The list below represents the most popular works in our hire library. Please note that this is only a small selection of the works that we have available. If you do not see what you are looking for please contact us (e-mail because we may have the item you need in our archive. If this is not the case then it is likely that we will be able to get hold of the item for you from elsewhere.

We are regularly adding new arrangements of choral works with reduced instrumentation to our catalogue. This is to cater for the increasing number of choral societies who are finding it financially impossible to use a full orchestra for their concerts. If you would like to hire a reduced version of one of the works below please ask because we will consider making a new arrangement to fulfil your requirements.

Throughout our catalogue we use the standard format for orchestral instrumentation. The first four figures refer to woodwind (flutes.oboes.clarinets.bassoons) and the second four figures refer to brass (horns.trumpets.trombones.tuba). Other instruments are listed separately.


3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, 3 percussionists and strings.

Hire Fees

Our hire fees are amongst the lowest in the UK. We are also able to offer reduced fees if multiple items are required. To obtain a quote please use one of the following options:

Option 1 – website form

Use our online system to request a quote. Please find the item(s) you are looking for by searching our catalogue, and select ‘Add to Quote’. When you have added all of the items you need, go to the Submit a Quote page and fill out the form.

Option 2 – e-mail

Please send us an e-mail to with as many details as possible. By default we will reply by e-mail. If you would prefer a telephone call please mention this in your e-mail.


All items are despatched using our next day courier service (delivery by 4.00pm as standard). Delivery within England, Wales and the Scottish Mainland is charged at a fixed price of £10 per order (regardless of the number of items). Delivery outside of these areas is calculated on a per order basis. We are also able to offer a 9am next day priority service with England, Wales and the Scottish Mainland for urgent items (additional charges apply).

Payment Terms

Following confirmation of your order a pre-payment invoice will be issued. Our preferred method of payment is bank transfer. We can also accept card payments online. Cheque and PayPal are offered as alternatives, but additional fees apply. No materials will be despatched before payment has been received and cleared.

Please note that the instrumentations listed in our catalogue are provided as a guide only. You should always check a reputable source (such as David Daniels’ Orchestral Music – A Handbook) before booking the required number of players. We cannot be held responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information above.