Phrase searching is used to search for words as phrases. That is, the words must be side by side and in the order given. To perform a phrase search, simply enclose the search phrase within double quotes – for example: "can you feel the love tonight".
Sometimes you want to refine your search result by excluding hits that include a specific word. You can exclude words from your search by using the minus sign (-). It should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space – for example: Bach -Sebastian.
Another way to refine your search result is setting one or more of our search filters. You find them on the left hand side of the page. Activated Filters are shown above the result list; please click the corresponding red "X" to remove a filter.
All our sheet music is in PDF format, sound files are in MP3 format. As many downloads comprise several different documents (e.g. score and parts), you will receive the files as a compressed archive (ZIP file).
Nearly all modern computers have the programmes required to open, show or play the data; should that not be the case, there is plenty of free software available to help you download. For Windows operating systems, for example, we suggest the following programmes:
Yes, basically the same rights apply for downloaded music as for printed music. In the case of performances of works which are protected by copyright, you must inform the GEMA or a similar collecting society. In case of doubt, the collecting societies will provide information.
You may print out the files as often as you like for your own use. In the case of works for chorus and ensemble, copies or multiple printouts are permitted for one ensemble only. It is not permissible to rent, sell, licence or otherwise market downloaded files or works to third parties in any form whatsoever.
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