Welcome to Corda Music Publications

We publish more than 450 varied editions for guitar, for strings and for early music instruments.
All our editions are presented by category for easy and fast on-line browsing - just click on the appropriate catalogue title listed below.

NEW PRICES: From 15th March 2013 new prices will apply to some editions. See the catalogues or price list for details.

Since 2012 the UK Post Office has increased prices substantially each year. We will try to find alternative methods of delivery to make it less expensive for you whenever possible – this mainly applies to larger and heavier orders. Please contact us for a quote on your order.





Corda Music On-Line Catalogues

  GUITAR MUSIC

Out of more than 240 editions, we have some 30 books for solo guitar, ranging from collections of easy pieces for beginner and intermediate students up to advanced works for concert performance. There are also tutor books widely used for school teaching. We have more than 150 ensemble pieces for guitar trio, quartet, quintet, sextet and octet, covering every ability from beginner to professional. In addition, you will find more than 25 guitar duets, an intriguing selection of chamber music for guitar with other instruments and some delightful volumes of guitar songs from the 19th century. To hear some sample recordings from our editions, click: Recordings

 STRING EDITIONS

We specialise in viola music, but our editions include works for violin, viola, cello and double bass, ranging from baroque and early classical repertoire to modern times. Many of these are now in print for the first time. There are also pieces suitable for school ensembles. Our Viola section features works by William Alwyn, Gordon Jacob, Arnold Bax, Watson Forbes, Kenneth Harding, Minna Keal, Adam Gorb, Brian Chapple, John Webb and other contemporary composers. In addition to solo viola music there are ensembles for 3, 4, 5 and 6 violas. See VIOLA MUSIC for the separate catalogue. To hear some sample recordings from our editions, click: Recordings

 EARLY MUSIC

Solo and ensemble music from the mid 16th century up to 1800. Principally for string players and singers, but including some flute music and consort music apt for recorders and other melody instruments. The scholarly editions are based on careful study of the original sources and we are proud to list several eminent musicologists amongst our editors. Of special importance are the books by Judy Tarling: Baroque String Playing, BSP-1 which is now in its third edition, and The Weapons of Rhetoric, WOR-1. See also Alison Crum's new book The Viol Rules. To hear some sample recordings from our editions, click: Recordings



The pages of the three main catalogues above will give you a short description of each piece of music, with prices and details of extra sets of parts, etc. Feel free to contact us if you need to ask for more information. If you only want a plain list of prices without detail of the music's content, click on the link below. This includes a few works which do not come under the headings of the three main catalogues, for example a couple of works for wind instruments by Minna Keal, and some saxophone arrangements made for the Paragon Saxophone Quartet. For ordering music, see the link at the foot of this page.

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OTHER CORDA PROJECTS

  GOETHE and the Guitar

This project throws a revealing light on the popularity of the guitar in Germany around 1800. Many poems by Goethe and Schiller were used by composers before the famous settings by Schubert, and large numbers of these songs were accompanied by guitar. A selection of 24 songs is available on a CD, and there are four books of songs published so far.


JANE AUSTEN'S MUSIC

A special project by Ian Gammie and Dr Derek McCulloch, developed from their published catalogue of the music collection held by the Jane Austen Trust at Chawton in Hampshire. The project will encompass the publication and recording of domestic chamber music and songs by composers whose works were copied by Jane Austen into her own manuscript books. For performances of this music by ensembles The Windsor Box & Fir Company and Café Mozart. see: Concerts


 The CD " Endearing Young Charms " The Guitar Songs of Tom Moore (1779 - 1852)

A fascinating insight into the musical life of the Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) He was the most famous singer of his generation and an erstwhile guitarist. Check out two books of his songs with guitar accompaniment, (including The Minstrel Boy, The Last Rose of Summer, The Meeting of the Waters, The Harp that once, etc) plus a CD recording and a mine of information about early 19th century guitar songs.


  CDs

We have a number of CDs featuring music from our printed editions, or featuring artists who have close associations with Corda Music. See also the websites for two music groups who perform our music on a regular basis. www.galliarda.org.uk and www.cafemozart.org


Ordering from Corda Music

  How To Order From Us Direct

The quickest ways to order Corda Music editions: phone, fax and email.

  Printable Order Form

Simply complete it, print it and put your order in the post! You don't need to use this if contacting us by email, just send an ordinary email with a list of whatever editions you are interested in.

  Shops Which Stock Corda Music

Shops in many countries across the globe where you can buy or order Corda Music editions.

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More About Corda

  Who we are

More about Corda, a small business based in St Albans, U.K.

  Our Software

More about how Corda produces high quality legible music offering excellent value for money.

  How To Contact Us

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