How to search

You can find Quicksearch at the top right in the menu bar. Quicksearch enables a full-text search to be made, containing results from the web shop as well as from the editorial (product content) area.

There are two ways to search for products in “Sheet Music” and “Books”.

Entering a search term

One option is to enter a term in the “Quicksearch” field. After clicking on the small magnifying glass to the right of the “Quicksearch” field, the search is carried out and the result is displayed. After clicking, your search term will then appear again at the top of the following “Further refinement of product search“ page.  You can add more terms into the “search” field to refine your result further. You can also refine your result by additionally clicking on tags in the left-hand column which is the keyword navigation, thus combining both methods of searching.

 

Keyword navigation

A further search option is to use the keyword navigation, found under the “Further refinement of product search” left-hand column of the product area.

By clicking on the desired tags in the categories Composer/Author, Product format, Keywords, Individual parts (this applies only to “Sheet Music”), you can assemble your desired search. The terms you have selected are also listed under “Active filters” and can be removed by mouse click; in order to remove individual filters, please click only on the term you wish to remove. If you wish to remove all filters, please use the link “Remove filters”.

Here also you can refine the results obtained through keyword navigation by additionally adding terms in the “Search” field, thus combining both methods of searching. The products containing all the tags you have selected will be displayed.

By clicking on the cover or the “Details” button, you will be taken to the detail page of this particular product.
In the middle of this detail page you will see further product information followed by a short product description. Links take you to more detailed product information and a music example/music samples. If available, you can also access multimedia (audio, video files), extras (digital chapters), orchestral material and related products. The latter provides information on orchestral parts, piano reductions/ vocal scores and where relevant, facsimiles of the work in question.

Detailed product information, music examples, reading samples, prefaces, digital chapters and multimedia files are presented in a Lightbox which is superimposed over the product detail page. You can close the Lightbox by clicking on the cross in the top right hand corner (the detailed product information can only be closed in this way) or in any area outside of the Lightbox. 

You can start a new search by simply entering a new term into the Quicksearch” field

In the Advanced Search, you can search within a product area by using certain parameters.

Here are some tips on entering terms:

Composer / Author / Editor
Enter the name you are searching for.

Title / Op. No. / Them. Cat. No.
Enter the title and/or opus number or thematic catalogue number of the work.

Instrumentation / Scoring
Enter the instrumentation / scoring you are searching for.

Edition No.
In order to search for an edition number three fields are given: in the first field the series is entered, in the second the number and in the third where relevant, the suffix number.
For example: BA 4538-90 would be entered as follows:
First field: BA
Second field: 4538
Third field: 90

ISBN / ISMN / EAN / UPC
Enter the number you are searching for, e.g. 9790006545230.

Keyword
Enter the keyword you are searching for. The keywords correspond to the keyword navigation in the product area.

In the Editorial Search you have the possibility to enter a term which searches within the editorial (product content) area. This search will not search products in the Bärenreiter webshop.

Catalogue

Available
The status refers to the stock held at Bärenreiter and not the stock held at your selected dealer. Please ask your selected dealer about the delivery time.

Copy on request
These titles are available on request which is why delivery can take up to four weeks. Exact delivery times can be obtained from Bärenreiter directly. Please note that these titles can only be supplied on firm order and there is no right of return.

Copy on request – Bärenreiter Praha
This refers to copies on request which are produced by Bärenreiter Praha. The delivery time takes up to 3 weeks . Bärenreiter Praha will be able to provide exact delivery times. Please note that delivery can only be made with a firm order. There is no right of return.

Title on special demand
These titles are not constantly in stock. That is why delivery can take two to three weeks. Exact delivery times can be obtained from Bärenreiter directly.

Digital Edition
You can purchase our digital editions as downloads on all current e-book platforms.

Currently out of stock
The status refers to the current stock held at Bärenreiter. It does not reflect the status of stock held at your selected dealer. This edition can be backordered at your selected dealer and when it comes back into stock, you will automatically be informed.

Out of print
The status refers to the current stock held at Bärenreiter. It does not reflect the status of stock held at your selected dealer.

Hire material
This edition is not available on sale, but only on hire. Please contact Alkor-Edition Kassel GmbH.

The prices given in Euros apply exclusively in Germany as binding fixed retail prices including sales tax. In all other countries dealers calculate their own prices, taking into consideration shipping charges and other import costs. Please contact your dealer for a quotation in your local currency. Prices and delivery terms are subject to change, errors excepted.

upon request = Out of print or hire material. Please contact customer services or in case of hire material Alkor-Edition Kassel GmbH.

In Germany the price resulting from a reduction for a large quantity is a fixed retail price including sales tax. In all other countries dealers calculate their own prices, taking into consideration shipping charges and other import costs. Please contact your dealer for a quotation in your local currency. Prices and delivery terms are subject to change, errors excepted.

We will happily prepare an individual quotation for your hire material requirements. Please contact Alkor-Edition Kassel GmbH, giving details of the precise hire material  requirements, date and place of performance(s), the performers and promoter.

We have suggested a minimum quantity suitable for performance. A higher quantity can of course be ordered at any time.

If for good reasons you require fewer string parts, please contact customer services or your dealer.

The level of difficulty (D) refers to the customary grading used in Germany:

1 = very easy
2 = easy
3 = of moderate difficulty
4 = difficult
5 = very difficult
6 = professional

Grade (UK) refers to the ABRSM graded music exam syllabuses.

