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How to order hire material 

OUP has one of the largest commercial music hire catalogues in the world; it contains thousands of individual titles. We are perhaps best known for our twentieth-century British music, classic choral editions, and opera choruses, and we also own the world’s largest Christmas carol orchestration collection. We are proud to offer a hire service to musicians working in professional, educational, amateur, or ecclesiastical environments, and serve individual and specialised needs wherever you may be in the world.

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HOW TO ORDER - United Kingdom & Ireland

Please place your order through our hire music agent, Boosey & Hawkes, who will handle this on our behalf. Through the Boosey & Hawkes website you can search for music, request a quote or a perusal score, and place an order using a straightforward online order form.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Boosey & Hawkes Hire Library team by emailing

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HOW TO ORDER - All other territories

If you are contacting us from outside the UK and Ireland, please check to see if there is a hire agent acting on our behalf in your territory.