About Sempre Music
We offer a wide range of titles from the beginner instrumentalist through to the professional ensemble. Our music is suited to a variety of ensembles – ranging from professional, including higher education, to groups in schools. It is tuneful yet contemporary in style, challenging and educational, but above all, fun to play.
The catalogue consists of original compositions and arrangements. The arrangements are not usually transcriptions from the original source but give the ensembles the opportunity to extend their skills and experience a variety of styles within the arrangement. If some slight alterations are needed to suit a particular ensemble, this can usually be done in consultation with the individual group or organisation.
Most of the arrangements and compositions are by Melanie Thorne. The publishing and sales side of the business is run by Andy Thorne. Over the past 10 years, we have built up a successful clientele in the UK, Europe and USA. Melanie worked as a Director of Music in a school in Surrey for many years and now teaches in Scotland as an instrumental instructor. She is also a senior examiner for OCR AS Level Music in Composition and also examines the practical units for OCR A Level Music. Her experience as a teacher and performer has given her the ability to produce publications that particularly suit the individual instruments, and explore the expressive qualities of the ensembles.
Vocal music is a new area to the Sempre Music catalogue. Again, the titles consist of a selection of both arrangements and compositions. Some are unaccompanied, and the others have piano and/or orchestral accompaniments. They have all been performed by choirs in the UK.