Lathkill Music Publications

Lathkill Dale
Lathkill Music Publishers was established in January 2000. Although the company is devoted mainly to the promotion of music for the classical guitar, it also produces a small amount of music for orchestra and string quartet. The main objective of the company is to produce new and exciting original guitar compositions and arrangements of quality to expand the concert and teaching repertoire.

As well as publishing works by established composers, compositions are invited from anyone else who has an interest in writing for the guitar. Click HERE to find out more,

Lathkill Music also offers a music engraving service using the latest version of Sibelius, ranging from just single sheet documents to complete bound books. For more information contact the publishers via e-mail.

All publications are now sold direct from Lathkill Music

Visit the Catalogue HERE

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Postage and packing for books is dependant on location and size of order - for the UK this usually approx. 15% of the total cost. PDFs incur no postage costs.

Why the name LATHKILL?

Within a few miles of the headquarters of Lathkill Music Publishers lies one of the most beautiful places in the United Kingdom - the central region known as the Peak District. Within this area lies Lathkill Dale which, not only is it a favourite place for wildlife and walkers alike, but it was also the favourite spot for the publisher's dog, Daisy. Hence the name!


A new work has recently been published by Nadia Daniels. It is titled THOUGHTS OF YOU and was written towards the end of 2016 for solo piano as a Christmas present for her husband, Steve Marsh who subsequently arranged it for two guitars. This is a beautiful, romantic and very melodic piece ideally suited to the Intermediate standard guitar duo.

Another relatively recent publication includes a concert work for solo guitar titled BY LINDISFARNE by Steve Marsh written as a Christmas present to his wife Nadia. This work lasts approximately seven-and-a-half minutes and features many contrasting sections from the romantic and lyrical through to a lengthy dramatic middle section, concluding with an extended Coda which has an original Christmas-like theme. The piece has been recorded by Brian Farrell on his CD 'BY LINDISFARNE - THE MUSIC OF STEVE MARSH'.

Also new in the catalogue is CANARIOS. This is an adaptation for four guitars of the celebrated dance by the 17th century Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz. Although scored for guitar quartet, this arrangement was written with a larger ensemble in mind, with several players doubling up on each part and was first performed in September 2015 by the 20 students taking part in the Bakewell Guitar Ensemble weekend (directed by Steve Marsh) in Derbyshire.

Another recent publication is A MOMENT ALONE. This is English guitarist/composer Chris Dumigan at his lyrical best. A Moment Alone is a beautiful, elegant composition well worthy of the concert platform. It was premiered by Valerie Hartzell at Warrington Parish Church of St Elphin on Saturday 14th November 2015.

Also recently released is an album including SEVEN MEDIEVAL PIECES (taken from the 119 Italian medieval manuscripts held in the British Library, London) all brilliantly arranged for solo guitar by Greek guitarist Stathis Skandalidis.

Also released recently is a revised version of HOMAGE TO MANITAS by Steve Marsh, a lengthy 'rumba' for seven or more guitars of varying grades. This new edition contains two solo guitar cadenzas and lasts approximately seven minutes. The work is dedicated to Derek Hasted.

PDF files of the guitar compositions by the legendary guitarist Gordon Giltrap are now available from Lathkill Music Publishers. A list of works is now on view in the Calalogue (click on Gordon's name at the top of the left hand column). This list will eventually contain every guitar composition by this amazing player. New works are added quite frequently so keep checking - if you are after a particular work of Gordon's and it is not there yet, it will be eventually.

Many thanks to Sue Holton for all the hard work she has put into the presentation and layout of this site.