A heritage of 20th century British orchestra music: the Lengnick catalogue

A heritage of 20th century British orchestra music: the Lengnick catalogue

The Alfred Lengnick & Co. publishing house was originally founded in 1893 in London. It started business as the British publishing agent for works of leading European composers like Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin and Antonín Dvorák. From the 1930’s on, Lengnick built up its own repertoire of British composers and became a leading publisher of contemporary British music through the remainder of the 20th century. The Lengnick repertoire represents a great stylistic variety of 20th century British music, including key works by William Alwyn, Malcolm Arnold and Alun Hoddinott as well as some undiscovered rarities and hidden gems.

As from 1st July 2015, Universal Music Publishing Classical (UMPC), which consists of the world-renowned publishers Ricordi (Milan-Berlin-London), Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig (Paris) and Editio Musica Budapest, has taken over the hire library of the Alfred Lengnick catalogue. This legacy is now part of the repertoire of the European leader in classical music publishing, comprising one of the most prestigious collections of classical and contemporary music in the world.

This brochure invites you to rediscover important British music of the 20th century. The main focus of this repertoire is orchestra music, also including arrangements of works by classical composers such as Mozart, Mendelssohn and Liszt. All of these works are now available through our local offices, our distribution partners worldwide, and on our website. Lengnick chamber music (1–5 musicians) is available for sale from our partner Hal Leonard.

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