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About Us

Ourtext is the trading name of John Harding. Its purpose is the creation and publication of chamber music repertoire, particularly for strings. Ourtext places a high value on musical quality and clarity of engraving. All music is printed to order on folded A3 100gsm paper and stapled.

Ourtext now also publishes the string chamber music formerly sold by Merton Music, following the retirement of its founder, Theo Wyatt. In incorporating this material Ourtext has made every effort, over several years, to raise its quality. Its legibility and accuracy have in very many cases been dramatically improved. However, some shortcomings in facsimiles of old editions are beyond practical remedy. If you find any of the material you receive from Ourtext to be unusable, please let us know and we will not hesitate to refund the purchase price.

The Merton Music repertoire included bulky piano parts, for which suitable binding equipment was not available. In some cases pages are stapled as a single booklet. In others the part was divided into a number of smaller fascicles. Neither method is ideal, but Ourtext has sought to minimise difficulties by ensuring an adequate central gutter and by maximising print size.

Ourtext respects copyright and makes every effort to ensure that it is not infringed. In a very few cases we have published copyright work where it was the clear wish of the composer that it should be published, and where efforts to trace the residual copyright holder have failed. If you have reason to believe that your rights have been infringed, please contact us, giving evidence of the basis of your claim, and we will respond accordingly.

Our Contact details:

49 Listria Park
London N16 5SW
United Kingdom

Phone: 020-8800-1284 (International +44 20-8800-1284)
Email: ourtext [at] ourtext [dot] co [dot] uk

Ourtext also has agents in Australia, Germany, Holland and Sweden. For details please see Other Ways to Order
Making A Purchase

You may use this website to order online and pay by credit or debit card. For credit card clearance you will automatically be forwarded to RBS WorldPay.

Alternatively, offline ordering and payment by cheque or bank transfer is possible through agents in the UK, Australia, Germany, Holland, Sweden and USA. For details please see Other Ways to Order

All prices are listed in Sterling, the currency which we accept for online purchases, and exclude postage, which will be added at Checkout. Postage rates are Second Class in the UK, Printed Paper overseas.

For your convenience the site has an embedded currency converter. This is intended for use by customers paying offline in their local currency.

For online transactions the actual exchange rate used will be determined by your bank or credit card company. The converter is maintained by a third party and is based on typical exchange rates at the time of ordering. Ourtext is not responsible for any discrepancy there may be between the rates it employs and those used for the transaction by your bank or credit card company.
Shipping And Handling

A small handling charge is applied to each order. Postage is charged at current Post Office rates. Within the UK Ourtext uses Second Class Post. Overseas orders are sent at the Printed Paper rate. If you have any queries about cost or speed of shipping please contact us.
Delivery Schedule

Wherever possible we process your order immediately, but we are a small business, printing all music to order, and delays can occur as a result of a large volume of orders, sicknesses or holidays. In cases of urgency please contact us and we will make every effort to help.
Tax Charges

No tax is payable on printed music. For any other materials purchased from Ourtext, customers in the UK and European Union may be charged VAT at 17.5 %.

Ourtext's VAT Registration No. is 938 6643 78.
Credit Card Security

Online payment is handled by WorldPay, which is an arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland. For clearance of credit and debit cards you will be redirected to WorldPay's secure server, and your card details will be encrypted in transmission.

Ourtext does not hold any financial information about its customers.

We are human and can make mistakes, but we can also correct them. If you find something wrong, please do not suffer in silence but help us by letting us know. Our promise is that we will our best to put it right.
Reaching Us

Email us at ourtext [at] ourtext [dot] co [dot] uk

Telephone John Harding on 020-8800-1284 (from overseas +44-20-8800-1284)

Write to us at:

49 Listria Park
London N16 5SW
United Kingdom

You can also email one of our overseas agents:

Australia: hicksatmerton [at] hotmail [dot] com

Germany: wolfg [at] ngi [dot] de

Holland: caroline_willem [at] hotmail [dot] com

Sweden: john.teague [at] telia [dot] com

USA: mertonusa [at] yahoo [dot] com
Privacy Policy

Ourtext respects your privacy. Any personal information we may have is used solely for the purposes of supplying your order, and - if you choose to register to receive email news from us - in order to supply information that we believe may be of interest or value to you.

In order to maintain service during periods of pressure, Ourtext may from time to time arrange for orders to be printed and mailed by a third party. Any information is passed to such a third party on the strict understanding that it will be used solely for the purpose of filling that order and dealing with any queries that may arise from it, and that it will not be used for any other purpose, nor passed to any other party.

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Returns Policy

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive which can be found at http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002334.htm

If you change your mind about a purchase, inform us within 7 days of receipt and return the undamaged goods, and we will give you a full refund.