Ordering Saraband Music's Editions
Please make all money orders/cheques/bank drafts payable to Saraband Music. Please note that any telegraphic transfers from an overseas bank will incur a $20 surcharge, which is what my bank removes from my payment.
A majority of pages on this website have ex-GST prices. Where GST is included in the price is clearly marked on the page. Australian residents please add 10% GST.
A printed invoice is included with all orders, and a pdf quote can be emailed to you on request.
Posting within Australia will normally be done using an Australia Post satchel, either ordinary parcel satchel (which now has a tracking number) or express post. These are often cheaper than sending via ordinary parcels. Saraband Music attempts to pack all items securely, and charges postage and packing at cost.
Please note that no price on this website includes postage. The word "inc." refers to GST (Australian tax) only.
If goods arrive damaged, you should take all wrappings and the damaged items to Australia Post as soon as possible. They should assess the damage and refund money as long as the goods were packed properly and it is obvious that damage was caused in transit. Then we can reorder the music for you.
Parcels may be despatched via Skippy Post (see www.skippypost.com.au) and some may be insured at the customer's expense; Saraband Music reserves the right to insure all parcels with an invoice total of over $100. Customers may request that I do not insure your parcel, but it will be sent by airmail regardless of the method you have indicated (in order to minimise the time for delivery and decrease the time hanging about to get lost or damaged), and Saraband Music assumes absolutely no responsibility in the event of loss or damage. If a parcel is insured, Saraband Music will claim on the insurance and replace the goods as soon as possible after the money is received.
Three methods of mailing are available:
Airmail (10 - 18 days)
Surface mail (up to 3 months or more)
Skippy Post can take anything from 10 - 45 days.
Please note that surface mail is no longer available from Australia to the Asia/Pacific region.
Credit cards: Saraband Music accepts Visa and Mastercard. No other cards are accepted. All transactions must be authorised before music is despatched. Your card will not be charged until music has arrived at Saraband Music.
For orders within Australia, the minimum purchase on credit card is A$20 and a service charge will be added. No service charge for overseas orders.
Please note that all music must be paid for before it is despatched. Due to slow payment from libraries in the past, I can no longer invoice institutions or give credit under any circumstances. Your understanding is appreciated, and there will be no exceptions.
Bank drafts: If posting payment, please pay in Australian dollars, payable to Saraband Music. Your order will be despatched immediately on receipt of payment. Where an item is out of stock, you will be notified by email. Please do not post money until you have an exact amount in A$ including postage.
Cheques: No longer accepted.
Paypal: Not accepted, due to the very high fees associated with it. I've been bitten once too often by this method to accept it.
Please do not post cash in an envelope and post it.
For anyone with an Australian bank account, my bank details are on the bottom of all invoices, and you can do an internet or branch deposit at any branch of the Commonwealth Bank (or post offices that offer this service). Please notify me when this is done so I can check the payment has been received and post your order.
If you are unable to pay by these methods, please email Patrice for further options.
1. Contact Saraband Music to get an estimate on postage. Please phone 07 3129 0537or email patrice @ saraband.com.au (remove spaces). There is no longer a fax machine, and there is no formal order form.
2. Give full contact details (name, address, phone no) and payment method (credit card, bank draft, cheque). (See below for info)
3. Music will be posted to you when payment is received.
Please give the following information in English. Please make sure details are correct, or your order may be delayed.
Personal: Name, address, country, telephone, email.
Order: Composer, title, price, method of despatch (see above).
Payment: Please see above for Australian and overseas options.
Please note that these are Saraband Music agents for Saraband Music publications only. These shops may also stock other publishers which Saraband Music stocks, but for the purposes of this website, they are agents for my editions only.
These businesses are entirely separate from Saraband Music, and cannot accept payments for goods on Saraband Music's behalf.
Boulder Early Music Shop. Located in Eugene, Oregon and owned by Charlie Ogle. www.bems.com
von Huene Workshop. 65 Boylston St. Brookline, MA 02445 USA. Call Eric Haas for further details on (617) 277 8690 or fax (617) 277 7217.
Educational Music Service. Friendly, expert sheet music sellers, whose sales team are professional musicians. Call Carla, Don or Fern on (845) 469 5790 or fax (845) 469 5817. Large catalogue of music in print.
Theodore Front. 16122 Cohasset St., Van Nuys, Ca 91406, USA. Christine Clark and her assistants will help you if you call
(818) 994 1902.
Lazar's Early Music Shop, Mountain View, California. Bill Lazar will assist you with many viol matters, including Saraband's Editions.