To Browse the catalogue, use:
This will walk you through our instrumental categories.
You can also browse the catalogue from the Specials available from the home page on the left hand side. These include some popular requests and should save you time.
To perform a simple search of the catalogue, type in a few consecutive letters into the search box on the navigation bar in the top left hand corner of the main screen.
sonat for "Moonlight Sonata"
Moz for "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart"
flut for "Flute Duets"
In other words, keep it simple! The search is not "case sensitive".
Click on to begin your search.
What you type in the Search for field does not have to be the first few letters of what you seek.
For example, will find:
Pastime With Good Company
Atarah's Elastic Band
To search in more than one field, click on which enables some very specific searching under title, composer, instrumental category and more simultaneously.
When you have entered your search criteria, click on
Again, keep it simple - up to half a dozen characters is usually enough in each field.
If you are searching for a piece called "Natasha's Hedgehog" and you know it is written by Graham Lyons and published by Useful Music, fill in all this information for maximum speed:
Book title (or piece of music)
When you see the results of your search, you will notice that initially we only display each book's title. If there is a list of contents available for a particular book, you are offered a link to it as follows: See Contents
If you want to try again, follow the link back and have another go.
Whether you browse or search, you can Customise the way you view our titles in two ways:
But nothing will happen unless you click:
When you Sort Results by Composer, you may find the same book listed more than once.
For example: a violin album may be listed under Bach and then Beethoven as composers, and further down the list under Cowles as arranger. This same book will only appear once if you Sort Results by Title, Catalogue Number or Price.
As another example, when you order by Instrumental Category, Simon Hunt's Melodies for Pleasure appears three times: under Flute, Oboe and Clarinet. When Sort Results is set to Title, this book appears only once.
There are other preferences that you can edit and save in 'My Account' (see top right-hand side of screen).
To Purchase an item, click on:
Feel free to continue to "shop" by adding items to your order until you are ready to "checkout". You can always delete items from your order if you change your mind later.
Viewing your order
Click on at any time to see the progress of your order, edit quantities and check prices. Alternatively, you can keep an eye on the number of items and total cost of your order without clicking the button by glancing at the two numbers at the top of the screen.
When you are happy with your order, click on and complete the address form.
Fields highlighted in YELLOW are mandatory and must be completed to purchase on-line.
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