The UYMP office is closed while the staff are on furlough. You can still obtain music from our catalogue in the usual way, from Musicroom.com, and hire from our agent Wise Music Classical. Please contact UYMP composers directly, via their own websites, if you have any queries. We expect to re-open by December.

Launch of Stef Conner's album 'Riddle Songs'

UYMP is delighted to announce that Associate Composer Stef Conner is embarking on a project to create a new CD in Old English.  Stef writes that her album will be a combination of 'beautiful new music with very old words, for voices and lyre; a medieval-meets-modern choral concept album'.  To read more about the CD and to support Stef's fund raising campaign, please go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stefconner/riddle-songs-an-album-by-stef-conner?ref=b3i7et&token=39fe9e26

As part of her campaign, Stef is giving away copies of her EP 'Hord Songs',  which she made a few years ago.  It is also in Old English, with lots of riddles. and you can listen to a clip on Stef's Kickstarter website.

(9 Jul 2019)

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