My local Christian radio station plays a lot of great songs sung by The Master's Chorale. Are any of these arrangements available for use by my choir?
Can I obtain a piece of music or recording that is out of print?
Lillenas does not maintain an inventory of out-of-print products. If you have a copy of an out-of-print product and wish to make copies for performance, you may submit a request for permission to make additional copies. Click here
for contact information.
(Note - Lillenas can only grant permissions for Lillenas copyrights. Songs belonging to other owners or publishers must be requested from those owners and publishers.) Click here
if you're not sure how to determine whether or not you have Lillenas copyrighted material.
What does split-channel mean?
Split-channel accompaniment trax can be used for both rehearsal and performance. Each contains the instrumental accompaniment on one channel, vocals on the other. For performance purposes, only the accompaniment channel is used. Note - on split-channel trax of musicals where there are solos, duets, or trios as well as the full choir, the solo, duet, or trio voices will not be heard on the split-trax.
What is a preview pack?
A preview pack includes the complete book of the collection or musical and a full-length, professional quality stereo recording. Preview packs are an ideal way to preview Lillenas collections or musicals. Because preview packs are provided at a minimum cost for the purpose of previewing music, there is a limit of one per title, per church. Sorry, opened preview packs may not be returned.
What are Octavos?
Octavo is a term referring to anthems printed individually rather than in books or collections. On this web site, the term anthem is used exclusively. To view the complete selection of octavos/anthems published by Lillenas, Click Here
What are rehearsal tracks?
Rehearsal tracks are an excellent tool to help choir singers learn their parts for musicals. Each set contains four recording masters - one for each part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). The entire choir and the accompaniment can be heard on each tape; however, one part (soprano, for instance) is dominant. There is a moderate charge to make copies for choir members which you report on the Rehearsal Agreement which comes with your order for Rehearsal Masters. This charge covers only the cost of royalties. Payment must be returned with the completed Rehearsal Agreement form.
What are Lillenas MIDI Trax?
MIDIs are complete musical accompaniments on a 3.5" computer disk. They are playable from any MIDI keyboard or MIDI equipped computer.
Where can I learn more about Lillenas Publishing?
You can visit the About Us
page on Lillenas.com
to get some background information as well as useful links to several of the resource areas on the site.
What is the Lillenas Choral Club?
Lillenas Choral Club is a service that allows church music ministers and worship leaders to receive copies and demo recordings of every new adult, youth, and children's piece from Lillenas, Allegis, and Excel Series. Because it is delivered right to your door, it is the most convenient way to find new music for your choir. In addition you will receive a Lillenas Advantage newsletter with additional information about the latest new releases including the instrumental and drama lines!
Sign up today at www.lillenaschoralclub.com.
What are the benefits of joining the Choral Club?
In addition to keeping up-to-date with the latest choral releases, you will receive a subscription to the Advantage newsletter. This publication has important information on resources to help your music ministry succeed, descriptions of all our new instrumental and drama resources, plus special offers on other Lillenas Music programs.
Sign up online 24 hours a day, at www.lillenaschoralclub.com
How do I sign up for the Lillenas Choral Club?
to sign up online. Or just contact us directly. Click here
for contact information.
Please allow 1-2 business days for your Choral Club membership to be processed. When this processing is complete, you will be eligible for all the benefits of your membership (including discounts on your Lillenas purchases).
How can I contact you?
There are many easy ways you can reach us:
for comprehensive contact information covering several areas. You can reach us by phone, fax, e-mail, or regular mail
As a member of the Lillenas Choral Club, when can I expect to receive mailings?
Lillenas generally sends 4 major mailings per year - Spring, Christmas (mailed early summer), Easter (mailed early fall), and Fall/Winter. We will occasionally send additional small mailings, or other special offers that we feel might be beneficial to your choir. Included with each major mailing is an Advantage newsletter, with articles and resource information to help your music ministry succeed.
Will I receive music for every age group in my Lillenas Choral Club mailings?
Every time an Adult, Youth, or Children's work comes out you will receive it. This does not guarantee that every mailing will have each but it does guarantee that you will receive the newest in all age groups as soon as they are released.
