Music Lending Library

Recent Additions to the Lending Library

We have recently added 59 new titles to the Music Lending Library! This came about through donations made during an Area West workshop! The donations include a number of Christmas pieces as well as interesting titles such as Bridal Chorus and Wedding March, A Gaelic Blessing, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, Meditation on ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, Trumpet Voluntary, and many, many more. Check out the complete list of OGEHR Lending Library music using the link below under Music. Thank you Joan Bolam and Area West!

Music

The Music Lending Library is a collection of handbell music available for OGEHR members to borrow free of charge. Some of this resource has been purchased by The Ontario Guild and some has come through ringer donations. A list of all the titles plus additional pertinent information is available by clicking here (Excel) or here (PDF).

Borrowing

It is easy to borrow music and it can be done in a couple of ways. If you see a title of interest from the music listed online send an email to Debi Sproule, the Music Lending Library Coordinator, debisproule@gmail.com. Contact her as well if you have questions about any of the music. OGEHR will pay the postage to mail the music to you. Alternatively, if you are at a workshop or Festival and the Lending Library is present, you may browse through the music and make a selection then.

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind. Music is loaned out for up to one year and we ask that the maximum number of pieces borrowed at any time is 4. The person borrowing the music is responsible for getting it back to the Library in good condition.

Donations

Donations are a very important part of building our collection. If you or your choir has music you feel you will not need any longer, please consider donating it.

Also, gifts of new music could be made with a special person or occasion in mind. An amount of say $50.00 to $75.00 would purchase a set of music and a special acknowledgement could be added to each copy. For example, as a thank you to your director or to remember a ringer, a choir could contribute money for music which would then have the person’s name added to it. Or a bell choir could provide funds for a piece special to them in some way and the choir would be acknowledged on the music.

Requests

Requests for specific music or additional copies of a title we already own will be considered.

Contact Information

Please contact Debi Sproule, Music Lending Library Coordinator, debisproule@gmail.com with questions or comments.