BandMusic PDF Library
BandMusic PDF Library preserves and shares band music from the Golden Age of the American Town Band. If you are looking for public domain music to play with your school band, community band or other group, you'll find it here—marches, waltzes, rags, theater music, cornet solos, trombone features, and much more.
Thanks to the band community the Library continues to grow. Vintage music in print is being donated. We continue to scan old music—we post both old and new editions each month. Friends of the library send missing pages, and volunteers create transposed parts for modern bands. It's this spirit of generosity that is making this heritage project truly "The band library for musicians, by musicians!"
In this third edition of the web site we are trying to make the Library easier to browse and also easier to search. And, we continue to improve our catalog to help you find what you are looking for. Let us know how we can improve.
- Recent Additions—Music added within the last 6 months
- Browse the Entire Library
- Finding Music—A guide to searching the library
- Guide to Playing Historical Music
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We're always glad to hear you're using the music. Let us know when your band performs music from the Library. And, help others by alerting us to titles we should add to our Favorites lists.
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We have many good pieces that lack transposed parts for modern bands. They need a C Piccolo/Flute part transposed from the original Db Piccolo, and transposed F Horn parts from the original Eb Alto horns.
If you're interested in working on a particular piece or would like a suggestion for a place to start, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more »
Of special interest
Frederick Fennell, himself a famous conductor and leader in the creation of the 20th century wind ensemble, wrote "The Sousa March: A Personal View". It's a fascinating article, available from the Library of Congress. Of the Sousa marches Fennell features, sixteen are in the public domain. Thanks to our volunteers, complete sets of parts are available from the Library for all of them.
Our Flirtations (1880)
Sound Off (1885)
Rifle Regiment (1886)
Semper Fidelis (1888)
High School Cadets (1890)
Manhattan Beach (1893)
King Cotton (1895)
El Capitan (1896)
Stars and Stripes Forever (1896)
Free Lance (1906)
Fairest of the Fair (1908)
Glory of the Yankee Navy (1909)
Sabre and Spurs (1910)
U.S. Field Artillery (1917)
Gallant Seventh (1922)
The Debutante – Herbert L. Clarke (1917). New Edition by Ian Charleton. A "Caprice Brilliante" written by a popular cornet soloist. Includes full score.
King Bombardon – W. P. English (1912). New Edition by Ian Charleton. Circus march with a great bass part. Includes full score.
Works by W. Paris Chambers, some new to the library and all with new modern parts: Howard Cassard March, the cornet solo Commodore Polka, Cavalcade March, Brothers in Arms, Montezuma, On Dress Parade and Amicizia March. Watch for more modern parts for Chambers coming soon.
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