Be a part of this Band Music Heritage Preservation Project!
Share your creative side with band musicians around the world. Join the community of volunteers and your participation will add lasting value to the Library.
Much music published at the turn into the 20th Century was not scored for Flutes. And Horns were written in Eb. Transpose parts for modern bands, including C Piccolo, Flutes 1 and 2. And transpose Eb parts for F Horns. It’s important to follow this Style Sheet for Replacement Parts.
Create Modern Editions
Using Finale, Sibelius or similar professional notation program, enter parts into a Full Score. Note that original publications were riddled with errors. It’s our job as editors to fix problems. Then clean up the score to give it a professional appearance, extract a new set of parts. Our Style Sheet for Scores and Style Sheet for New Parts let you know what is needed. To make life easier, download the New Edition Checklist.
We are trying to create Favorites lists for often-requested categories of music. If you have experience choosing music for middle school, high school or community bands, you could help by nominating pieces from the library that you have found to be particularly appropriate and sucessful. Once we have more nominations we will share these Favorites lists on the site.