Composers Edition

Welcome to Composers Edition - rethinking contemporary music publishing.

New to CE Books

3/12/2015 11:28 AM
Lina Tonia

“I am waiting impatiently for my copy. This looks to be a good book.”
Prof. Eric Somers, New York

“From the part of this book I was involved in, I know that John Palmer is a knowledgeable and insightful interviewer (as well as a highly talented composer of course) - I look forward very much to reading the rest as soon as possible.”
Richard Barrett

CE Books has just launched Conversations featuring twenty of the most influential and pioneering artists of recent times including John Cage, Jonathan Harvey, Evelyn Glennie and Michael Finnissy.  The conversations with CE Composers John Palmer develop organically, roaming between topics as far ranging as compositional technique, creativity and politics. Peppered with artistic vision, anecdote and biographical detail they stand as a unique record of how these artists regard their work and the world in which they live and work.

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Colin Riley

'Beautiful, clever and direct'
Classical Music Magazine
'Tantalising new territory'
The Times

We're delighted to welcome Colin Riley to Composers Edition.  The opening selection of works reflect the directness and genuine integration of stylistic approaches at the heart of Colin's music.  The Inside Springs for orchestra (first performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra) includes electric guitar in a way which makes it sound entirely at home.  The beguiling Shenanigans for clarinet and piano is typical of Colin's chamber music in its beautiful clarity.  His chamber opera Science Fictions  (commissioned by the St Magnus Festival) has just been recorded for DVD release and Colin is busy with several projects as you'll see on his profile - we look forward to publishing new works as they arrive!

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Alastair Greig
'A Composer with a strong lyrical instinct'
The Times

Composers Edition is proud to announce the signing of Alastair Greig.  With commissions from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, festival performances at Spitalfields and Cheltenham festivals and considerable international attention, Grieg finely conceived works have gained prizes and critial acclaim from Warsaw to Paris, Zagreb to New York.

Greig's initial portfolio with Composers Edition includes Insecure Dances in Unstable Times for chamber ensemble premiered by Uroborus Ensmble, the 12-piece piano set Allusions and Distillations recorded by Peter O'Hagan and the solo cello Neruda Fragments work being premiered in New York by Daniel Barett, 21 February 2015.

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Daniel Saleeb

More good news as Composers Edition welcomes Daniel Saleeb who's just made his BBC Singers debut with As de Cantar (available on the BBC iplayer until 14th February.

Saleeb’s compositional practice encompasses choral music such as Deus, qui hodierna (commissioned by Choir & Organ Magazine), organ works including Toccata on "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort" (commissioned by the London Festival of Contemporary Church for William Whiteheads Orgelbchlein Project,) and chamber works such as playful Chaconne (commissioned by the Workers Union Ensemble). He also writes for film and theatre and is Composer-in-Residence at Sheffield Music Academy, which will culminate in performances of his music for young musicians: The Adventures of Green Sleeves, The Boy Made of Bread, The Tramp and the Fiddle, and newly commissioned work Johnny Notehead Plays the Word Machine.

We’re delighted to be working with Saleeb, supporting his developing professional profile - FInd out more...

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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.

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