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◊ RESIDENTIAL and DAY COURSESin 2021

Year round Benslow Music Courses, Hitchin - throughout the year
Courses for all groups and all standards.
tbc (January) Mid-Winter Strings
Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford
Sat 10 July 2021 'Blow the Dust off" Orchestra and Recorder day
10am-6pm Albert Hall, Nottingham
tbc (January) Q558 Cello Weekend (Jenny Curtis)
Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7EU
tbc (February) CBSO String Play-along Day Birmingham
Elgar Introduction and Allegro @ CBSO rehearsal suite
tbc (February) Q544 Strings Orchestra Weekend (Nic Fallowfield)
Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7EU
   
Fri 8 - Thu 14
April 2022
Easter Orchestral Week - RESCHEDULED FOR 2022
Ellesmere College, Shropshire [Grade 8 required]
Wed 2 - Sat 5
June 2021
Pennine Spring Music - POSTPONED
Hebden Bridge
Mon 21 - Thu 24
June 2021
The New Benslow Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven and Mozart
   
Sun 1 - Sat 7
August 2021
ELLSO: Summer School (strings) -
Uppingham School
Sun 1 -Sun 8
August 2021
Sherborne Summer School of Music - week 1 - CANCELLED
Sherborne, Dorset
Thu 5 - Sun 8
August 2021
Nantwen Chamber Music Summer School - COURSE FULL
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Sat 7 - Sat 14
August 2021
CSSM: Summer School of Music - CANCELLED
Uppingham School
Sat 7 - Sat 14
August 2021
Music for People: Summer School of Music - CANCELLED
Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire
Sat 7 - Sat 14
August 2021
NLMS: Music Summer School (New London Music Society)
Downe House School, Newbury - CANCELLED
Sun 8 - Sun 15
August 2021
Sherborne Summer School of Music - week 2 - CANCELLED
Sherborne, Dorset
Thu 19 - Sun 29
August 2021
Wind Ensemble Retreats
Three courses at Rydal Hal, Ambleside, Cumbria
Fri 20 - Fri 27
August 2021
The Summer School of the Workers' Music Assoc (WMA)
Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire
tbc (August) The Rehearsal Orchestra: Edinburgh Residential Course
Edinburgh
tbc (August) Music for Everyone Summer school
Trent College, Long Eaton
tbc (August) Dartington International School & Festival Week 3
Dartington, Totnes, Devon
tbc (August) Port Sunlight Orchestral Weekend
Chester University - including Rachmaninov's 2nd Symph!! - [return to top]

◊ SUPPORT GROUPS, and SUPPLIERS, etc

Making Music Support for amateur music makers, music exchange
Peterborough Music Making Localised support group
CatS Music Instrument Repairs 68 West St, Oundle Clive Oakes: 01832 274244
Stamford Strings (new) 3 St Leonards St, Olive Branch Yard, Stamford
Libby Summers - 07818 286538 - 01780 764339
Simon Watkin Violins 2 North Street, Coates, Peterborough: 01733 840235
East Midland Music Ltd Rectory Farm, Warmington: Email - Facebook page
Stamford Music Shop 11 St Mary's Hill, Stamford PE9 2DP: 01780 751275
Gear 4 Music Single 9-LED music stand light - 10-pack
Collapsable Music Stands
- Sturdy music stands
John Fletcher Rehearsal Files Clarinet plays out your part (choral music only)
The String Zone 192 High Street, Egham, TW20 9ED: 01784 473985
TicketSource Free ticketing platform - Contact
Bootstrap 3 Tutorial for HTML5, CSS and JavaScript - [return to top]

◊ SOURCES OF FREE MUSIC AND PARTS ON THE WEB

IMSLP International Music Score Library Project - Petrucci Music Library
PMBS Music Printing Booklet service from any IMSLP score - Full list if titles!
Free Scores French site offering scores and parts for out-of-copyright music
Score Exchange contact (Andrew Davis) - Selection for String Orchestra - [return to top]

