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Music engraving & publications – The Art of Music

Some of the thousands of pages of music engraved by The Art of Music


Music engraving & typesetting

We have 27 years' experience of enabling musicians to make music through excellent-quality music engraving.


Our projects range from one-line chants to volumes with hundreds of pages, and include

Our most recent work

  • EECM 59 & 60 – Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
    a 1520s Choirbook and Priest's Chants for the first chant volumes in the highly renowned Early English Church Music series
  • Office Revision for Worth Abbey:
    typesetting new books for the Daily Office at a Benedictine abbey in South East England
  • Did it hurt you? by David Mayers
  • a setting of chant in the Sarum Customary


"…the type-setting of these texts and their music is impeccably clear"
Music for Common Worship

Church Times

Alistair worked on the typesetting and production of The Play of Daniel, which I saw through the press as copy-editor and project manager. His work was always meticulous, his attention to detail exceptional, and it was a real pleasure to work with him.

Sally Dunkley

I can commend Alistair Warwick and his work in the highest terms. In all my dealings with him I found him meticulous, responsive and well able to deal with highly specialised requirements as well as the standard ones.

Christopher Page

My husband and I were delighted with the typesetting and musical engraving work done by the Art of Music for our wedding Order of Service. Alistair was a pleasure to work with, swift to reply to emails and accommodating of last minute-changes. The finished product was beautiful – thank you very much!

Dr Stella Woodward

"…my warmest thanks go to Mr Alistair Warwick of The Art of Music, who has designed and typeset this book with characteristic expertise and great good humour, tolerating my last-minute requests for revisions and additions."
Music in Wales before 1650

Dr Sally Harper

"Musically informed and intelligent editing. Very clear notation, and reasonable costs."

Professor Robin Downie

"Thanks very much, Alistair, especially for your attention to detail …
The booklet looks great, as always."

Catherine Christmas
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

"Thanks, Alistair, for all the work engraving music for the Handbook for the Papal Visit! It's been such a help … make helpful suggestions; do great quality work; respond generously to quite unreasonable deadlines and to do all this with such good humour!"
Papal Visit, 2010
(Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland and England)

Fr Allen Morris

"…what an excellent job you have done – thank you"
Early work for
Hymns for Prayer & Praise

Fr Mark Hartley OCR

"…your setting is really excellent… and will inspire confidence in all who sing it!"

Fr Philip Gaisford OSB
Worth Abbey

"The Art of Music have been extremely professional in designing the order of service for my ordination to the priesthood, both in terms of advising on content and the design and layout. The booklet looks beautiful, is very clear and user friendly and I was delighted with the end result. I will definitely be using The Art of Music again for any big projects that come my way."

Fr David King

We are THRILLED with the booklets: up to your usual high standards. Thank you.
(Ordination and First Mass orders of service for Fr Gerard Hatton)

Fr Terry Martin

"looks great – thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job"

Corbridge Chamber Music Festival

Music publications for your choir

New Publications

The Call

Words: George Herbert
Music: Robin Downie (revised 2017)

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How shall I sing that majesty

Kenneth Naylor, arr. Alistair Warwick
over 2000 copies bought by churches and schools throughout the world
Choral arrangement with descant of the hymn Coe Fen.

"splendid arrangement…I feel sure many choirs (and congregations) will enjoy it."
Martin Neary

Ideal for celebrations of music in worship, Christ the King, and RSCM Music Sunday

NEW: Download PDF of the words for your congregation

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A Celtic Prayer

Matthew Beetschen
as sung by the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir on BBC Choral Evensong

'This day is your love-gift to us…'

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The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

William Deane of Chester, ed. David Evans
a short, accessible piece, ideally suited for the close of Evensong or any evening service, and would complement a service with music by Tudor or Jacobean composers such as Amner, Byrd, Gibbons, Mundy, Tallis, Tomkins, Tye and Weelkes

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Irish Blessing

Elizabeth Ann Spencer
a beautiful setting of the familiar Celtic blessing

'May the road rise up to meet you…'

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A Red Red Rose

Carolyn SpareyBurns Songs series

"This is a wonderful addition to the heritage of Scottish song…. To have new melodies is extremely refreshing and something of which Burns would have undoubtedly approved."
William Williamson

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A Man's a Man

Carolyn SpareyBurns Songs series

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Craigieburn Wood

Carolyn SpareyBurns Songs series

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O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast

Carolyn SpareyBurns Songs series

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Willie Wastle dwalt on Tweed

Carolyn SpareyBurns Songs series

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The Great O
A setting of the single vowel O, expressing longing and waiting for the promised Messiah
To be sung before O come, O come, Emmanuel

Cradle Song

Robin Downie

'O my deir hert, young Jesus sweit…'

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Christmas Bells

Carolyn Sparey

'I heard the bells on Christmas Day…'

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Hymns for Prayer & Praise

Hymns for Prayer and Praise

Hymns for Prayer & Praise is a hymn book for cathedrals and monastic communities who sing the Daily Office. The revised edition, engraved and typeset by The Art of Music, is now available from all good bookstores.

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