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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Full scores and parts for bands of today
The White Rose – John Philip Sousa (1917). New Edition by Mark Sczublewski. One of Sousa's lesser-known hits. Includes full score.
Under the Double Eagle – Josef Wagner (1858-1908). New Edition by Martin Tousignant. A long-time favorite from the "Austrian March King". Includes full score.
Joyce's 71st N.Y. Regimental March – Thornton Barnes Boyer (1881). New Edition by Martin Tousignant. They don't get much more dramatic than this. Includes full score.
All of the above are substantial works for band. Historic music in brand new settings.
Recent additions of special merit
A batch of favorites, now complete with modern instrumentation: Harold Crosby's 1st Battalion March, John Bratton's The Teddy Bears Picnic, Percy Grainger's Molly on the Shore, Chauncey Haines's The Giggler, Wm. Kretschmer's American Festival Overture, and Carl Unrath's Hohenzollern Ruhm.
March "Independentia" – One of R. B. Hall's best; written for New England community bands. Now with all parts for modern bands. Conduct from a reduced score.
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 »