What is the OMSIHS Online Music Sales is a new horn-oriented sheet music store hosted by the International Horn Society.
How is OMS different than the IHS Manuscript Press?
IHS Online Music Sales replaces the IHS Manuscript Press. Sheet music previously sold by the Manuscript Press will continue to be sold by OMS, but OMS will expand its offerings to include a greater variety of horn-oriented music that will appeal to a wide range of players and abilities.
What are the benefits of OMS?
The IHS would like the horn community to be more involved in Online Music Sales than it was with the Manuscript Press. We think that putting the store online will make the shopping experience faster, easier and more engaging. We provide score samples and audio samples for you to peruse before you make a purchase. We also eliminate the printing and shipping costs and pass those savings onto you, and you don't have to wait for your music to arrive in the mail.
What do I get when I purchase music from Online Music Sales?
After your purchase is complete you will be provided with a link to download a high quality PDF of the sheet music. You can then print the PDF on your home printer or take it to a print shop (e.g. Kinkos) to have it professionally printed and bound.
What size paper do I need to print the music?
The paper size of each composition is specified in the description. Most of the music we sell can be printed full size on standard letter (8.5x11) or A4 size paper. However there are several works that are designed to be printed on larger paper. They can be printed at a reduced size on standard size paper but we recommend that you take them to a print shop (e.g. Kinkos) to have them printed full size.
What kind of music is sold by Online Music Sales?
OMS sells horn-oriented music. There are a wide variety of genres, from unaccompanied solos, sonatas with piano, trio, works for horn voice, and small ensemble pieces that feature the horn. We hope to expand the library so that there is music that will appeal to all levels of horn player.
Whose music is published by Online Music Sales?
OMS will continue to publish all compositions previously published by the IHS Manuscript Press. These works were all winners of the IHS Composition Contest. In addition the OMS will publish other submitted horn-oriented works. Submissions must be approved for publication by a review panel. Winners of the IHS Composition Contest are automatically eligible for publication.
Who can submit works for publication?
Anyone! If you've composed any horn music—solos, duets, etudes, quartets, anything—that you feel is other horn players would benefit from, please submit it. We're looking for music of all levels, from beginner solos, to advanced etudes.