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Cited here are publishers or publisher collectives that offer digital scores for fee or freely accessible working copies of selective contemporary works. Also listed are vendors that sell online scores.
Music Sales Classical: "Preview the Score"
An international family of the publishing houses G. Schirmer / AMP, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Chester, Novello, Unión Musical Ediciones (UME), Choudens, Les Éditions Transatlantiques, and Alphonse Leduc, which together form one of the world’s largest independent holdings of classical music. Among its thousands of scores for purchase, Music Sales Classical
provides over 900 complete online reference / working copies of scores by major contemporary composers. Scroll down past "Buy this work" in a specific work's record for the preview screen. Scores can be enlarged and leafed through on the viewer. To locate viewable scores by specific composers, enter the composer's name plus the phrase "preview the score" (or just "preview") in the "Repertoire Search" box in the right corner of the website banner. Part of the Music Sales Group.
Boosey & Hawkes: Online Scores
Requires account registration for free access to peruse a large number of complete scores by 20th / 21st-century composers. To locate online scores by specific composers from the above link, use the "Composer Quick Links" pull-down in the upper-right corner of the webpage under the social media icons. Click on the "View Scores" tab on the composer's webpage (e.g., John Adams
Bärenreiter Study Score Reader App
. Offers a steadily growing number of Bärenreiter study scores in digital editions of keyboard, chamber music, orchestral, and choral repertory. Current catalog in left sidebar under In-App-Purchases
. Uses iTunes 11 for Mac and PC.
G. Henle Publishers: Henle Library
Fee-based. Growing catalog of downloadable versions to IPad and Android tablets of Henle's critical Urtext editions for performers.