Encore21 is a union catalogue of performance set holdings by libraries in Great Britain. There is no live indication of availability.
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Orchestral Sets Coverage
Orchestral material notified to the British Union Catalogue of Orchestral Sets (BUCOS) with later amendments notified to the British Library.
Orchestral material only available from the publisher. Users should be aware that much modern copyright material is only available on hire from the relevant publisher. If the composer or the author of any text that was set died more recently than 70 years ago (dates are generally available from a search online) and does not appear in Encore21, this is probably the reason. Information on publishers' hire libraries may be found on the recommended database Zinfonia. Although copies may be available from other sources, their unauthorised use for performance in the UK will infringe copyright and may lead to penalties!
Vocal Sets Coverage
All known public library collections in England, Scotland and Wales.
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The Encore21 union catalogue of sets of performance music in UK Libraries is a project of IAML (UK & Irl) and was established with support from the British Library Co-operation and Partnership Programme.
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