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.
Regular visitors to this site may like to note the new Friends of Fand feature, now visible on this opening news page. An extension of our News system, we intend to use this new feature to draw attention to items that are tangentially related to Fand or, at least, of interest to Fand and its visitors.
So, please keep an eye on this page regularly for interesting updates, and if you know of anything that we should be aware of for the Friends of Fand section, do please get in touch with us!
Incidentally, just like our other news items, the Friends of Fand entries will be archived permanently in the News Archive, so they’ll remain available even when they’re too old to appear on the opening page.
Fand Music Press is rounding off 2014 by publishing a suitably seasonal string quartet. Although Peter Thompson’s recent String Quartet no 6 has no overall title, it does feature a conspicuously wintery theme, with its four movements bearing the titles Day in November, Children’s Games, December Sunlight and Chase. An energetic and engaging work, the movements alternate between impressionistic sound-pictures of winter months and more acrobatic representations of youthful exuberance.
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:
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.
Cara Thompson, niece of Fand composer Peter Thompson, is currently a music student, and sang Bax’s I heard a piper piping as part of a final-year recital in October last year. Although Fand does not publish this particular song, our Bax ties are sufficiently strong that we thought that our regular visitors might enjoy the opportunity to experience the performance. View it below or on our YouTube channel (direct link). Please note that the words are presented as optional subtitles over the video; just turn on the Subtitles/CC (Closed Captioning) feature to see them.
Last year, Fand published Humanities, a book of poetry by Julian Farmer. Here, we are pleased to be able to present a short video of Julian reading one of his poems, The Cyclists, from a copy of the published book. Take a look at the video below or on our YouTube channel (direct link). For those who appreciate such things, the text of the poem is presented as optional subtitles over the video; just turn on the Subtitles/CC (Closed Captioning) feature to see it.
Previous announcements may be found in the Fand News Archive.