FAQ

Help! My judges’ scores haven’t arrived, but our contest is this weekend! What can I do?

If you order from a music retailer, and it’s taking longer than a week to receive your music, the delay is not with us, since all scores ship from Barnhouse within a day or two.

If your retailer has been unable to deliver your scores in time, call our order desk directly at 641-673-8397

I want to buy a recording of a piece. Do you sell digital downloads?

Yes, many of our publications’ recordings are available online as digital downloads from The Connextion or iTunes and other on-line locations. You can purchase individual digital downloads of our new publications through the Barnhouse New Publications APP available FREE from Google Play or the App Store.

I’m looking at one of your products online, and there’s no recording on the webpage. How can I get a recording?

Most of our contemporary publications (those published since 1987) have recordings. Prior to that year, we do not have recordings of many publications. If you have a specific piece in mind, email us and we can try to recommend a recording source for you.

We want to commission a work from one of the Barnhouse composers. How much does it cost, and how does this work?

Commissions are handled between the composer and the commissioning party; Barnhouse is not involved in this process. Many of our composers accept commissions, and their fees vary. If you wish to contact any Barnhouse composer, you may do so by visiting our composers page, clicking on the composer, and then clicking the link “send a message to…” and your message will be sent to that composer.

I’m looking at one of your products online, and there’s no score on the webpage. How can I see one?

We’ve gradually been adding 130 years worth of music samples to our website, and it takes time. If there’s a specific score you’d like to see, please email us.

I am making a CD of our concert, and I need to get permission to include Barnhouse publications. How do I do this?

You need a mechanical license. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive.

I want to buy music from you, but it’s out of print. What can I do?

First, verify that it really is out of print – less than 1% of all Barnhouse publications fall into this category. If it appears on our website, it IS available!

If your music retailer says it’s out of print, and you can find it on our website, you can obtain it directly from us.  Order online at barnhouse.com.

I just bought a band piece from you, it only has ten trumpet parts, but I have twelve trumpet players. Can I copy extra parts that I need?

Under most circumstances, no; you must purchase additional parts for more students.  The fastest way to order extra parts is to call our order department at (877) 673-8397.

I am a composer and want Barnhouse to publish my music. What do I do?

Go here.

My band is playing a Barnhouse publication, and we are missing a lot of instruments. For example, we don’t have any French horns. Can I rewrite the part for saxophones?

Generally, the answer is “Yes.” If you’ve purchased the music, and need to adjust a part to cover an instrument you don’t have, you may rewrite that part for the instrument you have.  If you have a significantly non-traditional instrumentation, maybe you could use our Build-A-Band series. If you want to rewrite a concert band piece for use on the marching field, or make more substantial changes, a license from us is generally required.  Please email aglover@barnhouse.com for clarification or additional information.