Welcome to the online home of Nefarious Music Publications

NMP specialises in producing original and arranged music for a wide variety of woodwind and brass ensembles. Whether you are looking for light music for saxophone quartet or to make a big impact at a brass band festival, our growing catalogue will be of interest.

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Based in Yorkshire in the UK, our collective of composers and arrangers have set out to create a catalogue catering for brass & wind performers of all levels. Our writers have extensive knowledge of orchestral, big band, symphonic wind orchestra, brass band and chamber ensembles and a wealth of professional performance experience in the classical and jazz worlds.

Our assortment of titles should appeal to both performers and audiences alike. We aim to give musicians works which are both challenging and fun to play, ranging from school bands up to more accomplished and professional ensembles. We can also offer bespoke composition and arrangement services for less common instrumental combinations or for standard ensembles who would like something unique written for them.

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Our team of highly skilled writers carefully grade our titles to make it easy for performers, conductors and music educators to select repertoire suitable for their ensembles.

Our scores are carefully put together to ensure they are well scored for the instrumentation and often come with flexible alternative parts (especially at the easy and medium levels) to allow for incomplete or unbalanced line-ups.

Our titles are graded as follows:

  • Easy : Aimed at beginners and inexperienced performers around ABRSM grades 1 - 3
  • Medium/Easy : Aimed at groups with several years experience around grades 3 - 5
  • Medium : Aimed at groups where he majority of players have reached grade 5 - 6
  • Medium/Advanced : For more experienced groups of grade 6 - 8 players
  • Advanced : Grade 8+ level works for accomplished musicians