Croft Music

FAQs 

Free Music?

Viewing and printing scores

Score Covers

Prefer to buy?

Midi files and Audio files

Croft Music???

Free Music?

Yes, that's right. Many of the pieces on this site are available free of charge. If you like one of these pieces and you want to download the score and parts, then you can do so free of charge. I would however ask you to make a donation to a charity of your choice, but whether you do or not is entirely up to you. Amount? You know how much music costs these days, so I would suggest £3 - £5 would be reasonable. My preferred charity is Alzheimer's: you can link to it here

Although the music is free, I would ask you to respect the copyright on all the pieces, and download only for the use of your own band.  No reselling, please.

Other pieces are availabe from other publishers, and links are provided where appropriate. These pieces are sold commercially, and are not free of charge.

Viewing and printing scores

The scores have all been prepared using Sibelius software. This means you can see the scores and listen to them in MIDI simply by clicking on the blue icon next to the item's description in the Catalogue page.

If you follow that link, and decide you want to print the score and/or a set of parts, click the purple PDF icon on the same line in the catalogue page, and you will be able to download a zipped folder including PDFs of full  score and all the parts. 

Score covers

I've included PDFs of the full-colour covers I prepared for printed versions of the scores. You can download them if you wish from the "Score Covers" page

Prefer to Buy?

I realise that some people might prefer to purchase a set of music outright. In that case, just drop me an email (carbrown@fastmail.fm) and I'll deal with your request. For Marches and Concert Numbers, the cost of each set is £15 inc P + P.  For other items, please contact me by email and I'll let you know.

Midi files and Audio files

You can "play" the scores via the Scorch reader, and hear the music rendered in electronic "midi". This is a poor approximation of true instrumental sound, but at least it gives you a feel for the sound of the music. I've also included a few audio tracks of some pieces so that you can hear "the real thing" played by some excellent bands.

Chris Brown is Croft Music

I'm Chris Brown, I live near Glasgow in Scotland, and played cornet for many years with Clydebank Burgh Band and with the  CWS (Glasgow) Band. 

I've also conducted a number of bands in Central Scotland, including Coalburn Silver, Cumbernauld, Galston, Newmilns, Newtongrange, Newmains, Broxburn and Shotts.