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John Palmer’s ‘without’ for solo violin appears on a recent release “Dots/Lines” by the Sapporo-born violinist Takao Hyakutome, alongside the likes of Yannis Kyriakides, Johan Svensson or Takashi Tokunaga.  The piece, commissioned by Ensemble Omega and written for Utae Nakagawa in 2006, is inspired by the Japanese ‘ma’, exploring silence as a dynamic force coming from …

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Composers Edition is delighted to announce that Bernd Asmus has joined our ranks. “Very happy to join with and open up to the world through CE. I am looking forward to wonderful new encounters and experiences!” says the award-winning German composer who favours rarely used instruments as equal chamber music partners (singing saw, thunder sheet…), and enjoys working with …

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To celebrate the work of composer Michael Finnissy in his 70th birthday year, The Music Department of City, University of London presents a two-day conference devoted to the composer’s work held on 19 and 20 January 2017. Alongside lectures and performances, the two-day event will feature Ian Pace performing Michael Finnissy’s five-and-a-half hour magnum opus, The History of …

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This season, Bushra El-Turk is working with Streetwise Opera as its Composer in Residence for Middlesbrough. In collaboration with the performers, she will create a new chorus inspired by Britten’s canticle, ‘Abraham and Isaac’. Her composition will be performed at a Middlesbrough Opera Hour in early 2017 and Streetwise Opera 15th anniversary celebration in London in …

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Composers Edition are pleased to announce that James Gardner, who has gained a reputation for his explorations of crossroads between contemporary and electronic music, has become a member of our international family. CE will be initially publishing four of his compositions: blessed unrest for violin, cello and piano; Displacement Activities for speaking pianist and electronics; Grauschlieren for clarinet …

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About Composers Edition

The newly launched Composers Edition offers ready access to professional composers' own imprints, delivered in days to your door, or downloaded in seconds!

Our speedy print-on-demand and digital download service means that new works can be available days after the composer has finished composing.

What's more, because composers retain all rights to their works, by purchasing through Composers Edition customers are helping to ensure that composers get the maximum return for their skilled creative endeavours.

We'll be adding more Composers soon, so do keep in touch via our mailing list and social media (see right).

I'm a Composer - Can I publish my works with Composers Edition?

Composers Edition offers a subscription based service to professional composers.

Providing you produce well presented scores and parts and can demonstrate significant demand for your works, then Composers Edition can help.

To find out more go to Composer Application.