Encore Publications

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

The catalogue enjoys a worldwide reputation as a specialist publisher of choral music featuring the works of more than 90 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 now balanced by a rapidly growing range of instrumental and educational publications, as well as some orchestral works.

Our customers include cathedrals, churches, choral societies, 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 contributed a set of Preces and Responses, which was commissioned by the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2013, while Paul Edwards has provided another set containing a few French-influenced harmonies.

We encourage you to explore the choral publications for Lent, Holy Week and Easter. These include the Passion narratives in emotional musical settings by Richard Lloyd, Philip Moore, David Price and John Scott covering the four Gospels. There are a number of fresh, new Easter carol which you should read and consider, such as On Easter Day our Lord arose by John Bertalot, Mary, cease from sadness now by Philip Ledger, Alleluia, Christ is risen arranged by June Nixon and Jesus Christ is risen arranged by Paul Trepte. Philip Ledger's Easter cantata, The Risen Christ, is a major resource containing five original carols.

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