Uli Schauerte, musician

Don't worry – I'm not a quartet.

I exist only once, and that's alright.

But maybe I should mention that there are two musicians named Uli/Ulrich Schauerte. I therefore always name myself Uli - a distinguishing feature that does not prevent confusion, but will perhaps reduce it. And the montage may not be a bad fit anyway: I think I'm not a multiple personality, but a versatile musician anyway...


FAQ about my orchestral accompaniments

1. Where do I find free samples of all orchestral playbacks ?

The repertoire is sorted by composer. By clicking on one of the photos or blue linked information below you'll find a play button for each playback as an extended score video.


Alexander von ZEMLINSKY Maeterlinck-Lieder


Johannes BRAHMS Alt-Rhapsodie


Héctor BERLIOZ Les nuits d'été


Richard WAGNER Wesendonck lieder



 Jules MASSENET meditation from »Thaïs«


2. How do I proceed to purchase a playback?

Please write me in a mail to uschau@aol.com which title(s) you want to have. I'll respond immediately. Of course your phone call is also welcome. 

3. I would like to know the prices before I contact you. Where can I find them?   

One minute of music costs between 0.50 € and 0.75 € depending on the number of orchestral instruments in use and on the complexity of the score. The prices for the single playbacks can also be found by clicking on the photo of the respective composer – or maybe not: I am working on it. However, I am willing to discuss discounts and special conditions with you anyway. 


4. And how do I pay?
Oversea's customers are asked to send the money to my mail address via PayPal. Within Europe both PayPal and transfer to my bank account is possible.


5. Why are the prices in US dollars slightly above the usual exchange rate?
This way I cushion the fee PayPal charges the recipient as soon as non-European currencies are involved.


6. How do the playbacks get shipped to me ?
Since these are files with too large volume to be sent as e-mail attachments, I upload them on a server (support@workupload.com) and send you an e-mail with a link enabling you to download the files.



7. In which file format are the playbacks available ?
For best sound quality, I recommend ordering them as WAV files. However, I can also provide them in compressed form (as MP3) if you prefer.


8. Is it possible to order various keys (tonalities) ?
Yes, in principle it is, even without problems and usually without surcharge. However, mainly for technical reasons, but also as a musician, I recommend to deviate no more than a minor third up- or downwards form the original key(s).



9. How about copyright?

At present I'm not a member of the GEMA. So, as soon as my membership is confirmed, the following rules might have to be modified...

9a) What is allowed ?
Before I send you the mail providing the download link, you have to signalize in one of your mails, that you will accept a license agreement stating that you are allowed to use any of the purchased tracks for public performances and/or recordings, even commercially, provided that my participation is adequately acknowledged and each track is inseparable from the complete and well audible vocal part,..
9b) What is not allowed ?
...however, it is strictly forbidden to pass any of the files to third parties, as long as they are instrumental and not yet combined with their complete vocal parts. In so far you do not purchase objects changing hands, but just untransferable personal licenses.


10. Is it possible to commission an orchestra playback as a custom-made product ?
In principle it is, and it happens from time to time. I would ask you to consider two issues: there is not the slightest division of labour in my »company«. Everything that is created is done on my own. Therefore, I may have to ask you for patience and for the time I need to carry out your order conscientiously. Please also bear in mind that the price per minute for such a custom-made work is about ten to fifteen times higher than what is already in my stock at the time of your request. Depending on the amount of work required, this is about 7.50 to 10.00 € per minute. Furthermore, I ask for your understanding that I will not grant exclusive licenses for such custom-made products, but that you will accept that all singers who order the respective playback after you will receive it under the same conditions under which I offer "repertoire" and "slow seller"...