Thank you for choosing J.W. Pepper® as your music store!
J.W. Pepper & Son® is the world's premiere sheet music supplier, and has been for over 130 years. Our commitment to service today is stronger than ever. Pepper® brings the world of music to your door year-round with our extensive catalogs, web site and online music clubs. What makes Pepper® so special is our people. You simply can't find a more helpful, knowledgeable and dedicated group to serve your musical needs. We want you to have the music you need, when you need it.
How to place an order
Find music that interests you, enter the quantity you want, and click the "add to order" button to add the item to your shopping cart. Once your item is in the shopping cart, you can continue shopping, complete your order, or suspend your order for future purchasing.
You will be asked to register on our secure web site by providing your email address, password, shipping and payment information. Pepper® respects the privacy of all customers, and we will not share your personal information with any outside company.
How to find music
gives you the tools to find great music. Use our online catalog menu to search by type of ensemble, instrument, voice or style. If you know what you are looking for, our keyword search
Browse our online catalog
's online music catalog features selections hand picked by our editors. Choose one of the categories of musical interest in the left margin of our web site. Whether you're an experienced music director or just beginning your study of music, you'll find a wealth of sheet music to meet your needs.
If you are looking for music with a specific title and/or composer, our keyword search at the top of every page is a great place to start. Simply put your information into the search field(s) and click "Go." An advanced search option is available for those with very specific search requirements.
Listen to music
We have many thousands of recordings available on our web site to help you make the right buying decisions.
See the music
We offer many sample pages of music so you can buy with confidence.
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You can have the music now with e-Print, Pepper®
's digital music delivery service. Look for the e-Print symbol to view the music. If you like what you see, buy the music, and you can download it to your computer printer. You will need to download the free Scorch Viewer to use this service only once, but it's worth the minutes it takes to do so.
Click here to visit e-Print
Click here to download
If you have the Pepper®
catalog numbers for your music, use the quick ordering
option on our home page. Enter the Pepper®
catalog number, click go, and you're well on your way to completing your order.
State contests and music festival lists
As a service to music directors, Pepper®
provides easy ordering lists for many state and regional music organizations. While we strive to have accurate information for all events posted, please always refer to the organization's official list before making purchases for that event. The organization is the only official source of information for music contests and festivals.
Click here to browse State/Festival Lists
offers a fine array of folders, filing supplies, music stands, batons, repair kits and more.
Click here to browse Accessories
offers you the latest versions of music software. We have tested each of these programs, vouch for their quality, and back them with our Total Satisfaction Guarantee. You can even download demos of many of the software items free of charge. It's the kind of service we take pride in offering you, and goes well beyond anything you'll find at those mega-computer stores.
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Music library services
Blanket Order Plan
is the leading library dealer offering a Blanket Order Plan for North American music publications, and has been operating such a plan for over thirty years.
Our Blanket Order Plan is designed to fit any budget and is customized to meet your specific needs. Subscribers receive a hand-picked selection of recently published music scores in accordance with agreed upon criteria. It's a time-saver for any library, and all orders are on approval!
We supply a great variety of scores to many different libraries, each with their own unique needs. Here are some elements taken from some of our customers Blanket Order Plan profiles:
Supply new works by contemporary composers (in accordance with agreed upon composer list).
Supply new editions of works by earlier composers (active before 1900).
Supply new Broadway vocal scores and vocal selections.
Supply new vocal anthologies (art songs, arias, spirituals, others).
Supply new publications from specific publishing houses.
Supply new popular song collections.
Get started today!
Begin the process today by completing our Blanket Order Plan Form. We will contact you to discuss the specific needs of your library, confirm the details of your plan, and establish a start date.
Questions about our Blanket Order Plan may be sent to email@example.com.
Library New Issue e-Club
Stay informed about all the latest music publications!
Sent on a regular basis, our New Issue e-Club contains all the most recent new issues from publishers all over the world. Each record features the following information: main entry, full title, editors, instrumentation, publisher and place of publication, copyright date, price, and descriptive notes.
Fast, up-to-date, new issue notification, featuring:
- Sort by Composer, Title, Instrument or Publisher
- Music Lists for earmarking titles for future purchase
- A Printer-friendly Version is included with every Volume!
