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Can I have a copy of your rental/hire catalogue?

We would be happy to send you a copy of our hire catalogue. Please send your request to the relevant hire library.

How do I license a piece of music, a recording or request permission to use copyrighted material?

All use of copyright protected music on stage (opera, dance, theatre) will need to be licensed directly with the publisher. Please click here for detailed explanations of our licensing procedures. We look forward to being in contact with you.

Also, the use of music in film, TV, and advertising will need to be licensed. Discover more at Music Sales Film and TV. For all other recording or permission requests please contact your relevant promotion office for further information.

How do I obtain a perusal score?

If you would like to peruse an orchestral, opera, or ballet score, please visit our online score library at ScoresOnDemand. Registered users can view scores, many of which are printable. There is no charge for this service.

You can examine a score usually available on hire for a period of 60 days. You are responsible for return postage, any expedited shipping charges if requested, and replacement costs (if lost or damaged). Perusal orders should be placed with the promotion department responsible for your country of residence by mail, phone, or fax. Click here for contact information.

How do I purchase music?

Music in print is available from your local music store or online music dealers such as music www.musicroom.com or www.halleonard.com. (See also digital.schirmer.com/pod/)

How do I rent/hire music from publishing houses of the Music Sales Group?

Please see our page Rental for more information.

How do I submit an original composition for publication consideration (not arrangements)?

Please contact the office of the publisher within the Music Sales Group to whom you wish to submit your works. You will receive detailed information on the submission procedure. Please go to contact us for further information.

I clicked on a link to chesternovello.com or schirmer.com - what happened? Where am I ?

MusicSalesClassical.com is the new website for these members of the Music Sales Group: Chester Music, Novello & Co, G. Schirmer/AMP, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, and Unión Musical. The old sites www.chesternovello.com and www.schirmer.com are being retired.

Where can I find a recording of works by one of your composers?

The classical publishers of the Music Sales Group are not responsible for the sale or distribution of its composers' recordings. For information about the availability of a particular recording review the discography on the composer’s page, ask your local music store or search one of the many online options for purchasing recorded music. Additional information regarding recordings may be found on composers’ personal websites, and also many sound excerpts are available for listening via our website’s audio player.

Where can I find a work note and/or composer biography?

Biographies appear on the composer’s page on the website. If a work note is available, it will appear on the work's page on the website. Generally, work notes and biographies which appear on the website are available for use with credit given to the appropriate publisher. Some work notes are protected by copyright and permission from the copyright holder should be sought before reproducing them.
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