BabelScores is a French-based structure arising from the need to diffuse and promote contemporary music from the last 40 years, rendering information more easily available to everyone worldwide.
BabelScores® looks into and selects the works of the most creative, original and innovative composers of the past few decades offering a wide catalogue and setting up a powerful circulation platform without any restrictions and especially addressed to instrumentalists, ensembles, orchestras, composers, musicologists, conservatories, universities and festivals throughout the world.
At BabelScores you can access the largest ever growing online contemporary music library.
BabelScores is not merely a website where to buy, download rent or sell scores. It has been conceived as a meeting-point for all actors in the area of contemporary music who will thus be able to pursue their desires and needs in an easy and user-friendly way by means of personalized search engines. With BabelScores you will be able to discover and enjoy the best contemporary music worldwide and be part of an extensive and advantageous network of professionals in this area.
In short, BabelScores is the world’s new showcase for contemporary music and a powerful tool for present-day composers to promote their work and to receive a fair benefit for it.
The pieces of our catalog are accessible digitally through the subscription service. By subscribing to our online library, you will be able to read online all the scores of our catalog. Our virtual music-score reader provides a booklet-style for comfortable reading. Included is a zooming feature made to exhibit even the smallest details.
Online Music Scores Store
Buy music scores in a few clicks, available in printed or digital (PDF) versions.
Please note that some of our partner publishing houses manage their own rental and selling, in which case you will be redirected to their services.
Music Scores Rental
Please note that some of our partner publishing houses manage their own rental means, in which case you will be redirected to their services.
Be part of our catalog
Our policy is to foster a wide-ranging, comprehensive vision of music without a prevailing aesthetics.
Publishing houses that are considering to foster their catalog additionally through our online library are very welcome. We already have many pushing houses partners, and would be very honored to continue presenting more and different music scores. Please contact us.
Individual composers who present their work in our site receive a major proportion of the benefits generated by it and they place their pieces with us in a non exclusive manner.
It is absolutely free to become part of BabelScores Catalogue. The copyright of works always remains in composers/publishing houses hands.
BabelScores is a tool for promotion, circulation and distribution.
This distribution is done by means of the Web without geographical restrictions, at very reasonable prices so as to discourage piracy and always protecting the rights of the composers and publishing houses who join the project.
BabelScores® presents its interface in three languages: English, French and Spanish. However, given the large amount of information being received and stored in our site, BabelScores® cannot at present handle the translation of all the material sent by composers and members of its cultural network.
Instrumentation information and search is available in english only.