Welcome to Music Haven

Music Haven publishes and promotes new music in all of its manifestations. At its core are the works of a number of established contemporary British composers whose works are complemented by new reconstructions of music from the past.

Our scores are beautifully presented and edited to the highest standard and we endeavour to foster meaningful collaboration between composer and performer, bringing fine music to a wider audience.



Photographs of Noriko Ogawa performing the Japanese Premiere of Le tombeau de Rachmaninov at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall (all photographs © Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall).


Noriko Tombeau



New Scores from Music Haven

Dances & Laments Score

Music Haven is delighted to announce the publication of four new pieces:Alan Mills’s Hymn to the Aten for female choir and harp; Peter Fribbins’s Dances & Laments (available on the CD of the same name) for violin and ‘cello; James Francis Brown’s Piano Quartet (available on Brown’s Prospero’s Isle CD); and the piano and Oboe version of William Drabkin’s completion of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in F Major K.293.

Mozart Oboe

New Music Haven Scores Out Now

We are delighted to be able to announce the latest additions to our ever-growing catalogue:

William Drabkin has returned to Music Haven with a reconstruction of the first movement of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in F major K.293. It comes with a comprehensive bilingual foreword on the completion process written in German and English. The piano score will be available very shortly.

We are honoured to welcome the estimable Lloyd Moore who is publishing with us for the first time. Charms to Music is a collection of six songs for soprano and piano. These settings of Randolph, Byron, Sitwell, Christina Rossetti, Herrick and Bedoes are written with great flair and artistry and are a joy to sing.

James Francis Brown’s strikingly original Heralds of Good Fortune is a wind quintet with a difference; specifically written for the enjoyment of amateurs, it features the cor anglais and basset horn as principle instruments doubled by their normal counterpart (oboe and clarinet) in the central movement alone.

Le tombeau de Rachmaninov celebrates the lives of two of the most important composers of piano music in the early 20th Century: Ravel and Rachmaninov. It follows the same form as Ravel’s ever-popular Le tombeau de Couperin. It is a compilation work which features pieces from Music Haven composers James Francis Brown, Alan Mills, and Peter Fribbins; and movements by Stephen Hough (one of the Economist’s “20 living polymaths”), British Composer Award Winner Cecilia McDowall, and Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.







Noriko Ogawa

Acclaimed Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa is to give the world premiere of a new anthology from Music Haven, 'Le tombeau de Rachmaninov' at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 19th April 2015. Bridgewater Hall commissioned the work as part of their 2015 Ravel & Rachmaninov International Concert Series.

As well as featuring pieces by Music Haven published composers – James Francis Brown, Peter Fribbins, and Alan Mills - the work also contains new movements by pianist / composer Stephen Hough, British Composer Award winner Cecilia McDowall, and distinguished Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.

Tickets available HERE

Isserlis Hummel

New Music Haven Scores Out Now

We are very happy to announce the latest additions to our catalogue which are available now.

Variations on God Save the King for Violin and Cello - Steven Isserlis / Johann Nepomuk Hummel: The first in our series of performer editions. Steven has frequently played his arrangement of the classic tune with the violinist Maxim Vengerov, and it is ideal as a rousing encore (Click the score cover to purchase from Amazon).

Ave Maria - Alan Mills: This deeply moving offering from Alan Mills shines new light on the famous Latin prayer; it is lush, rich and sonorous music with real density which combines the ancient and eternal with a sense of 20th Century French music and perhaps even a smattering of jazz.

String Trio - James Francis Brown: James Francis Brown's remarkable two-movement String Trio has been described as a modern classic in a genre that is somewhat under-represented in the Twentieth Century. The first movement is dominated by two contrasting subjects; quick and vigorous, and reflective and rhythmically free. The second movement is a set of six variations which are all strongly marked with an emotional content ranging from dark and sombre to optimistic, radiant and cathartic.

Fantasias for Viola and Piano - Peter Fribbins: Peter Fribbins' Fantasias for Viola and Piano draw upon two folk-songs from Hungary and Wales for their inspiration. Far from sounding rustic or kitsch, the lilting, melancholic quality of the melodies is preserved but passed through the filter of Fribbins' typically passionate musical voice, and - despite the somewhat disparate elements of the source material - the music has a real sense of continuity.

Autumn Performances of Music Haven Composers

We are very happy to announce that Peter Fribbins’s astonishing and highly dramatic first string quartet ‘I Have the Serpent Brought’ is to be performed twice by the celebrated Allegri Quartet: on 23rd October at St Mary’s Church in Hendon (alongside works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn), and again on the 26th as part of the London Chamber Music Society series of Sunday evening concerts.

On the 8th of November, a new version of ‘The Most Fortunate Generations’ by James Francis Brown will be premiered by the St Albans Choral Society (under the baton of George Vass) at St Saviour’s Church.

Alan Mills - Ave Maria for Female Choir - Coming Soon

Ave Maria

We are delighted to announce that Alan Mills' new composition: Ave Maria for solo female choir is to be published very soon. It joins Timothy Blinko's Anima as a new choral addition to our catalogue, and Alan's The Birth of Orpheus, and Six Poems from 'Le Bestiaire in the vocal category.

Lovers of the voice may also wish to view Antique Lands, Distant Shores (various), Männerlist größer als Frauenlist (Richard Wagner, realised by James Francis Brown), and Songs of Nature and Farewell (James Francis Brown).



Clare Hammond to perform Selections from Reflections on Debussy at Vale of Glamorgan Festival. 18th November 2014. St David's Hall.



On the 18th of November 2014 at St David's Hall (part of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival), Clare Hammond will give a lunchtime concert which - among other works - will feature a selection of pieces from our 'Reflections on Debussy' compilation. The pieces were written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth and commissioned by Peter Davison.

Clare gave the premiere at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall in 2012, she knows the pieces intimately and we wish her the very greatest success.

More information and tickets here 



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