end 2011. 

Pete King – Choral Series – Doop Doo-De-Oop (A Doodlin Song) – No. 5680 satb – pub. Banks Music Pub. – 100 copies available to hire/sale.  Hire cost. £5.00 per wallet of 10 for up to a 6 month period plus p&p.  Sale price £1.50p per score – further discount given on 5+ - scores as new only used once.  New end 2011.  Available end May 2012. 

So Long Farewell – from the Sound of Music – Music by Richard Rodgers – satb – pub. Hal Leonard.  100 copies available to hire/sale.  Hire cost. £5.00 per wallet of 10 for up to a 6 month period plus p&p.  Sale price £1.00 per score – further discount given on 5+ - scores as new only used once.  New end 2011.  Available end May 2012.  

If I Loved You – from Carousel – Music by Richard Rodgers – satb – pub. Hal Leonard.  100 copies available to hire/sale.  Hire cost. £5.00 per wallet of 10 for up to a 6 month period plus p&p.  Sale price £1.00 per score – further discount given on 5+ scores – as new only used once.  New end 2011.  Available end May 2012. 

Sunrise, Sunset (with ‘Sabbath Prayer’) from Fiddler on The Roof – Music by Jerry Bock – sab – pub. Hal Leonard.  100 copies available to hire/sale.  Hire cost - £5.00 per wallet of 10 for up to a 6 month period plus p&p.  Sale price £1.20p per score – further discount on 5+ scores – as new only used once.  New end 2011.  Available end May 2012.

Chilcott Bob – The Lily & The Rose – pub. OUP, secular pub. 2002 – English  69 copies – upper voices with piano; Chilcott Bob – So Fair & Bright – pub. OUP, carol – English 80 copies – ssaa; Chilcott Bob – Even-Song – pub. OUP, sacred, pub. 2006 – English 23 copies – satb

Copland Aaron – Simple Gifts – pub. Boosey & Hawkes – English 90 copies – satb

Goodall Howard – Love Divine – pub. Faber Music – English 70 copies – satb.

Rutter John – Rejoice & Be Merry – pub. OUP, carol, pub. 2004 – English 97 copies – satb

Contact Librarian – Sally Maxfield -  fleetchoir@btinternet.com or phone (01252) 624549 for details on hiring costs.

Music For Sale from Fleet Choral Society

Chilcott – Bob – Carols – 9 Carols For Mixed Voices – pub. OUP – English – NEW x 1 rrp £8.50p sale price £7.50p

Haydn – Te Deum – pub. OUP 1992 – Denis McCaldin – Latin – NEW x 1 rrp £6.25p sale price £5.25p

Mozart W A – Laudate Dominum KV339, nr 5 – pub. Carus 40.059/56, pub. 1986 – Latin – NEW x 6 rrp £1.50p sale price £1.20p each

Mozart W A – Ave Verum Corpus K618, pub Novello 2001, NOV 290705 – Latin – NEW x 7 rrp £1.94p sale price £1.50p each

Rutter John – Requiem – pub. OUP – English – NEARLY NEW (used once) – rrp £9.95p sale price £7.00p each

Schubert R -  Mass In G – pub. Novello – order no. NOV07.0258 – Latin – NEW x 12 rrp £4.99p sale price £3.99p each

Verdi G – Requiem – pub. Novello – the new choral edition, Michael Pilkington, Latin – NEW x 1 rrp £9.95p sale price £8.95p

Contact Librarian – Sally Maxfield – fleetchoir@btinternet.com or phone (01252) 624549


Express Yourself Community Choir have a set of up to 40 Novello Easy Abba books for sale or rent.  

For more information email Helen Russell helen.expressyourself@googlemail.com


Wimborne Choral Society have 100 copies of Karl Jenkins 'The Armed Man'  (Complete vocal score, not just the Mass) for hire at £2.00 per copy. They also have 100 copies of Michael Haydn's Requiem for hire. Contact me at the above email address or on 01202 848250

Paul Dutton has the following music for sale: 16 brand new copies of Vivaldi Gloria (Ricordi Edition – Casella) - The were £8.00 each but will sell at £5.00 each; 20 copies of Kodaly’s Missa Brevis – They were £12 each but would sell at £8.00 each. For more information email Paul Dutton Paul.Dutton@gatewayschool.co.uk

St Mary’s Church Choir, Swaffham Bulbeck has for sale or hire 34 copies of Haydn’s Creation Mass Hob. XXII:13, Barenreiter Ed. Absolutely clean, (only sung once). For more information please contact George Ballard email gballard@gbg.co.uk