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Answers to your questions
and announcement of policies of
VHSource, LLC and website.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Why can't I see linked documents? Why must I create an account?
In order to better serve our customers, we are asking all people interested in VHSource to create an account and log-in. There is no cost and the log-in allows you immediate access to all linked documents which will open automatically, allow you to post a comment to the Forum and receive the monthly newsletter. This E-newsletter will only go to registered users and only registered users will be able to download back issues.
2) I registered but I don't see a confirmation e-mail. What is the problem?
Some e-mail programs are very aggressive when it comes to e-mail they do not recognize. We are finding that if a user doesn't receive a confirmation in a relatively short time, that it has been classified as SPAM and will be found in that directory. To counteract this problem, create an entry in your address book for
and you'll receive your mail from VHSource, LLC. If you are still having problems, e-mail
and we'll fix the problem manually, making sure you can log in.
3) How soon will I receive my download purchase?
As soon as the PayPal engine approves your purchase, you will receive an e-mail confirming that and sending you to the download area. You may download your purchase 3 times in 5 days. After the 5th day, the downloadable file will no longer be available to you. Please plan you purchase accordingly. NOTE: We have had a few folks elect to use e-checks for purchasing downloads. Be aware that e-check can take up to 8 to 10 days as they must clear the e-check issuer first and then PayPal. Using a credit card is the fastest way to get your document. Should you have any difficulty whatsoever regarding obtaining your download, please do not hesitate to contact
4) I believe I can find this material for free on the Internet. Why should I buy from Shop VHSource?
There are a number of reasons, why purchasing materials is better than downloading free materials:
A) Our materials are for performance purposes as well as research and to that end we have optimized the document, including removing the shaded background coloration as much as possible that results in the photocopying of older documents which are often discolored. You will also find only one page of score/part on a page -- never two in reduced size. Victor Herbert materials range in age from 80 to 110 years old and photocopying actually improves the quality of the document.
B) When you purchase from VHSource, you not only get the document but you have access to VHSource, LLC owner's years of experience and knowledge in finding and producing Herbert materials. If you have questions, you have a direct real person source for the answers and if we can't provide the answer, we'll find someone who can.
C) Shop VHSource materials are ready for performance use, especially piano/vocals, scores and parts. If they are offered by Shop VHSource they have been performed previously, whether they are newly entered into the computer or photocopies of older parts. In short, they have been played down.
D) VHSource, LLC Owner, Alyce Mott, has maintained vherbert.com since 1999 and has specialized in finding answers for Herbert lovers and promoting Herbert performances. In addition, she and co-founder Dino Anagnost of the Little Orchestra Society created the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project in 1995 which has presented 12 Herbert concerts at New York City's Lincoln Center involving such stars as Sally Anne Howes, Estelle Parsons, Lynn Redgrave and Patrice Munsel. She is the librettist for 12 new performance versions of the most famous Herbert operettas.
5) I don't see the production, song, scores, parts I'm looking for. Can you Help?
Absolutely, if you don't see it, e-mail us and we'll get to work. A customer in England was recently looking for the libretto to The Enchantress, sent us an e-mail and had the document within four days. If it's in our offices, we'll have it in the store in less than one week.
It will be a good many years before everything that VHSource, LLC has accumulated over the past two decades will be on-line. We also have contracted with other music publishers who also have materials. We'll also tell you who is currently selling regularly published materials. We augment the regular Music Publishing Companies and know what's out there for easy purchase. Shop often - you never know what item will appear next. You may also subscribe to the store through an RSS feed located on the first page of Shop VHSource and be kept up-to-date as items are added.
6) Do I get performance rights?
Shop VHSource deals in Public Domain materials as well as copyrighted works. For the time being, look for the words Public Domain, New Version or Leaseable at the beginning of the information for each production. You always have all production rights for all Public Domain materials. Performance rights to all copyrighted and/or Leaseable materials will need to be conveyed by the owner of those rights.
7) I'm looking for orchestra parts but don't see what I need. What do I do next?
Again, e-mail us and we'll get to work - either making available what you need if it already exists or finding someone who can create it for you. This is definitely true for individual songs. Whole operettas are a different matter. VHSource, LLC is constantly searching for individuals who wish to be involved in saving these American treasures. If you wish to be involved, contact
8) Is there a difference between Shop VHSource materials and those sold at established Music Publication houses?
All VHSource materials are coming from the original Victor Herbert scores. Whenever you are looking to purchase scores and parts from anyone, be sure to ask that question. Victor Herbert was an orchestration genius and anyone who does more than re-arrange the order of original materials is suspect. We recommend also being wary of "arranged by" or "music added by" labels. You can trust the names Otto Langey and Harold Sanford as both men were approved by Herbert during his lifetime. Lynn Harrell, a marvelous cellist who has loving created new Herbert materials for cello and strings, is an equally trusted name.
