The meat and gravy of our improved search is in our filter system. Front and center is a composer filter, so you can easily find music from the writers you love. This smart filter will suggest composers as you type.
If you're not looking for a specific composer, Category is the place to start. This area allows you to quickly dial into the general classification of instrumentation. These categories match the our main navigation bar.
The Subcategory, as expected, will let you further narrow your category. These classifications are similar to what you saw as categories on our previous site but with user-friendly improvements. If you're interested in classroom music resources, you won't want to miss this filter. If you preferred our previous website's categories, Product Types is the filter for you.
The Voicing filter allows you to filter by our music's primary voicing. It's one of our favorite improvements. Now pianists, for example, won't have to scan through all of the choral results to find items that are relevant to them. But don't worry, if you are interested in having particular accompaniments, you can use the Accompaniment filter to search for specific instrumentation and CD resources. For example, you might want to filter by SAB in Voicing and Performance/Accompaniment CD in Accompaniment.
Teachers, handbell musicians, and keyboardists will find the Difficulty filter particularly helpful in searching for resources with specific grade levels and difficulty ratings.
The Thematic Focus filter is equivalent to our previous Usage filter. You can narrow down your results by specific events and thematic ideas in the church and school year.
If you happen to know the specific series or imprint of the music that you're interested in, you can use the Series and Brand filters, respectively.
One of our most "in-beta" features is our Scripture Reference fitler. We're working on improving it, but in the meantime, we suggest that you limit your search to one Book and Chapter. While all results won't be perfectly relevant, your first results should be. Please reach out if we aren't meeting your needs.
Lastly, if you're looking for the newest pieces; doing research on older, out-of-print items; or need to only find results with audio or page samples, the New Release, Include Out of Print, and Samples filters will help you see the most useful results.