Welcome to the

Do you, or did you, play a musical instrument?
Has it been too long in its case?
Fancy playing with the RPO? (Not quite up to the Royal Philharmonic, but OK?)
No auditions, no blame for wrong notes, and hardly any cost!

Most instruments are well-represented, though a couple more in each string department
would be welcome.

Rusty Orchestra

The RPO with Alexander McCall Smith (left) and our regular conductor Vince Davy, after
their first major public performance at the Oundle Literature Festival, March 2012 in
St Peter's Church, Oundle. (see Past Events and Future Events)

Learn more about us, and where all the players come from!
Interested? Please contact us.
Download an A4 flier about the Rusty Players

Take a look at our
Facebook Group page (you will need to join first).


Other organisations with sympathetic aims:

Also see: UK Amateur Orchestras (map) - we are not alone!!


Sources of free music and parts on the web:

  • IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project) - Petrucci Music Library
    Parts printing and dispatch service: contact Jem Bradley
  • Score Exchange (powered by Sibelius Scorch)
Sources of commercial music and parts for orchestra:

Sheet Music Plus California Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Hal Leonard Corp. Wisconsin Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Alfred Music California Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Alfred Music (Faber) Harlow Orchestral (score/parts) contact
MusicRoom Bury St Edmunds Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Presto Classical Leamington Spa Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Schott Music Shop London Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Sheet Music Direct London Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Boosey & Hawkes London Orchestral (score/parts) contact