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CE for
Ensembles
& Orchestras

Conductors, artistic directors and musical curators – we’re here for you! We understand that programming and performing new contemporary repertoire can bring particular challenges. Selecting new orchestral and ensemble works is rarely a case of simply browsing and choosing. Whatever your needs you’ll get a personal service from the Composers Edition team. Performing Artist Services Manager Isa Gibbs is standing by and would love to hear from you!

Find the perfect fit for your programme

If you head over to our catalogue search or any category you’ll be able to search and filter according to composer(s), duration and year(s) of composition. You can also select particular composer(s) and combine any of these with text search of anything from a particular instrument to a theme or type of work. Here are some examples:

Ensemble, including piano up to 15 minutes duration

Ensemble works composed since 2020

Chamber or Ensemble + ‘electronics’

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Great repertoire ideas

If you’ve already got an idea of what you’re looking for – perhaps something to fit the theme of your concert, or partner a repertoire classic – go ahead and send us a call for works and we’ll gather a hand-picked collection of great suggestions for you. 

Undiscovered works

Living composers continue to produce new works so there may be works by our composers which aren’t yet published but could be perfect for your performance. Plus, often our composers will be happy to make adjustments to existing pieces so they work just as well for you. Find out more with a call for works

Digital perusal scores

All of our works pages on this website provide previews, but we understand that for bigger programming decisions you might need to peruse whole scores. No problem! simply let us know which works you’re interested in and we’ll provide free digital perusal copies.

Affordable hire & sale

To ensure tight budgets don’t get in the way of music-making we tailor our prices according to who you are and the specifics of your performance – get in touch to benefit from our flexible pricing.

Premiere a new work

Composers sometimes compose orchestral and ensemble works not to commission but because the works simply demand to be composed. Join the CE Club to receive email updates on pieces awaiting their first performance and grab the chance to make history!

As well as having the privilege of bringing a new work to life, including a premiere in your programme is a great way to build a sense of anticipation and intrigue to draw your audiences in. Here at Composers Edition we want you to know that, whoever you are, you can be a part of musical history by commissioning new work – specially composed for you. 

Since the process of commissioning can be somewhat of an enigma, we’ve made it our mission to help demystify it for you, guiding you through what is a truly exciting process. And as ever, we’re here to advise and support you throughout your project.

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