If you have still more questions we haven't covered, send them off and we'll add to our collection. Remember to program Victor Herbert or ask your local orchestra to do so. You will not ever regret it! It is truly "music for the soul."
Welcome to VHSource
Before you may become a member of VHSource, you should read all of the policies listed herein. These policies become effective on April 1, 2008 and were revised as of January 16, 2014. By using the services on the VHSource website (vherbert.com or VHSource.com) (the "Site"), you are agreeing to the following policies:
1. All research areas shall remain open to the public at all times. Anyone wishing to submit research material shall do so through the Publisher,
2. One must become a registered member with a login to actually purchase from Shop VHSource and see all pdf materials. Registered membership is free.
- Anyone wishing to sell digital librettos, piano vocal scores, scores and parts, pictures, reviews, historic articles should contact
regarding entering into a vendor agreement for their files. All materials must be in either pdf format or mp3. There will be no inventory required other than the digital file.
- Anyone entering into a vendor agreement must represent their ownership of each item offered.
3. News areas shall remain open to the public at all times.
- Anyone wishing production dates or news to be published on the site, should submit same to publisher Alyce Mott.
- If VHSource obtains news items from the Internet, we will seek approval of the originator of such news for the listing.
- Publisher reserves the right to perform final edits if necessary to maintain the integrity of the site.
- General visitors may submit news for the site through the Publisher at any time by e-mail. Every effort will be made to post news on a timely basiis.
General Use of VHSource
While using this Site, you shall not:
1. post content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on the Site; .
2. violate any laws, third party rights, or our policies;
3. circumvent or manipulate the billing process, or fees owed to VHSource;
4. post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information);
5. distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
6. distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm VHSource, or the interests or property of VHSource users;
7. copy, modify, or distribute content from the Sites and VHSource's copyrights and trademarks; or
8. harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us.
Shop VHSource (E-Commerce Store) will ensure that listed items do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties. If you believe that your rights have been violated, please notify
and we will investigate.
Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Sites if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time.
Fees and Services
Joining VHSource and registering as a user are free services. You will need to be a registered user and logged in to either see the pdf samples or purchase from the store. Changes to this policy are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen days' notice by posting the changes on the Sites.
Unless otherwise stated, all pricing in Shop VHSource E-Commerce Store will be quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with the site at the time of purchase by credit card. Please be advised that if you choose to omit address, city and state from the Purchase Order when you check out, you will be charged New York State Sales Tax which is NOT refundable.
Please feel free to e-mail
if you wish to make other arrangement. If your payment method fails or you have made other arrangements and your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. As this is primarily a digital download site, unapproved credit card utilization will simply result in NO Download capabilities. Please contact VHSource if you have a not-for-profit tax-exempt certificate so we can accommodate your account. Iif you live in any state other than New York, you will not be taxed no matter what your status unless you fail to identify your address in the Purchase Order.
When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. We will always credit you with the origination of such content.
You will not hold VHSource responsible for other users' actions or inactions, including things they post. You acknowledge that we are a venue which allows for the sale and/or rental of hard-to-find Public Domain and/or copyrightable scores, piano/vocals, orchestra parts, librettos, musical presentations, photos, reviews and e-books in digital download formats,. at anytime, from anywhere, in a variety of pricing formats and venues. Given the extreme age of some of the materials offered in Shop VHSource, we have no control over readability of photocopies of original materials and cannot improve the quality and/or readability of such materials. Rest assure that anyone selling on this site is under contract to VHSource and has been thoroughly screened as to the source and quality of their materials. If a source is not a registered Vendor of VHSource, we cannot totally attest to the integrity of their created materials. However, we will not list any non Vendor materials without the belief that such items were created from original materials and the believed source of same.
We do not transfer legal ownership of original items represented by the digital files from the seller to the buyer. Further, you shall have the right to download your purchase three (3) times during the five (5) days immediately following your purchase. We cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our digital products beyond the stated window of time (5 days) and/or repetition of digital downloads (3) purchased by any user. Should you encounter any problems regarding obtain your purchased download, do not hesitate to contact VHSource.
Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted, we exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of our Sites. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
Regardless of the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, and (b) $100.
If you have a dispute with one or more registered users of VHSource, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Access and Interference
Much of the information on the Sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to VHSource by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Sites for any purpose without our express written permission.
Additionally, you agree that you will not:
- take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from the Sites without the prior expressed written permission of VHSource and the appropriate third party, as applicable; or
- interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or any activities conducted on the Sites.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We use your information only for the purposes of contacting you directly relating to VHSource business. We view protection of users' privacy as a very important community principle. We store and process your information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. You can access and modify the information you provide us and choose not to receive certain communications by signing-in to your account.
You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
VHSource, LLC is located at 302 West 105th Street, #3C, New York, NY 10025.
We may amend this Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this Site. Except as stated elsewhere, all amended items shall automatically be effective 15 days after they are initially posted. These Policies may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by us.
You may report complaints to the Division of Consumer Services of the New York Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them www.nyc.gov.