Below you'll see the most frequently asked questions. If your question is not among them you can ask it through the contact form. (Click on a question to see the answer).
A choir member pays the price of only 1-3 cups of coffee for this package. (depending on group size) You’ll receive an arrangement that you will enjoy for weeks during rehearsal and years during performing. The artist and the ChorusOnline Team receive a fair fee that makes it possible to continue to deliver beautiful choir arrangements.
1 Your printer is a little bit old-fashioned.
Our PDF packages are “big” and your printer must have enough “memory”.
You could cut the PDF package into smaller pieces and print out this smaller file:
1 Open the PDF-file
2 Select print PDF
3 Select printer: ADOBE PDF creator
4 Select the vocals pages (see index) and print as PDF
5 Save this smaller vocals PDF-file
6 Print this vocals PDF-file or email it to your choir members
2 Your ADOBE program is a little bit old-fashioned.
Click here to download a newer ADOBE (PDF creator) for free
Answer: To see PDF files you will need Adobe PDF Reader. This programme can be downloaded free here.
Answer: What is allowed:
The arrangement may only be printed for the amount of users which have been paid for (this can be seen in the watermark on the sheet music). During any check, the original copies must be shown. A printed sheet will be accepted as an original. The invoice/order acceptance must also be shown.
What is not allowed:
An arrangement may never be copied! An automatic anti-copy label will be incorporated into the arrangement; this label is designed to discolour when copied.
Answer: Yes, please see www.auteursrecht.nl.
Answer: Yes, please contact www.bumastemra.nl.
Answer: Only upon strict acceptance and permittance from the artist or recording label.
Answer: Yes, we have developed some scores with extra staves in order to comply with the company. Please see the general terms and conditions.
Answer: That is always difficult to judge. Something which is difficult for one person can be easy for another. We pride ourselves on having a high level of experience within choirs and pop groups which makes it possible for us to know what peoples capabilities are. Our arrangements are, generally speaking 'easy accessible'. We try to keep to the original version as much as possible whilst also bearing in mind that the arrangement must be performed by amateurs. For that reason there are two piano levels. The advanced part is as the pianist plays in the original; the moderated part is easy-playable en therefore less complicated. Each arrangement comes with it's own level of difficulty (f.e.: On a scale of I - V this arrangement is average: III).
Answer: Correct, this is a deliberate choice. We arrange pieces as sung by the artist. Listen to the recording, sing along, and you'll pick the rhythm up quickly.
Answer: Unfortunately we don't offer this service anymore ! The reason is simple, we need a lot of time for making a new arrangement ( 10 - 30 hours depending of the accompaniment and level) No choir can afford this ( over 600 Euro for an arrangement) We entirely focus on enlargement of our catalogue, concerning the "shout it" requests and those we get by email.
Answer: It is possible to hear a MIDI (computer sample) for every vocal part. This is the sound of a clarinet or bassoon, clearly centered and the rest of the choir/acappella group softly in the background.
We have chosen for this method because:
Answer: How to share and seperate pages from a PDF file is descriped in this document.
Answer: Yes we can ! You would like an additional soprano part, or you don't want a bass part, or additional brass, or.... Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 0013(0)6-415-777-56 and we can discuss the possibilities and costs