The CMC acts as a rental agent for print music by its Associate Composers for works (large chamber and orchestral ensembles). All of the print music available for rent from the CMC can be found in the Sheet Music portal, by performing an Advanced Search (Purpose > Keyword > Rental).
For works with ten or more performers, instrumental parts are available on a rental basis only with the exception of band music. In this case, instrumental parts may also be purchased. To purchase band music, or parts for works with less than ten performers, please visit the CMC Shop.
Our typical rental period is three months. We will provide you with materials two months in advance of the performance. Just let us know if a longer rental period is needed.
We calculate our rental fees on a per-minute, per-performance basis, in one of three performance categories:
- Community / Educational
For multiple performances of a work within a three-month period, we offer the following discounts:
- 25% off 2nd performance
- 50% off 3rd and each subsequent performance
For educational concerts, we charge on a per-day basis, so you may perform a work more than once per day without incurring a charge for each performance.
We’d be happy to provide you with a quote on any works you might be interested in. Either submit your rental request online through My Bookbag, or contact us directly for a price quote.
The CMC acts as a sales agent for print music by its Associate Composers. It also acts as a reseller for select titles from other publishers. All of the print music available from CMC can be found under CMC Shop Sheet Music.
Scores are available on a mail-order, print-on-demand basis from our locations in Toronto and Montreal. Our scores are reproduced with the performer in mind. We scan and clean the composer’s master, then print it on thick, custom-size paper. We use durable covers, and metal coil bindings that are silent and lay flat on a music stand.
For works with less than ten performers, instrumental parts are available for purchase. For works with five or fewer performers, you also have the option to borrow the parts from the CMC Library at no cost. However, for professional performance, we ask that these instrumental parts be purchased.
For works with ten or more performers, instrumental parts are available on a rental basis only with the exception of band music. In this case, instrumental parts may also be purchased.
For choral works that are to be performed, we sell a single copy of the score at full price along with a Reproduction Agreement. This agreement permits reproduction of a set number of copies for the choir, at a greatly-reduced price per voice. The choir assumes all reproduction costs, and may keep all materials for future performances.
Our score and part prices vary according to page count, paper size, and binding. As a non-profit organization, our prices reflect the cost of reproduction plus a royalty for the composer. As a result, we’re unable to extend any discounts to retailers on small orders. For larger orders, please contact us.