Interview with Choral Composer of the Month: Philip W. J. Stopford

Philip W. J. Stopford (b. 1977) is an English composer and choral director, revered worldwide for his contemporary settings of traditional Latin and English prayers and hymns. Stopford’s relationship with church music is a long one, beginning as early as 7 years old. As of 2016, Stopford has served as Director of Music at Christ Church,… Read More Interview with Choral Composer of the Month: Philip W. J. Stopford

Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Since 1923, Gramophone Magazine continues to devote itself to reviewing classical music, particularly recordings.  The August 2017 issue featured two albums in the ECS Publishing Group catalog: Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta and Revelations by Su Lian Tan. Seven Last Words, review excerpt By Guy Rickards “Trotta’s musical style is fairly straightforward….not unlike that of… Read More Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

In Their Own Words: critical acclaim from American Organist and Diapason

Eileen Guenther‘s groundbreaking study of slavery and spirituals is the first to place the unique voices of an enslaved people squarely within the context of their daily lives. Dr. Guenther‘s deeply researched account weaves a succinct history of “America’s original sin” into an examination of the role of singing and religion in slave life and… Read More In Their Own Words: critical acclaim from American Organist and Diapason

Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

Luke Mayernik’s Five Graces Psalter is a collection of Responsorial Psalms for the entire three-year Lectionary cycle, and a welcome and worthy addition to the repertoire of Lectionary Psalms. The award-winning composer and organist has crafted memorable settings infused with harmonic freshness and melodic appeal—settings that bear the weight of the emotion and liturgical importance of… Read More Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

ECS Publishing Group receives Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence

Established in 1964 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first music engraving in American by the famous silversmith Paul Revere, these awards were initially given as a means of alerting the music industry to the advantages of providing the best possible publication from the viewpoint of engraving, graphic arts and production standards. Today… Read More ECS Publishing Group receives Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence

New book celebrates life and legacy of The American Organist column, Vox Humana

 MorningStar Music Publishers is pleased to announce the release of collected articles by veteran organist, Haig Mardirosian. Vox Humana is Mardirosian’s column in The American Organist, the official journal of the American Guild of Organists and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, which ran monthly for exactly a decade from 2003 to 2013. Haig… Read More New book celebrates life and legacy of The American Organist column, Vox Humana