◊ DIGITAL MUSIC SOLUTIONS

Newzik Digital orchestral music
ForScore Digital orchestral music
Blackbinder Digital orchestral music (auto-scrolling)
nkoda pdfs of scores and parts for thousands of pieces (subscription)
Zoom issues Enabling Original Sound - Share Computer Sound
ISM Advice How to make online music
Source Connect High quality sound over the web
Part Play Einer Kleine Nachtmusik (Steve Bingham) - [return to top]

◊ SOURCES OF ORCHESTRAL PARTS FOR HIRE

Boosey & Hawkes London - Orchestral (score/parts) - contact
Alto Publications Classical hire
Absolute Music Orchestral Hire Library - email contact - tel: 020 3005 4921
IAML (UK & Ireland) International Association of Music Libraries - join
Encore 21 Search their database of all UK based hirers
Encore Music Hull City Council - Orchestral sets catalogue
Light Music Soc Library - Orchestral sets catalogue
Zinfonia Search catalogue
Concord Music Hire Library (Godstone, Surrey) - Catalogue
Christ's College Music Hire Library - 01223 334905
   
COUNTY LIBRARIES  
Notts/Leics/Rutland Performing Arts Library (Nottingham) - catalogue
Kent CC Music and Drama sets - Orchestral sets catalogue
Norfolk CC Music hire
Leeds Music/Art Search for orchestral parts - 01133 787014
Manchester Henry Watson Music library
Lincolnshire CC Lincolnshire Music Service - 01522 552818/855 (Liz Taylor) - [return to top]

◊ COMMERCIAL MUSIC AND PARTS FOR ORCHESTRA

Faber Music Harlow Orchestral (score/parts) contact
MusicRoom Bury St Edmunds Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Presto Classical Leamington Spa Orchestral (score/parts) contact
       
Studio Music Wellingborough Orchestral - Strings contact
Faber London and Harlow Catalogue 05715 31962
       
Schott Music Shop London Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Boosey & Hawkes London Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Sheet Music Direct London Orchestral (score/parts) contact
       
LingMusic Cheltenham Orchestral (score/parts) contact
8notes.com St Albans Strings (score/parts) contact
The Mitchell Library Glasgow Orchestral sets for hire contact
       
Goodmusic Tewkesbury Orchestral (score/parts) contact
The Duke's Music Buckingham Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Chamberlain Music Haslemere Orchestral (score/parts) contact
       
Music Shop Europe The Netherlands Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Oxford Univ. Press Kettering Hire: 01865 353699 contact
Music Scores Borough Green String Ensembles contact
Out of Print
suppliers
Banks Music - web
01653 628545
Allegro Music - web
01885 490375
 
       
in USA:      
Hal Leonard Corp. Wisconsin, USA Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Music Notes Wisconsin, USA    
Sheet Music Plus California, USA Orchestral (score/parts) contact
Virtual sheet Music California, USA
Orchestral (score/parts)
Main catalog
contact
Alfred Music California, USA Orchestral (score/parts) contact
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◊ LOCAL AMATEUR MUSICAL GROUPS/ORCHESTRAS

LOCAL AMATEUR THEATRICAL GROUPS LOCAL AMATEUR ORCHESTRAS
Oundle Gilbert and Sullivan Players The Rusty Players of Oundle (RPO)
Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society (OATS) BARDI Symphony Orchestra (Leicester)
Peterborough Opera Huntingdon Symphony Orchestra
Thrapston Plaza Opera Kettering Symphony Orchestra
Barnwell Entertainers Leicester Symphony Orchestra
  City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra
  Rutland Sinfonia (Oakham/Oundle)
  The Charnwood Orchestra (Leicestershire)
Stamford Chamber Orchestra - [return to top]

◊ OTHER ORGANISATIONS WITH SYMPATHETIC AIMS


Any suggested items please to Douglas Butler
Updated 24th April 2021

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