How do I order the Lillenas Choral Club from outside of the United States?
The Lillenas Choral Club is available in the USA and Canada. Sign up on our Online Order Form
, or contact us by Phone, e-mail, fax, or regular mail (click here
for contact information).
(Don't forget to include your name, church name, and billing information.)
What does "copyright" mean?
Our nation's founding fathers determined that it was in the public interest that the creative works of a person's mind and spirit should belong, for a limited time, to the creator. The protection of these works is called "copyright". Think of copyrighted material as a piece of property, and you'll be on the right track. The privilege of reproducing the work belongs to the copyright owner (the writer or the publisher). If any other party wants to reproduce the material in some manner, permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
What are the rights of copyright owners?
These are their rights:
To reproduce the copyrighted work in printed copies or on recordings, video cassettes, or any duplicating process now known or which later comes into being.To make arrangements and adaptations of that copyrighted work.To distribute and/or sell printed or recorded copies of the work or to license others to do so.To perform the copyrighted work.To display the copyrighted work.
Do other countries have copyright laws?
Most of the world recognizes the need to give incentive and protection to creative persons. Copyrighted material owned by U.S. citizens is protected in many other countries by those countries' copyright laws and treaties with the United States.
How can I get permission to copy or record copyrighted material?
You must contact the copyright owner and request a license to make copies, publish, arrange, record or rerecord copyrighted material. For permission to reproduce Lillenas copyrighted materials, please contact our copyright administrator, The Copyright Company (click here
for contact information).
What about drama products that are available on your site? Where can I find performance royalty and copyright information about them?
You can click here
to find answers to copyright and permission questions about drama products.
Must I get permission to make transparencies, songbooks or songsheets containing copyrighted works and use them in churches, Bible studies, or home prayer groups as long as they are not sold?
Permission must be secured prior to any such uses and/or duplication. Some copy activity for congregational use may be covered by a CCLI license. See next question.
Our church uses copyrighted songs each week for congregational worship. Is there an easier way to get permission to reproduce these copyrighted materials each week?
You can secure a blanket license that permits many church activities. It is available from Christian Copyright Licensing Inc.(1-800-234-2446) or on the web at www.ccli.com
. Church Music Publishers Association (CMPA), of which Lillenas is a member, endorses CCLI and has cooperated in making this license available to churches. The license is intended for CONGREGATIONALLY SUNG MUSIC ONLY. It does not convey the right to photocopy or duplicate any choral sheet music, cantatas, musicals, handbell music, keyboard arrangements, vocal music, or instrumental works.
Must I get permission to make a photocopy of a copyrighted work for my accompanist in order to sing a solo?
Permission must be secured prior to any such use or duplication.
May I make copies of out-of-print materials?
Even if an item is out of print, the material may still be under copyright protection, and permission must be obtained to use the material. Most publishers, including Lillenas, will generally allow you to make copies of out-of-print items, but the appropriate licensing must be secured prior to duplication.
What if I can't find the owner of a copyrighted song? Can I go ahead and use it without permission?
Check the copyright notice on the work and/or check with the publisher of the collection in which the work appears. Once you know the name of the copyright owner, write or call the Church Music Publishers Association for assistance in locating an address or phone number. You may reach the CMPA at 1-615-791-0273 or P.O. Box 158992, Nashville, TN 37215.
I have found photocopies of music or recordings in my church that were made without the proper authorization or licensing from the copyright owner. What should I do?
Immediately destroy any unauthorized copies of printed music or recordings. If you wish to replace the copies, request the appropriate licensing from the copyright owner. (Possession of any illegal copies puts you in the position of harboring stolen goods.)
If I buy a recording, is it permissible to make a copy for a friend?
Duplication of copyrighted materials is against the law when the purpose is to avoid a legal purchase.
Can I make copies of the recording that accompanies a musical or printed work for "learning" or "rehearsal" purposes?
Even though this may seem like a good and helpful idea for your choir or orchestra, it is illegal to copy recordings without permission. Lillenas offers convenient rehearsal CD masters and value packs of CDs for most musicals and cantatas. If the recordings you need are not available, you may request permission to duplicate recordings for rehearsal purposes.
