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 and academics of the highest caliber, including Peter Aston, Stephen Cleobury CBE, Jeremy Dibble, Edward Higgibottom, Sir Philip Ledger CBE, Richard Lloyd, Andrew Millington, Philip Moore, John Morehen, Martin Neary, June Nixon, Timothy Noon, Simon Preston CBE, John Sanders OBE 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, plus a number of compositions 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 Philip Moore’s vibrant Missa in Tempore Paschali with plainsong propers, as well as 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 Easter, Pentecost and Trinity. There are quality pieces for Eastertide including John Bertalot’s fresh new carol arrangement, On Easter Day our Lord arose, Philip Ledger’s cantata The Risen Christ and Timothy Noon’s anthem Love bade me welcome, together with an imaginative mix of pieces by Peter Aston, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Philip Lawson and Richard Lloyd, which are suitable for Whit Sunday. Philip Ledger’s popular arrangement of This joyful Eastertide is now available with new words by Robin Morrish as a carol for the Trinity, We praise the Lord, our God.

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