This site is completely legal! The editions of music presented on this site were either 1) written recently and published here with permission of the author, or 2) published over 75 years ago, so their copyright has expired. We can therefore copy them and distribute them freely. Many pieces are covered by copyright, however. The copyright owners give permission for you to print, play and perform the music, but not to sell or
distribute the music.
Many of our scores were either written or arranged by modern composers who have donated their music to the Clarinet Institute. Others featured in this archive are from pre-1923 music editions. These are all old enough to be out of copyright in essentially all countries. We can therefore distribute them on-line without royalty, and users can legally download them. They may not be distributed or sold.
The date in parenthesis is the date of publication.
There are also many works by Clarinet Institute arrangers and composers. These are under copyright and may not be distributed without our permission.
How to View the Files
The sheet music files are in Adobe .pdf document format. To view them, download the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
Contribute to the Archive
Do your part to help the archive grow. If you have music that was published prior to 1923 and wish to share it with the clarinet community, just scan it, save it as a pdf file and email it to us. If it checks out as being out of copyright, we will post it.
Knowing that we are providing a valuable service to the clarinet community is what keeps this archive alive! Please send an email to let us know if you are using the archive and, of course, keep us posted of any upcoming performances!