Upper Esk Music is based in Castleton, a beautiful village in the Upper Esk Valley of the North Yorks Moors, with a strong community spirit and a history of creative activity.
It was started in 2011 by Andrew Dyer, a retired teacher/lecturer with years of experience as a composer/arranger, conductor, performer, accompanist and jazz band leader.
There are currently more than 60 volumes of music, with many more to come. All are professionally printed and are of a good size: instrumental music is a little larger than A4 (21.8 x 30.3cm), vocal and choral music A4 size (with plans for some music in Octavo).
The music is attractively presented, with some information about the composer and the music. Many of the covers are works of art in themselves.
Classical, folk and jazz styles all feature, with music for solo piano, chamber music, jazz band and musicals all to be found in the catalogue.
Much of the music has been composed to be used in conjunction with drama, stories and folk tales. Often this has been with the movement form of Eurythmy in mind.
Local composers and some further afield are represented.
Skill level is indicated from A (easy) to E (very difficult).
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Upper Esk Music is a member of the Music Publishers Association.
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As an example of our work, the slide show below gives the cover and pages of one of the volumes of music: