Green Man Press started publishing in the autumn of 1999 with the objective of making available to a wide musical public some of the vocal music of the baroque period, which deserves to be better known and more often performed both by amateurs and professionals. We have now published over 152 titles, comprising some 440 works, and are adding to these constantly.

Most Green Man Press titles are produced from a single source, but increasingly we are offering critical editions. All our editions aim to be practical editions for use by performers. We commit to

  • being faithful to the original musical source
  • providing performers with a clear reading of the work
  • making clear what the editor has or has not done

The works published fall into four groups:

  • Cantatas, Arias & Motets. Each piece consists of all the music needed for a performance:
    • a score with realised continuo for keyboard
    • one, two or three scores with unrealised continuo
    • a part for each obbligato and continuo instrument
    • text and literal translation and a foreword
  • Larger Works – Odes, Masques, etc. Each piece is as above, and comprises:
    • two or more scores with unrealised continuo
    • a part for each obbligato and continuo instrument
    text and literal translation and a foreword
  • Concerted Voices - These are for voices with continuo; each comprises
    • a set of scores, one for each voice
    • a score for the continuo player.
    Most of these scores have an unrealised basso continuo. Translations are not provided.
  • Arrangements - Pieces for voice and a trumpet obbligato, arranged with a keyboard accompaniment as recital pieces. Each score carries indications of the original instrumentation, an introduction, and a translation of the text. A part for a continuo instrument is also provided.