Searching hints

On the right of every page on this site there is a Search box.

[I’ve had two reports of the Search box not appearing. Why this hasn’t occurred before I do not know. I am told that this happens with Firefox and Chrome browsers if AdBlock is turned on. A simple fix is to turn AdBlock off, or to use Internet Explorer or Safari.]

 If you know what you are looking for

The main rule for successful searching is the fewer words the better. So I suggest you enter the composer’s/arranger’s surname and one keyword from the title. You should then be presented with quite a short list of pieces, in alphabetical order of title. If you get a long list of results it usually means that there was a spelling error in your initial search terms.

If your searched-for item is there, just click its title and you will be sent straight to its main page. The pages holding the files are in the format of a table. The table elements (e.g. MIDI, MP3) are all clickable.

If the item you are looking for isn’t there, enter your search once again, perhaps choosing a different word from the title. If still no result then I probably haven’t done rehearsal files for this piece. As a final check I suggest you contact me and I should be able to get it done for you. If sending music through the post which you want returned, a stamped, self-addressed envelope would be appreciated.

NOTE: If you did the search before logging in, just log-in, and you should be taken back to your search results. If not, just use the back button on your browser. This should take you back to your previous search results without having to do it again.

If you just want to browse

Every piece of music is allocated at least one Category, either sacred, or secular. For Sacred I have added further Categories. Also, I’ve given every piece of music the Category ‘free’ or ‘premium’, signifying whether they are out-of-copyright (and are available for everyone) or that they are in-copyright and only available for those with a paid-for membership.

Finally, every piece of music is given a Tag: upper voices, mixed voices, or lower voices. I have also tagged the various music books.

These Categories and Tags appear on the right-hand side of most pages. Just click on the one you want to browse.