CASS exists to promote the playing of the clarinet and saxophone at all levels from beginners to serious students, keen amateurs and professionals and in all musical styles. Members of CASS receive a very well-produced, full-colour, quarterly magazine packed full of interesting articles on the two instruments, features on celebrity players, reviews of CDs instruments, reeds and equipment as well as ‘live’ concerts and listings of forthcoming performances. In addition the Society organises various events such as ‘play-days’ in different parts of the country, and acts as custodian of an extensive library of works, any of which can be borrowed for a nominal sum. Members can also advertise, free of charge, any instruments or accessories you may wish to sell.
The International Double Reed Society
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented. IDRS also maintains diplomatic relations with other national double reed organizations from around the world. Currently, the British Double Reed Society, IDRS Deutschland e.v., the Japan Bassoon Society, The Japan Oboe Association, Nederlandstalig Dubbelriet, Finnish Double Reed Society (Suomen Oboe- ja Fagottiseura r.y.), Association française du Hautbois, Gesellschaft der Freunde der WIENER OBOE, Magyar (Hungarian), and French Bassoon Society are all associate members of the International Double Reed Society.
The British Flute Society
Annual membership of the British Flute Society entitles you to: * Four quarterly editions of Pan, the journal of the BFS. * Reduced rate entrance to many BFS events * An introductory discount at AFT retailers (UK only) * Discount on Instrument Insurance (UK only) * Access to a UK wide network of Area Reps
The International Horn Society
The website of the International Horn Society: If you have information to share or just want to browse and get to know us, feel free to use this site to its fullest, from information about HORN events, including future international workshops, to our various reference articles, or just to check out job openings or horns for sale that have been shared with us. We hope this will provide you with a window on the HORN world that will encourage you to join the IHS and to keep coming back for more.
S. J. Music
SJ Music publishes string chamber music and there is a special selection of music for 'cellists.
The Clarinet Pages
The Clarinet Pages, a Source of Information for the Clarinet Amateur, Professional, and Anyone Who "just wants to know" about the clarinet.
Patrick Clement's Site for Wind Music
At Patrick Clement's site you can find arrangements (and a few original pieces) by Patrick Clements. These largely comprise music for the standard wind octet (pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns and bassoons) or nonet (octet plus flute) and for various combinations of horns. Music can be ordered by e-mail, telephone or post.
Phylloscopus Publications offer a catalogue of varied chamber music, mostly for wind instruments. The music ranges from 17th to 21st century, original and arranged, for 1 to 12 players with alternative scoring where appropriate. Some of the music is accessible to less experienced players, most is suited to good amateurs. Section headings: flute, oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais, bassoon, other wind instruments, double reed ensembles, ensembles with keyboard, mixed wind ensembles, with strings, with voices.