EMF ENDEAVOURS

EMF ENDEAVOURS is the umbrella company for EM RECORDS and EM PUBLISHING; and is itself the commercial arm of THE ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL.

 

EM RECORDS is the recording arm of the English Music Festival and, as such, fulfils the EMF’s aims of celebrating and preserving overlooked works by British composers throughout the centuries, with a strong focus on the early twentieth century: the Golden Renaissance of English music. EM Records resolves to bring this glorious music to a world-wide audience by committing to recorded format some of the treasures that the EMF unearths, giving listeners the chance to experience the fullest possible range of the Festival’s work. In keeping with the unique spirit of the Festival, each disc released by EM Records contains at least one World Première recording.

 

The label’s mission is to ensure that no English works worthy of hearing are ever again left unavailable to listeners. It represents a ground-breaking enterprise, presenting repertoire that, though previously unrecorded, is vital, vivid and powerful; and, through its commitment to this endeavour, complements the pioneering work of a leading and internationally-acclaimed Festival. Music lovers are invited to become directly involved in the continuing success of this enterprising label by becoming Foundation subscribers or by subscribing to individual releases.

 

Please click here to visit the website of EM Records

EM PUBLISHING is the publishing arm of the internationally successful English Music Festival and sister arm to the groundbreaking and celebrated recording label EM Records. Its aim, like that of EM Records, is to make previously unavailable scores and books accessible to all; and, in particular, to facilitate the performance of, or to further research about, English music. All EM Publishing products are prepared to the highest degree of scholarship and take into account the latest musicological developments and researches. But, alongside these exceptional books and scores, with their critical stance and rigorous treatment, you will find some lighter-toned products – for instance, our beautiful and striking Musical Map, which depicts the names of British composers and musicians in locations strongly associated with them. You can also join in the heights of sartorial elegance with the EMF tie or scarf, which so grace lovers of English music at numerous musical events!

 

Please click here to visit the website of EM Publishing

 

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2019 Autumn Festival: to those at St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, for their warm hospitality and invaluable help; to the artists, for their superb performances of some wonderful music; to the volunteers who staffed the Box Office, undertook Front-of-House duties, and served refreshments; and, of course, to the audience members for supporting the event, some of whom travelled a considerable distance to be with us. We are currently considering possibilities for the 2020 Festival, which, perhaps, will take place slightly earlier, at the end of August. Please visit this page soon for more details!

Thank you to all who made the 2019 Oxfordshire EMF such a success! We are looking forward to the 2020 Festival and already have a range of exciting concerts planned. The full programme will be available on 1 January 2020, with tickets going on sale in early March.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our newly reinstated ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.

Our recording arm, EM Records, has released a number of exciting new recordings, including a triple-disc set of Parry’s complete works for violin and piano and a disc of searingly beautiful choral works by Paul Carr and others. Please visit the EM Records website for full details of these and others!