Search for choral sets with the NZ Libraries Catalogue
Providing visibility of all material catalogued by New Zealand libraries, the New Zealand Libraries Catalogue replaces the previous Cadence website, which had been limited to just choral and orchestral hire sets. Here are a few tips on searching for music scores, the organisations holding those scores, and linking to the hire request form.
National Library Charges
Music hire material can be hired for up to four months. If the material is available, you can hire it for further months by prior arrangement at an extra charge.
|Duration (minutes)||Minimum charge
(up to four months)
$NZ excluding GST
|Charge for each
$NZ excluding GST
|Choral sets (per score)|
|Less than 10 minutes||$0.80||$0.40|
|10 to under 30 minutes||$1.20||$0.60|
|30 to under 60 minutes||$1.60||$0.80|
|60 to under 90 minutes||$2.00||$1.00|
|90 minutes and above||$2.60||$1.30|
Listing your choir’s scores
The New Zealand libraries’ catalogue, Te Puna Search, particularly welcomes any original or legitimate copies of scores. This not only provides a service to our choral colleagues, it also brings in valuable revenue for your choir through hire fees.
To list your holdings, register for the National Library’s Music Hire Service and tick ‘I want to list my organisation’s collection in Te Puna Search’ at the bottom of the form. If you’re already registered, simply fill in the mandatory fields then tick that box at the bottom.
Then list (or edit the detail of) any or all of your scores at: http://natlib.govt.nz/forms/new-hire-set-record
For additional assistance, or if you have specific suggestions to contribute, contact the hiring librarian Chris Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 04 474 3025.
Choirs Aotearoa NZ manage NZ’s national choirs and have an extensive choral music library. Go to New Zealand Youth Choir’s website to view their catalogue and contact information.
The Ron Dellow Reference Library consists of over 5,000 mainly single copies of choral works (without Bach or Dellow pieces) available for reference. They are the result of his life’s accumulation of music, and the collection is housed in Meadowbank. A postal service can be made available for those who cannot come and browse, and arrangements can be made for short term borrowing for a small fee.
The Custodian is Anita Banbury (E: email@example.com P: 09 521 1119) to whom all enquiries should be made.
Download the catalogue
Download the application to borrow