Agency Publications

News from the publishers for whom we hold UK distribution rights

Cantiones Press – founded by Alistair Dixon are scholarly publishers of new editions of the Latin music of Thomas Tallis and his continental contemporaries, closely associated with the Chapelle du Roi chamber choir and Signum records.

Their most important recent issues comprise Robert White’s 6-part Lamentations.  While earlier than the better-known 5-part setting, they have a rugged individuality to them, not unlike the relationship between the Byrd and Tallis Lamentations. We have also recently issued White’s fourth setting of Christe qui lux es et dies.

Our Cathedral Choirs in particular are showing an increasing liturgical interest in Latin settings of Magnificat. Now available are settings by Guerrero (Tone IV) and the four-part setting by Tallis.  The Guerrero is available either for SATB or Men’s Voices, while the Tallis is for SSAT.

Further information about the Cantiones Press may be had from its website

Oxenford Imprint
– founded by Professor David Wulstan and associated with his choir the Clerkes of Oxenford.  A highlight of the catalogue comprises Complete Edition volumes of the Latin works of John Sheppard.

The Oxenford Imprint has ceased issuing new material, but we have recently brought together John Sheppard’s two settings of Libera nos, salva nos into one copy – cheaper and more convenient thus.