Encore Publications

Encore Publications was founded in 1992 and exists today as an independent publisher with an impressive range of printed music comprising about 450 items.

The catalogue enjoys a worldwide reputation as a specialist publisher of choral music featuring the works of more than 100 composers. The church music and organ lists have evolved from the music of leading musicians such as Peter Aston, Stephen Cleobury CBE, Sir Philip Ledger CBE, Richard Lloyd, Philip Moore, June Nixon, Simon Preston CBE and James Whitbourn, plus significant contributions by Bryan Kelly and Alan Ridout. This core activity is balanced by a rapidly growing range of instrumental and educational publications, as well as works for orchestra.

Our customers include cathedrals, churches, choral societies, orchestras, schools, universities and colleges, as well as trade customers, in major territories including the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. We also work with record companies and broadcasters, particularly those that have an interest in choral music.

We provide a comprehensive range of pieces including newly published items. If you are searching for music for the liturgy, we draw your attention to the new settings of the Evening Service by Richard Lloyd, Andrew Lumsden and Philip Moore. Ronald Corp has also contributed a set of Preces and Responses, while Paul Edwards has provided another set containing a few French-influenced harmonies.

We encourage you to explore our choral publications devised for the different times and seasons in the Church year, such as Pentecost, Harvest and the Saints Days. These include three inspiring anthems by Peter Aston, If ye love me, Listen, sweet Dove and The wilderness, as well as Veni Sancte Spiritus by Thomas Hewitt Jones. There are other well crafted pieces including Rejoice in the Lord by Andrew Bryden, Oculi omnium by Stephen Cleobury, The Communion of Saints by Christopher Gower, June Nixon’s Harvest carol, O master, let me walk with thee by Philip Ledger, plus Simon Lole’s pieces For all thy saints, O Lord and How bright these glorious spirits shine.

We hope that you will find appropriate new repertoire for your musical needs.