How to Hire

We encourage you to place your hire order online via Zinfonia.

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Zinfonia registration is free. Registered users can:

  • Locate information and links to thousands of composers, titles and publishers.
  • Communicate with local distributors to ask questions, receive quotes or to place an order.
  • Use the My Catalogue section to keep the results of searches in one place.
  • Receive automatic status updates direct from Zinfonia Connect publisher systems.

Orders can only be secured by accepting our Zinfonia quote. We suggest you place your order as soon as possible: some materials need to be manufactured or imported from our suppliers.


Perusal Scores

You may order perusal scores either via Zinfonia or by email. If ordering by email, please include your contact details as well as the delivery and invoice addresses.

Many of our perusal scores are available for viewing online via Newsik.

Print-On-Demand (“Special Sale”)

In some circumstances it is possible to purchase scores and smaller chamber works directly from the Hire Library. Please email us to enquire.

With all our Print-On-Demand items, payment must be made before the supply of materials

Fees and Payments

Hire fees are agreed prior to processing each order, either via Zinfonia quote or directly by email.

Our hire tariff takes into consideration: duration of hire, number of performances, status of hirer (professional, non-professional), number of parts required, applicable discounts (e.g. educational, ‘no performance’). Our invoices are payable within 30 days from the issue date. Invoices are paid by bank transfer only.

If relevant, the following surcharges will apply:

  • Rush fee (orders placed 10 days or fewer before ‘date required’)
  • Première fee
  • Broadcast/Recording/Streaming fee
  • Cancellation fee
  • Extension of hire period
  • Lost/missing parts replacement
  • Late return fee

Overseas agents

If you are not based in the UK or Ireland, please use Zinfonia: your order will automatically direct to the distributor for your territory. Alternatively, you can refer to the list of our overseas agents. For information on countries that are not listed, please email us.

Postage and Returns

Carriage costs will be quoted at the time the order is placed. Our default method of despatch is via FedEx Next Day UK delivery. Overseas carriage costs vary.  

You are responsible for returning the materials to the Faber Music Hire Library using a tracked service.

Please address all parcels to:

Hire Library & Returns

Burnt Mill

Elizabeth Way



CM20 2HX

United Kingdom



If you’re interested in staging one of our musicals or operettas please go to our musicals section. There you can search for information about each show including vocal and instrumental forces required and download application forms and price lists.

Operas, Dance Works & Silent Film Scores

Orders for perusal scores and performance materials may be placed via Zinfonia. In addition to your proposed performance details please include information about your ticket prices and the audience capacity of your venue. We will then send you an indication of hire fees payable and, if relevant, advise you on the cost of performance rights and any other terms and conditions.

If you are seeking permission to choreograph a work not originally intended for dance, please note that we may have to consult the relevant composer/representative for approval of your request before proceeding.  Use of copyright music for public dance performance in the UK is not licensed by the PRS and you must discuss performance rights with us.