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
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- Finding Music—A guide to searching the library
- Guide to Playing Historical Music
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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 »
International Trombone Week
There's really nothing better than a good trombone smear to help your band celebrate International Trombone Week, April 12-19, 2015.
Maybe you've played Henry Fillmore's Lassus Trombone, but did you know it's just one of a whole constellation of classic trombone pieces from the early twentieth century? In honor of International Trombone Week we have pulled together a list. Treat your band to a trombone smear today! »
More than a dozen new editions of marches by George Rosenkrans. Gary Gillett and William Roche have a long-term project to make Rosenkrans's music available. Plus Kenton Scott has realized several marches that George Rosenkrans left in manuscript when he died.
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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