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.

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

ISBN 978-0-95-351258-4
FM188 P. F. Owen
The Year

ISBN 978-0-95-351257-7

Both books were released on 1st September and are available to buy now. This site will be updated with more extensive information about each title in a few days’ time.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Lionel Handy, cello & Nigel Clayton, piano

March 2014: Bax: The Happy Forest now available

As promised in last month’s preview, The Happy Forest by Sir Arnold Bax is now available.

FM185 Sir Arnold Bax
The Happy Forest

for piano

This exciting new release is the very first edition of the original piano version of a work that has hitherto been known only in its later orchestral incarnation. Originally composed as a piano solo, it has spent the last hundred years unknown to the public. It was completed on 13th May 1914, and Graham Parlett has now finished this first edition, which is being released in time for the work’s centenary.

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