BandMusic PDF Library

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.

Getting Started

Join the Community

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.

Check out the How You Can Help page. There are many ways, large and small, that you can participate in building the Library.

Please sign up for our email list below, and we'll keep you up to date on the Library's progress. Or, find us on Facebook »

Wish List...

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 info@bandmusicpdf.org. Learn more »

Featured Content

We have been encouraging band directors, music librarians and others to share their suggestions for Golden Age band music that is fun to play and pleasing to audiences.

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Search Option

As an experiment, you are welcome to try out an alternate search engine for BandMusic PDF Library. It searches all of the same music as our regular search. (You will need a modern, up-to-date web browser.)  If you try it, please use the Contact Form to let us know what you think.

Growing the Library

We have recently been receiving many scans of pieces new to the library, and we continue to fill in missing parts and add transposed versions of older parts, with contributions coming from all over the world. To get you started, here are the most recent additions.

New Music

  1. Gipsy Serenade

    Gipsy Serenade

    $0.00
    Composer: Lenz, Max von
    Publisher: Cundy Music Co.
    Instrumentation: Complete as published
  2. NC-4, The

    NC-4, The

    $0.00
    Composer: Bigelow, Frederick W.
    Publisher: Walter Jacobs
    Instrumentation: Modern instrumentation
  3. Cantonians March, The

    Cantonians March, The

    $0.00
    Composer: Alexander, Russell
    Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
    Instrumentation: Modern instrumentation
  4. Ole Virginny

    Ole Virginny

    $0.00
    Composer: Zamecnik, John Stepan
    Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
    Instrumentation: Parts missing
    Note: Substitute for saxes, Small band
    Seeking: OB, BSN, saxes, EbCT, CT1
  5. When Yankee Doodle Learns To "Parlez-vous Francais"

    When Yankee Doodle Learns To "Parlez-vous Francais"

    $0.00
    Composer: Nelson, Ed
    Arranger: Danks, S.
    Publisher: A. J. Stasny Music Co.
    Instrumentation: Parts missing
    Note: Substitute for saxes, Small band
    Seeking: OB, BSN, saxes, EbCT, CT1
  6. Keep Your Head Down, Fritzi Boy

    Keep Your Head Down, Fritzi Boy

    $0.00
    Composer: Murphy, C. W.; David, Worton
    Arranger: Halle, R. L.
    Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
    Instrumentation: Complete as published
    Note: Some modern transpositions added
    Seeking: BSN
  7. When You Come Back

    When You Come Back

    $0.00
    Composer: Cohan, George M.
    Arranger: Brockton, Lester
    Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
    Instrumentation: Parts missing
    Note: Substitute for saxes, Small band
    Seeking: OB, BSN, saxes, CL2, EbCT, CT1-2-3

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