Summer 2018 update
Recently I’ve been making a concerted effort to ensure I have a good range of simple 4-part SATB repertoire available. This new series comprises Motets, Masses and Canticles and the composers represented include Byrd, Lobo, Palestrina, Tye and Victoria. As usual, there is a mix of well-known and less familiar music on offer and you can view this continually-expanding collection here.
I’m thrilled to be supplying scores for various ensembles and courses this summer, including Genesis Sixteen and The Early Music Academy. Genesis Sixteen will be looking at Vigilate and EMA will be studying Taverner’s Western Wind Mass, as well my revision of Percy Buck’s edition of Tallis’s Lamentations (I hope to have the latter available on the website in due course).
Finally, on my desk at the moment is a selection of motets by Palestrina (mostly from his Song of Songs collection) and, following on from my recent edition of Gaude plurimum, I’ve set myself the daunting task of editing Taverner’s Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas, arguably his finest work. I look forward to publishing this glorious music over the coming weeks
A personal milestone – 200 and counting!
I’m delighted to say that following the publication of Palestrina’s Magnificat Primi Toni a8, it takes the total number of editions I have available to 200! Thank you to everyone who has helped me this far – my customers, my musical colleagues – but particularly Jamie Wright without who’s technical support (and patience!) this website would never have been built.
I’m always looking to add new repertoire to my collection – please do get in touch via the contact form to make requests – and I look forward to sharing many more editions here. Here’s to the next 200…!
April 2018 update – Crecquillon, Victoria and site improvements
The lead-up to Easter was a particularly busy period with singing work but I did manage to complete a series of pieces by the Flemish composer Thomas Crecquillon (c.1505-c.1557) during March. Despite being one of the greatest composers of his generation, his music today is not well-known outside of academic circles and deserves to be heard more often. I’m very pleased to have four Motets and three Masses available, including the stunning Missa Mort m’a privé. As always, editions are available for both high and low voice choirs and sold in multiples of 10.
My next project is a new series of works by Tomás Luis de Victoria (arguably the greatest Spanish composer of the Renaissance) and will include Masses, Motets, Hymns and Magnificats. Full details of the pieces included can be found here.
Finally, I’ve also taken the time to make some improvements to the website. As well as browsing by composer, you can now browse and search for editions in all sorts of different ways, including voicing, genre, language, nationality and season/theme. Click here to find out more.
February 2018 update
It’s been a busy start to 2018 with no fewer than 13 new titles published since the beginning of the year. I began by expanding my collection of English Masses and I’m delighted to have available a number of settings by Sheppard, Tallis, Taverner and Tye. Recent additions include Tallis’s Missa Salve intemerata and the Western Wind Masses of Sheppard, Taverner and Tye. All are wonderful examples of their respective composer’s output and, unusually for English Pre-Reformation Masses, are short enough to be sung as part of modern Church services.
Staying with English music, I’ve made significant additions to my collection of music by Robert White. His Psalm motets are some of the finest examples of Tudor polyphony but good modern performing editions for SATB choirs are not readily available. Four Motets and one Respond are now available at both the written pitch and transposed up for modern mixed-voice choirs.
It’s also been a busy time for commissions and I’m very pleased to have supplied bespoke editions for Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and The Lea Singers. I hope to have these available on the website in due course.
Finally, on my desk at the moment, I have three Masses by Thomas Crecquillon – Missa Domine Deus omnipotens, Missa D’ung petit mot and Missa Mort m’a privé – and I look forward to publishing these wonderful pieces over the next few weeks.