See a Sample New Issue e-Club
Standing Order Series
J.W. Pepper® is the leading supplier for many publisher’s series and complete editions. New volumes for these series are announced regularly in our New Issue e-Club. Libraries interested in subscribing to any series should contact our Library Services Department for more information.
See a Selection of Series available through J.W. Pepper®
New Music Releases Menu
Check here often to make sure you haven't missed any important new issues! Located on our Library Services page, this on-line feature is an archive of past New Issue e-Clubs. Order directly from the list, or add titles to a Suspended Order for ordering later in the year.
Essential Scores Menu Navigation
This navigation tool located by highlighting the library menu from our homepage, features scores essential to music libraries. From here you can browse by categories such as instrumental music, vocal music, full and study scores, and music books.
Services & information
Pepper® offers many unique services that has made us the largest sheet music store in the world. Our dedicated staff is ready to assist you.
Pepper®'s Total Satisfaction Guarantee
Every order you place with J.W. Pepper® is backed by our Total Satisfaction Guarantee. Should you wish to return any material, for any reason, you will always receive full credit, guaranteed. To return an order, simply send the items using the return label you received with your order.
We ship all in stock items the same day the order is placed, providing the order is received by 3:00 eastern time.
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Track your order
Where's your order? Check the shipment status of recent orders using our Order Tracking option. Orders shipped via UPS or FedEx are traceable by entering your email address and password.
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Order music on approval
Music directors can order one copy of as many titles as necessary to review for 30 days. Return what you do not want to keep, and pay only for the items you want. Your invoice will be due 60 days from the day the order is shipped, and will not appear due on your monthly statement until the 30 day approval period has passed.
Music organizations (school or church music programs, community music groups and professional ensembles) that set up an account with us can be billed with each shipment, with payment due net 30 days. Approval orders are normally due 60 days after shipment to you.
Suspend an order
You can easily change or delete an order in progress, or complete the purchase for items in your shopping cart. Simply suspend the order to earmark that order for future purchases or changes until you're ready to buy.
Join one of our many free music clubs to be informed via email of important new music in your areas of interest. We send updates about once a month. You'll find a club for everything from marching band music to sacred handbell music. It's easy to register for our online music clubs by selecting your music genre.
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Review your account
See invoices that have been shipped and billed to your account
Pay your account online
If you have an established Pepper® billing account, try our fast, secure and convenient online bill paying option. You can manage your entire bill payment process online anytime, anywhere you have internet availability.
Print or email copies of invoice
Easily view, print, or email copies of your invoices here. This is a great way to communicate information if you work with a bookkeeper.
Update your email address or password
Please keep your email address current so we can contact you via email of any important issues with your order.
Update your mailing address
Please let us know of any mailing address changes to ensure your music arrives promptly.
Create or update your express checkout profile
Express checkout lets you buy with ease. Click here to create or update your Express Checkout profile.
Click here to access Account Services
As the leading sheet music retailer in North America, Pepper® is involved in many exciting music events for music directors, music educators and performers. Visit our events calendar page to find an event in your area of interest.
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Music copyright resources
Click here to find valuable information about music copyright laws and how they pertain to buying music legally. Pepper® respects the rights of all copyright holders, and will not knowingly engage in any sale that violates those rights.
About J.W. Pepper®
A Tradition of Service for over 130 Years
In the decade following America's Civil War, a small, family-run print shop opened for business in Philadelphia. From humble beginnings, James Welsh Pepper dedicated his business to one purpose, to serve the musical needs of a nation. That tradition continues today.
A Brief History of Pepper®
Pepper® Photo Gallery and History page
has 15 locations in the United States.
Visit our branch locations page
to find a store near you.
Get help finding music
If you need help finding music, we're happy to help! You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, call us at 1-800-345-6296.
Get help with technical problems
Our technical staff can be reached via email at email@example.com. We can respond to emails Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How to reach Pepper®
Call us toll-free: 1-800-345-6296.
Fax us toll-free: 1-800-260-1482.
Mail your order:
J.W. Pepper & Son®
P.O. Box 850
Valley Forge, PA 19482
How to submit photos for inclusion in Pepper® catalogs and promotions
Our print and online catalogs and promotions often feature Pepper® customers. Click here to find out how you, your performing group, or your students may be featured.
Useful Links to Music Related Resources
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