Faber Music

Faber Music is a British sheet music publisher best known for contemporary classical music. It also publishes music tutor books, and in 2005 acquired popular music publisher International Music Publications.

Faber Music
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FounderBenjamin Britten and Donald Mitchell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
Publication typesSheet music
Official websitewww.fabermusic.com

Faber Music has close relations to the book publisher Faber and Faber. Faber's subsidiary Rights Worldwide Ltd offers copyright administration services to composers and Tv and film production companies.[1][2]


Faber Music Ltd was founded in 1965 as a sister company to Faber and Faber. Its foundation was led by the composer Benjamin Britten who needed a quality publisher to promote and distribute his compositions. The Times newspaper praised the newly founded company as "the new champion of quality in music publishing".[1]

Faber Music incorporated as a limited company in 1992, changed its name to INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PUBLICATIONS LIMITED in 1992 and became Faber Music Ltd in 2011.[3] It is wholly owned by GEOFFREY FABER HOLDINGS LTD.


Faber Music counts among its publications works by noted British composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Gustav Holst, Benjamin Britten, Colin and David Matthews, Julian Anderson, Nicholas Maw, Tansy Davies, George Benjamin, Thomas Adès, Oliver Knussen and Jonathan Harvey.

Among its publications of works by international composers are those of Francisco Coll, Anders Hillborg, Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine and Matthew Hindson.[1]

Faber also published music scores for stage, film and television, including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the concert works of Paul McCartney, Anna Meredith, Howard Goodall (Vicar of Dibley, Mr Bean), Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood) and Carl Davis (Pride and Prejudice, Cranford), and Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Company Info". Fabermusic.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Faber Music news".
  3. ^ "FABER MUSIC LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". Beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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