Can I make my own recording of a copyrighted song?
Usually, but first you must secure a recording (mechanical) license from the copyright owner. This includes copies of recordings or cassettes of church services, concerts, musicals, or any program or performance that includes copyrighted music. (An additional license is required when using an accompaniment trax or other pre-recorded music).
You may submit permission requests for Lillenas copyrights online
directly from the Lillenas site. Or, you may click here
for contact information.
I want to record my performance of a copyrighted song, and I am using an accompaniment track. Is this OK?
Usually, but you must have the proper licensing. Two different permissions are necessary in this situation. The first is from the copyright owner of the selection to be recorded, and the second is from the producer/manufacturer of the accompaniment track. Fees are usually required for EACH permission.
Can I make audio and video recordings of a church service, special music performance, children's programs, youth musicals, etc., and duplicate copies for church members?
If any copyrighted material is performed, you must have permission from the copyright owner(s). Churches often record their worship services and special presentations on audio and/or video recordings, and it is permissible to keep two copies for archival purposes. But you must obtain permission to duplicate copies of any audio or video recordings. Some activity of this type may be covered by your CCLI license. Please contact CCLI if you have questions.
What about midi files, interactive video, CD-ROMs, the internet, and all of the new technology used by churches today?
It's a good general rule of thumb to read the labels or notices on the product to see what "rights" and "authorized uses" are included in the purchase and use of the product. For example, if the label on a MIDI file states that "permission is not granted to print lyrics or music from the file," then don't. When in doubt, contact the copyright owner or the producer/owner of the product for permission.
What if I would like to use a copyrighted piece in a way that a publisher or composer has not provided?
If you want to arrange a copyrighted song for four baritones and kazoo...or make any special use of copyrighted music which the publisher cannot supply in regular published form, go ahead and request permission. You may or may not receive permission, but when you use someone else's property you must have the property owner's consent.
I need to ask permission to copy something, but I am pressed for time. Can I call in a request?
It is much better to plan ahead and submit your request ahead of time. Sometimes permission can be granted over the phone, with follow up licensing, but not always.
What about permission to reproduce music for weekly congregational worship?
for information about this type of license.
Whom should I contact about submitting a copyright permission request for Lillenas music?
All permission requests for Lillenas copyrighted songs are handled by our copyright administrator, Music Services, located in Brentwood, TN. You can get contact information for Music Services by clicking here
What about performance royalties for drama products that are available on your site?
You can click here
to find answers to copyright questions about drama products.
What are Platinum Series Allegis Orchestrations?
These are stylized masterworks for the advanced orchestra. Experienced players will enjoy preparing and presenting these challenging works for full orchestra. Great for preludes, offertories, concert pieces, etc. A string reduction and substitute parts are also provided.
Platinum Orchestrations include the following parts: Full, transposed conductor's score; Flute 1/2; Oboe; Clarinet 1/2; Bassoon; Bass Clarinet (sub for Bassoon); Horn 1/2; Alto Sax 1/2 (sub for Horns); Trumpet 1-3; Trombone 1/2; Tenor Sax or TC Baritone 1/2 (sub for Trombone 1/2); Trombone 3/Tuba; Percussion; Harp; Rhythm; Violin 1/2; Viola; Clarinet 3 (sub for Viola); Cello; String Bass; Keyboard String Reduction.
What are Gold Series Allegis Orchestrations?
These are artistic arrangements for the moderately advanced group. Good high school players can master these selections in one or two rehearsals. Use for prelude, offertory, concert piece, etc. A string reduction and substitute parts are provided.
Gold Series Orchestrations include: Full, transposed conductor's score; Flute 1/2; Oboe; Clarinet 1/2; Horn 1/2; Alto Sax 1/2 (sub for Horns); Trumpet 1; Trumpet 2/3; Trombone 1/2; Tenor Sax or TC Baritone 1/2 (sub for Trombones); Trombone 3/Tuba; Percussion; Rhythm; Violin 1/2; Viola; Clarinet 3 (sub for Viola); Cello, Bassoon (Doubles Cello); Bass Clarinet (sub for Cello/Bassoon); String Bass; Keyboard String Reduction.