If we can provide additional information on an edition in a digital format, you will find this on the product page under “Extras”. Audio and video files to a particular product can be found on the product page under “Multimedia”.

Ordering

You can delete an item from your wish list by clicking on the icon “Wish List” which is at the top right-hand corner. Then click on the field “Delete item” and click on ok when the confirmation prompt follows.

If you are logged in and select a product in the shop which is already saved on your wish list, this will be shown on the product detail page at the right-hand side under the price information by means of a tick next to “Add to Wish List”. If you click on “Add to Wish List” anew, you can remove the product from the wish list.

If you require further information about hire material, please contact Alkor-Edition Kassel GmbH.

In order to place items in your cart, you must click on "Details" when you have located the desired item and then proceed to click on "Add to cart". Alternatively, you can move items to your cart if they are already on your wishlist.
Proceed by clicking on the cart symbol (above right) where you will find an overview of all the items in your cart. Then click on "Checkout" where you will have the option to log in (if you already have a customer account), to register (if you wish to open a customer account) or to order without registration.

Login
If you are already registered with Bärenreiter, please fill in your e-mail address and your password in order to log in. You will not need to reenter any further data such as your address details. If you have forgotten your password, please click on “Forgot your password? Please click here.”

Registration
In order to open a customer account with Bärenreiter, please click on “Register” and complete the subsequent form.

Order without registration
If you do not wish to open a customer account, please click on “Continue” and complete the subsequent online form to provide us with your invoice address and if relevant your delivery address. Please note that an order without registration may not give you access to all of our method of payment options.

Selection order via a dealer/ directly with the publisher
After you have registered or provided your address details (if you have decided not to register) you can select whether you would like to place an order via a dealer or directly with the Bärenreiter.

Order via a dealer
If you have decided to choose this option, please select the country from the Music Dealer Search. For a further narrowing of search, you may enter the name, postcode or city of the dealer. After then clicking  on “Select”, an overview of your order will appear which you should check carefully to ensure everything is correct. Please read our terms and conditions as well as the information on data protection and tick the corresponding boxes. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, please also tick the third box. By clicking on “Send request” you finalize the order enquiry on the Bärenreiter website. Your order enquiry will be transmitted to the dealer you have selected and all further questions regarding your order enquiry should now be addressed to him/her.

Order directly with the publisher
If you wish to order directly with Bärenreiter, you will first be asked to select the method of payment and the shipping method. After clicking on "Continue"  an overview of your order will appear which you should check carefully to ensure everything is correct. Please read our terms and conditions as well as the information on data protection and tick the corresponding boxes. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, please also tick the third box. By clicking on “Buy” you finalize the order transaction. Your order will be sent directly to Bärenreiter and will be processed by us.

We will handle your personal data with complete confidentiality and will store only that data which is required to fulfil your order. Your data will be transmitted to your selected dealer only in as far as it is required to fulfil your order. Your order data will be transmitted by SSL*, which means that the data will not be encrypted in readable form for third parties, the identity of the recipient is checked and secured so that your data reaches us complete and unaltered. The encryption will only be activated for the actual order process. According to the browser, this will be displayed as a closed padlock symbol or an intact key in the lower bar of the browser window. Please also note our Data Protection Statement.

*SSL= Secure-Socket-Layer: standard method for secure data transfer on the internet.

If you have placed an order via a dealer, please ask him/her for the delivery time and the cost of delivery.

If you have placed an order directly with the publisher, the delivery costs will be shown at the end of the order process. As a rule the ordered editions will be despatched the next working day where possible.

If you have placed an order via a dealer, please contact him/her directly.

If you have placed an order directly with the publisher, please get in touch with your customer services contact or complete our Contact Form.

If you have placed an order via a dealer, please contact him/her directly.

If you have placed an order directly with the publisher, please get in touch with your customer services contact or complete our Contact Form.

If you have placed an order via a dealer, please contact him/her directly.

If you have placed an order directly with the publisher, please get in touch with your customer services contact or complete our Contact Form.

A wish list can only be saved in a personalized way and in order to be able to do this, a customer account is a prerequisite. If you are not logged in, a login window will appear as soon as you wish to place an item in your wish list.

 

 

You have three options to register at the Bärenreiter webshop: you can either click on the “Login” icon which is located above the Quicksearch, you can click on the icon “Wish List (next to the “Login” icon) or if you are on the product detail page you can click on the icon “Wish List” which is shown under the price information.

With the first two options you will be taken directly to the Login/ Register page. With the last option, you will be taken to a shortened registration which should be completed if you are logging in for the first time.

In both cases please complete the online forms as requested.

As a registered customer you only have to provide your personal data once. As a result all ensuing orders can be made considerably quicker. A purchase on account is only permitted if you are a registered customer.

If you make a direct order, you can see the delivery status of your current order in your customer account.

Deviating delivery addresses and your personal data can be easily maintained in your customer account.

Newsletter

Click on Newsletter on the homepage or at the end of the page and follow the navigation. You also have the option of subscribing to the Bärenreiter Newsletter on the contact page and when sending your wish list.

If you have received the Bärenreiter newsletter in error, or no longer wish to receive it in the future, you can cancel your subscription at any time. Please send us a short E-mail with the word “Unsubscribe” in the subject line. You also have the option to cancel at the end of each newsletter.

You need further help?

If you cannot find answers to your questions in the FAQ section, we will be happy to help you further. Please send us an E-mail, which we will respond to as soon as possible.