GREEN MAN PRESS Practical Performing Editions of Vocal Music

Green Man Press was created by Cedric Lee to fill a gap in the market for practical performing editions of vocal music. Learn more about the Green Man Press approach and structure of this website below, and by browsing the ​above categories, which give more information about each composer and title.

All our publications are available through Jacks Pipes and Hammers; a link beside each title leads to the JPH website, where the title can be ordered online.

You can also keep up to date with our latest publications and forthcoming pieces via our facebook page (visit here) and periodic newsletter (click here for our latest edition).

About Green Man Press

Green Man Press started publishing in the autumn of 1999, with the objective of making available to a wide musical public some of the vocal music of the baroque period, which deserves to be better known and more often performed both by amateurs and professionals. We have now published over 180 titles, comprising some 440 works, and are adding to these constantly.

Most Green Man Press titles are produced from a single source, but increasingly we are offering critical editions. All our publications aim to be practical editions for use by performers.

We commit to:

  • being faithful to the original musical source
  • providing performers with a clear reading of the work
  • making clear what the editor has or has not done

Our published works fall into the following four groups:

1. Cantatas, Arias & Motets

Each piece consists of all the music needed for a performance:

  • a score with realised continuo for keyboard
  • one, two or three scores with unrealised continuo
  • a part for each obbligato and continuo instrument
  • text and literal translation and a foreword

2. Larger Works - Odes, Masques, etc.

Each piece consists of all the music needed for a performance, and comprises:

  • two or more scores with unrealised continuo
  • a part for each obbligato and continuo instrument
  • text and literal translation and a foreword

3. Vocal Concerti / Concerted Voices

These are for voices with continuo; each comprises:

  • a set of scores, one for each voice
  • a score for the continuo player

Most of these scores have an unrealised basso continuo. Translations are not provided.

4. Arrangements & Transcriptions

Pieces for voice and a trumpet obbligato, arranged with a keyboard accompaniment as recital pieces. Each score carries indications of the original instrumentation, an introduction, and a translation of the text. A part for a continuo instrument is also provided.

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