Welcome to Fand Music Press

Fand Music Press is a publisher of high quality sheet music, CDs and books, all focussing on accessible 20th Century and contemporary composers and concentrating mainly on first editions. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to explore the catalogue. Further details, such as information about ordering, can be found on the Contact/Info page.


15th September 2014: Fand on YouTube (and social media)

Fand Music Press now has its own YouTube channel!

We intend to use this to promote particular music published by Fand, and hopefully also future events. The channel is being launched with three commercial recordings of music by Peter Thompson: the Marc Chagall Suite, the Bolinge Hill from Sketches & Fancies and Sonatina for Cello and Piano. Here are the YouTube playlists:

Each piece of music is accompanied by an attractive and appropriate video based on a still image. Please note also that the videos are all available in HD quality; just choose the quality setting you require from the pop-up menu at the bottom-right corner of the YouTube video.

In conjunction with this, Fand has also set up its own page on Google+, which links back both to this main site and to the Fand YouTube channel. Find our page here:

http://plus.google.com/+FandMusicPress

Two new buttons have been added to the Fand menu system – at the bottom-left top-right of the site – which, when clicked, will take the visitor to Fand’s YouTube channel and Google+ page.

Also, since Fand has now started to connect with social media, a new tool has been added: a column of icons at the right of each page allows the visitor to share a page or product with their favourite social media service.


September 2014: New Poetry Books

Fand is excited to announce the publication of two new books of poetry by two authors new to the Fand catalogue: Humanities by Julian Famer and The Year by P. F. Owen.

FM187 Julian Farmer
Humanities

ISBN 978-0-9535125-8-4
£8.50
FM188 P. F. Owen
The Year

LIMITED EDITION

ISBN 978-0-9535125-7-7
£10.50

Both books were released on 1st September and are available to buy now.

Thompson updates

There have also recently been two updates to existing works by Peter Thompson. Most significantly, he has adapted a new Romance for Clarinet in B♭ and Piano from his existing version for viola. Also, a new edition of his Five Elegiac Fragments for small orchestra has been printed. Musically unchanged, the new edition is available as an A3 conducting score and separate set of parts. (The original A4 study score remains available.)

FM186 Peter Thompson
Romance

for Clarinet in B♭ and Piano
£5.95
FM177 Peter Thompson
Romance

for Viola and Piano
£5.95
FM101 Peter Thompson
Five Elegiac Fragments

for small orchestra
£14.50

April 2014: New CD: From Bohemia to Wessex

Fand Music Press is delighted to have played a major role in the inception of the latest CD from the highly acclaimed cello and piano duo of Lionel Handy and Nigel Clayton, featuring a couple of world-première recordings of music published by Fand. The new CD is entitled From Bohemia to Wessex and is available to order now.

SLV1011 Various
From Bohemia to Wessex

Cello Music from the Twentieth Century

Lionel Handy, cello & Nigel Clayton, piano
£6.50

The meatiest work on the disc is the monumental Cello Sonata of John Barton Armstrong, here receiving its first commercial recording. The second piece to be premièred on this CD is Peter Thompson’s Cello Sonatina, coincidentally written in the same year (1981). The disc is rounded off by Handy & Clayton’s continuation of their recordings of the Cello Sonatas of Bohuslav Martinů: this time, number 2.

This is another extremely high-quality issue in a similar style to Handy & Clayton’s previous Bax CD. Cello fans should snap it up for both its superb performances and its unique repertoire.

Strong melodic and rhythmic lines in Martinů’s Sonata put the companion works into perspective. Thompson’s three-movement Sonatina is lyrically captivating. Eloquent performances. ★★★★
Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine (October 2014 p111)

CD prices reduced

Fand would like to draw attention to the fact that it has recently more than HALVED the prices of its single CDs (including the new From Bohemia to Wessex recording). So, now is an excellent opportunity to buy the three previous Handy/Clayton recordings (plus any other CDs from the Fand catalogue, of course!):

CACD0906 Various
CARTER • MESSIAEN • MARTINŮ • CUTLER

Lionel Handy, cello & Nigel Clayton, piano
£6.50
CACD0810 Zoltán Kodály
KODÁLY: Cello Sonata op 8

Lionel Handy, cello, Thelma Handy, violin & Nigel Clayton, piano

plus Sonata op 4; Duo op 7
£6.50
SLV1007 Sir Arnold Bax
BAX: Works for Cello and Piano

Lionel Handy, cello & Nigel Clayton, piano
£6.50

News Archive Previous announcements may be found in the Fand News Archive.