Players Resouces & Links

Compiled by Douglas Butler

Residential & Day Courses

WHEN WHAT
Year round Benslow Music Courses, Hitchin – throughout the year
Courses for all groups and all standards.
January Mid-Winter Strings
Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford
Twice a year ‘Blow the Dust off’ Orchestra and Recorder day
10am-6pm Albert Hall, Nottingham
Year round Classical Music Courses – various
Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7EU
February CBSO String Play-along Day An opportunity to play amongst members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
April Easter Orchestral Week – for keen adult amateur musicians. Ellesmere College, Shropshire [Grade 8 required]
May / June Pennine Spring Music – Join on either a residential or a day-to-day basis, Hebden Bridge
August ELLSO: Summer School (strings) – The East London Late Starters Orchestra hosts a week-long residential String Summer School at Uppingham School
August Sherborne Summer School of Music – Summer School music courses, Sherborne, Dorset
August Nantwen Chamber Music Summer School – Chamber music school, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
August CSSM: Summer School of Music – a flexible musical week held at Uppingham School
August Music for People: Summer School – the UK’s most comprehensive summer music school, Giggleswick School, Settle
August NLMS: Music Summer School – a music summer school for adult amateur players and singers, Downe House School, Newbury
   
August Wind Ensemble Retreats – Three courses at Rydal Hal, Ambleside, Cumbria
August The Summer School of the Workers’ Music Assoc (WMA)
Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire
August The Rehearsal Orchestra: Edinburgh Residential Course
Edinburgh
August Music for Everyone Summer school, Trent College, Long Eaton
August Dartington International School & Festival Week 3
Dartington, Totnes, Devon
August Port Sunlight Orchestral Weekend at Chester University

ORGANISATIONS WITH SYMPATHETIC AIMS









in USA:

SUPPLIERS / MUSIC SUPPORT

WHO WHAT
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 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: EmailFacebook page
Stamford Music Shop 11 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford PE9 2DP: 01780 751275
Gear 4 Music Single 9-LED music stand light10-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

SOURCES OF FREE MUSIC & PARTS

WHO WHAT
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

DIGITAL MUSIC SOLUTIONS

WHO WHAT
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)
ISM Advice How to make online music
Source Connect High quality sound over the web
Part Play Einer Kleine Nachtmusik (Steve Bingham)

ORCHESTRAL PARTS FOR HIRE

WHO WHAT
Boosey & Hawkes London – Orchestral (score/parts) – contact
Alto Publications Classical hire
Absolute Music Orchestral Hire Libraryemail 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 LibraryOrchestral 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 setsOrchestral 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)

ORCHESTRAL PARTS TO BUY

WHO LOCATION STYLE CONTACT
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
       
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