What are Silver Series Allegis Orchestrations?
These are creative selections for the developing ensemble. Limited ranges and less exposed orchestration will build confidence in groups of all ability levels. Useful for preludes, offertories, concert pieces, etc. Oboe and 2nd Clarinet is optional. Five-part brass writing. "Expendable" string parts.
Silver Series Orchestrations include: Full, transposed conductor's score; Flute 1; Oboe/Flute 2; Clarinet 1/2; Horn; Alto Sax (sub for Horn); Trumpet 3 (sub for Horn); Trumpet 1/2; Trombone 1/2; Tenor Sax or TC Baritone 1/2 (sub for Trombones); Percussion; Harp; Rhythm; Violin 1/2; Viola; Clarinet 3 (sub for Viola); Bass (for Bari Sax, Bassoon, Trombone 3, Tuba, Cello, or Double Bass).
What are Gospel Band Series Orchestrations?
High-energy, "big band" sound achieved through well-known gospel songs. Core instrumentation may be augmented with optional parts for use with larger ensembles. Technical demands are appropriate for advanced high school players and up.
Gospel Band Instrumentation includes: Full, transposed conductor's score; Alto Sax 1/2; Tenor Sax; Bari Sax; Trumpet 1-3; Trombone 1/2; Trombone 3/Tuba; Piano; Electric Bass/Guitar; Percussion; Drums. Additional instruments included: Flute 1/2; Oboe; Clarinet 1/2; Bass Clarinet (doubles Bari Sax); Horn 1/2; Violin 1/2; Viola; Cello/Bassoon; Harp.
What are Praise Band Series Orchestrations?
These are hot charts for rhythm section and five winds. They are ideal for the praise band church service. Scored for Piano, Bass, Guitar, Trap set, Synthesizer, 2 Trumpets, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, and Trombone. Optional Flute part and multiple substitute parts provided.
Praise Band Orchestrations Included: Trumpet 1 (part 1); Trumpet 2 (part 2); Alto Sax (part 3); Tenor Sax (part 4); Trombone (part 5); Piano; Guitar; Electric Bass; Drums; Percussion; Flute (opt); Synthesizer. Substitute parts provided: Alto Sax (for part 2); Trumpet 3 (for part 3); Trombone (for part 4); Bari Sax (for part 5). A full, transposed conductor's score is provided.
What are Praise Pak orchestrations?
Praise Paks is an exciting new orchestration series from Allegis. The arrangements are designed to be played by praise band or orchestra and allow the director the flexibility to utilize the same arrangement with virtually any instrumental ensemble.
Core instrumentation: rhythm section; two trumpets; sax (alto or tenor); trombone ,
Optional Woodwind/French Horn line: flute; oboe; clarinet; French horn; soprano sax
Keyboard/string part: Designed specifically as a keyboard part. Violin and viola parts are provided to "cover" the right hand
Baseline part: Provided in C bass clef, Bb treble clef, and Eb treble clef; can be played by electric bass, trombone, tuba, bass clarinet, bari sax, cello or string bass
Additonal optional parts: percussion, harp
May I purchase just the conductor's score for the orchestration to any anthem, musical, or collection?
Sorry, conductor's scores can only be sold if three or more instrumental parts are ordered as well.
Note: There is one exception to this policy - The conductor's score to the SING TO THE LORD HYMNAL Orchestration #OR-6000.
May I make copies of orchestra parts for my Allegis Orchestra Series arrangements, or any of the orchestral accompaniments to Lillenas octavos, musicals or collections?
You may make enough copies for your instrumentation.
Do I have to buy a set of parts of the SING TO THE LORD HYMNAL Orchestration, or may I make copies?
A separate book must be purchased for each stand of two or three players. It is allowed (and even recommended) to make "convenience copies" for each worship service or performance. This minimizes loss, as well as wear and tear on books.
Can I get individual instrument parts to a Lillenas Orchestration?
In some cases, we can provide individual instrument parts for our orchestrations. However, occasionally it may be less expensive to purchase the entire piece. For information about our Allegis Orchestrations or other instrumental feel free to contact us. (click here
for contact information).