Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is Faber Music?
  2. Where is Faber Music?
  3. How do I purchase music?
  4. How do I go about commissioning a Faber composer?
  5. How do I obtain a programme note for a work?
  6. How do I obtain a composer picture for use in a concert programme?
  7. Can I submit a work or publication that I have written?
  8. Can I submit a Performance Work?
  9. How can I hire a work from Faber Music?
  10. How can I license a work from Faber Music?

Answers...

Who is Faber Music?

Faber Music was founded in 1965, as a sister company to the distinguished book publisher Faber and Faber, for the principal purpose of publishing the music of Benjamin Britten.  It now enjoys a world-wide reputation as one of the leading independent British publishers of classical, contemporary, educational and media music.

Click on the Company section of the header to find a brief history of the company and its operations.

Where is Faber Music?

Faber Music operates from two offices within the UK. The main office is situated in central London, and the sales and distribution centre can be found in Harlow, Essex. For contact details and location maps, please click on Contact Us or select from the header above.

How do I purchase music?

We want to make sure that ordering items from Faber Music is as easy as possible. We offer over 5,000 music publications and these can be found at our brand new Faber Music Store.

For regular updates on new publications you can sign up to our mailing list. Simply submit your email address in the Mailing List Signup box on the right hand side of the page.

A detailed explanation of how to order music can be found in the Help Section of this site.

How do I go about commissioning a Faber composer?

If you are interested in commissioning one of our Faber House Composers then please contact our Promotion Department (promotion@fabermusic.com) in the first instance. For all other composers please also contact the Promotion Department and we will forward your request on as appropriate.

How do I obtain a programme note for a work?

Many programme notes are available on this website (see the individual work record for a link). If the note you seek is not there then please contact us at promotion@fabermusic.com

How do I obtain a composer picture for use in a concert programme?

If you require a digital composer image for your concert programme, you can find some downloadable hi res images on the corresponding composer's profile page. If you cannot find an image here, or would prefer a different image then please contact  promotion@fabermusic.com with your request.

Can I submit a work or publication that I have written?

As a rule, Faber Music does not accept unsolicited submissions. However, in exceptional cases, the manuscript may be considered if the following criteria are met:

  • A complete manuscript of the music or, for text-based manuscripts, an outline proposal and sample chapter
  • An audio recording of the work where appropriate
  • A reference or endorsement from a professional with appropriate musical and/or educational qualifications (eg. county music advisor)
  • Your C.V.

In a covering letter, you should show an awareness of Faber Music’s existing catalogue and how your submission would fit within it. If you do not hear from us within six weeks, you must assume that your submission has been unsuccessful. If you wish your manuscript to be returned please provide a stamped addressed envelope.

A list of music publishers, with contact details, is available in the British Music Year Book.

Can I submit a Performance Work?

Faber Music will accept for consideration unsolicited submissions for performance/concert works. These should be submitted by post to the London address and not by email (all email submissions will be deleted).

The following criteria should be included with each postal submission:

  • A brief performance history, demonstrating that the composer's music has been performed regularly by professional performers.
  • Biographical details/CV including key composition teachers and a list of compositions.
  • CD/DVD recordings are preferred. Cassettes/videos are acceptable.
  • Any key reviews.


For UK submission please include a stamped, addressed envelope if you would like your work returned. We cannot return materials from overseas. Always keep a copy of your work.

Please allow us plenty of time to consider your submission. If you do not hear from us within 12 weeks you must assume that your submission has been unsuccessful.

 

 

 

How can I hire a work from Faber Music?

Click Here for all information about hiring a work from the Faber Music catalogue.

How can I license a work from Faber Music?

Click Here for our comprehensive list of FAQs on licensing music from the Faber Music catalogue.