By means of the search functions in this databank it is not only possible to search for any of over 313,000 titles contained in about 4,000 sourcebooks but also for groups of songs related by theme or created by specific composers or poets.
Because of the legal situation in Germany today, it is necessary to adhere to the 'Conditions of Use' when ordering material from the song category 'Soldier / Patriotic'. These conditions will automatically appear should songs in this category be present in your order. They must be accepted before your order can be sent.
Neither lyrics nor notations are stored in this databank. That would, in many cases, violate copyrights. Instead, detailed content listings of all song books in the archive are found here. All songs are listed by their first text-line. In addition songs can be sorted according to themes, composers, poets, centuries and many other searchable criteria such as if an arrangement is available for a certain song.
Detailed developing and updating work in all facets of this archive requires untold amounts of time and energy. In Gudrun Nitschke I have recently found someone willing to dedicate many hours of her precious time for this purpose. I am deeply grateful to her for this!
To request a song, click on the song title in the search results.
Only in this way can songs be ordered.
Explanations of a few search criteria:
Arrangement - This term means that the song has more than one staff sytem. It may be composed for voice or instruments. A song search for multiple voices - without having clicked on 'Arrangements' - will result for the most part in pieces with only one staff system. Arrangements for multiple voices are, for the greater part, written for voice and not instruments.
For various instruments - This search criteria locates songs that can be played on a variety of instruments.
- Historic details - By also clicking on this item in a search, those songs for which background information is present are found.