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Free Sheet Music Sites for Choral, Vocal, Instrumental Music
Looking for FREE or inexpensive sheet music online?
Looking for FREE sheet music - for choral groups, piano, guitar and other instruments? This is the spot for music for your choir, FREE piano sheet music, FREE contemporary Christian music, and more.
I own an online store selling used church choir music at a fraction of the cost of new, so I welcome you to visit REJOICE Music today at www.rejoicemusic.net.
I would also encourage you to support the sites listed here. Some of the sites offer totally 100% free music, and ask for donations or have other items available for purchase. Some have a premium membership option, or ask that you report your usage of the songs on your CCLI license so that they will receive royalties. Thanks!
Free Contemporary Christian Music
- Free Praise and Worship Music
This website has the largest collection of free christian music on the web. The music on the site, MP3's, chord charts, sheet music, lyrics, midi... are offered freely with full permission from the copyright holders. You can download Christian music
- Free Worship Music
Free worship music including MP3 downloads, lead sheets, and chord charts. Sign up for our "Song of The Month" newsletter for a new song delivered to your email address for free!
- Douglas Campbell Free Sheet Music
Noted on the webiste: "you will find all of my original Christian sheet music, midi files, MP3's and lyric sheets. Please download these and share the link with your friends. Any payback earnings that are received from this shall be used to cover cos
ShareSong.org is a place on the Internet where Christian songwriters can publish their worship music (mp3s, midi, sheet music, chord charts, OHTs & lyric sheets) and have churches, worship pastors and home groups around the world use it freely fo
- Free Praise and Worship Sheet Music
Free praise and worship music available from this Australian site. As they note: " ... all our worship songs are registered with [CCLI]. Just remember to record our catalogue number on your CCLI return, and then we'll get paid."
FREE sheet music for Handel's "Messiah"
Need a last-minute score of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus for Christmas Sunday? You can print-off the entire Messiah score (for SATB voices and soloists) from the SingHarmony.com website. A great resource!
And, for MORE great Christmas music, please visit REJOICE Music for all your choral music needs! Lightly used choral music @ a fraction of the cost of new!
The full choral score for Handel's Messiah.
FREE Sheet Music Links
Here are some GREAT sites offering free sheet music. It's a nice mix of classical music, instrumental lessons, choral music, and more. Enjoy!
- The Choral Music Public Domain Library
Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers. There are over 8400 scores listed.
- 8Notes - Free Sheet Music
An extensive collection of free, downloadable sheet music and lessons. Categorized by instrument and musical styles (popular, classical, film, christmas, etc.). Also includes short pieces and riffs. Features sheet music and lessons for piano, guitar,
- List of Public Domain Music and Songs
A list of Public Domain songs, broken down into categories such as Popular Song Hits, Patriotic Music, Children's Songs, Christian Hymns, Spirituals, Christmas songs, etc.
- Sally DeFord Music
Sally DeFord Music contains free downloadable music for LDS and other Christian use. The site has choral, duet, solo and instrumental sheet music (PDF), and demo recordings for most selections (MP3).
- Musica Viva
Musica Viva has FREE sheet music downloads, for piano, for guitar, for flute, for violin and... ...for most any instrument you can think of! PLEASE NOTE: You can find and print sheet music for free - no payment required. But if you want to download t
- Music Resources for Smaller Churches
Created by Clyde McLennan, an ordained Baptist minister from Australia. He notes: "These days it is often hard to find suitable musicians to accompany congregational singing, either because the younger musicans don't like playing the 'grand hymns of
- Hamblen & Hamblen Music
All Hamblen & Hamblen Music is copyrighted and is protected by international copyright laws. To print the free sheet music, click on the song title in the left frame, then click on the link after "View sheet music:", and use your browser's print
This site features a few dozen classical scores from Beethoven, Bizet, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rameau, Satie, Schubert, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Scores are in PDF format, and you can preview the tunes or download them as MIDI files.
- Internet Music Score Library Project
IMSLP attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.
- Interactive Church Music Player
The LDS (Church of Later Day Saints) website has an interactive web page which allows you to view, listen to, transpose, and print the Church hymns and children's songs. It's a great feature when you need a hymn tune, but need it in a different key!
- Piano Street.com
"Get instant access to the 1916 greatest classical piano pieces (over 12 000 pages) as legal printable piano sheet music as well as recordings (real acoustic piano) of the most common piano pieces." They also offer a GOLD (paid) membership with addit
- Cantate Domino
"The music on this website is intended to be good church and choral music. We hope to provide a growing collection of Anthems and Motets, Services and Settings, Hymns and Psalms, Organ and piano music, and a large selection of carols."
If you are searching for free music, make sure that it is not only free, but LEGAL. Take the time to learn about public domain music versus copyrighted music and make sure you are abiding by all current copyright laws.
I have two lens on copyright issues that might be a good resource. The first is CCLI - Christian Copyright Licensing International and the second is Copyright Laws and the Church Musician.
Inexpensive Music Resources
- St. James Music Press
Rather than publishing individual anthems, St. James Music Press publishes volumes of music, each containing from 20 to 25 anthems and costing about $55, and the purchaser is given permission to photocopy as many copies as they want or need. The book
- The Bagaduce Music Lending Library
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library was established in 1983 and has grown to become an international resource center for printed sheet music and scores, housing numerous collections of music representing all genres of written music except marching ban
- Hymn Charts Lite
A nice resource for the smaller church that is doing blended worship. You can download any number of hymn arrangements for a membership fee of $79.95, and can make an many copies as you need for your choir and praise band. As the website notes: "Tire
- Christian Choral Music Shareware
Christian Choral Music Shareware is a site with music for the church arranged / composed by Bo Williams, The Christian Church of Pacific Grove, CA. "If you decide to use something in a service or performance, I ask that you send a modest shareware
S-T-R-E-T-C-H your Music Budget!
SheetMusicPlus often has sales, and has low shipping costs. Check out their site as well, and here are some links to get your started:
Retail Music Sites offering Free Music
Several music publishers, as well as online music stores, etc. offer a free song each month, a free piano piece every other month, a handful of free praise & worship choruses each month. Here are a few I've found:
- Great Worship Songs
This site offers some free downloads of Praise & Worship music - usually change weekly. Click on the link on the LH nav bar for "Free Downloads"
- Praise Charts
Praise Charts is a great resource for professionally produced Christian sheet music and Christian chord charts for more than 600 praise songs featuring the best of Integrity, Hillsong, United, Chris Tomlin, Don Moen, Casting Crowns, Israel Houghton,
- Free Jazz Music
As noted on the website: "These artist copies are provided free of charge to you in the hopes of promoting same. If jazz is to keep alive, new tunes must be written to keep new people interested, not rehash the old and go backwards! A lot of young pe
- The Lanier Company
Composer Gary Lanier and his wife Valleta own The Lanier Company and offer many free downloads of choral sheet music, as well as MP3s. This is a very nice site with lots of great music!
- African-American Sheet Music
From the Library of Congress, a special collection of African-American Sheet Music 1850-1920, from collection at Brown University. Covers and pages can be viewed in high resolution JPG files and printed.
- The Charles H. Templeton Sr Music Museum
The Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum at Mississippi State University - Mitchell Memorial Library. The Library has undertaken the digitization of the sheet music contained within the collection. Since a large portion of these works was published
- Historic American Sheet Music
The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 piec
- Sheet Music from Canada's Past
This site is a source of sheet music published in Canada before 1921, selected from the National Library of Canada's historical collection. Scores can be searched or browsed, and are downloadable in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
I'd like your input on this lens, or if you have any new sites, please let me know and I'll add them to the list. Thanks!