Arrangements of Public Domain Music
While there is no definitive collection of all works that are in the public domain, here's our list of current public domain favorites that are most frequently searched for on Sheet Music Plus:
And here are a few other tips on music in the public domain:
If a work was written in 1923 or later in the United States, it is most likely NOT in the public domain.
If you're looking to arrange a work that was composed outside the U.S, it can get trickier as other countries may have their own copyright laws and dates that differ from the United States.
www.pdinfo.com is a great source for public domain information in the United States and for researching public domain materials. Before you do any arranging, we recommend researching the musical work in question to confirm if it is in the public domain. If you are unable to confirm its public domain status, or if you have doubts, always get permission before using the work in your own arrangement.