Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced that composer Becky McGlade has signed a long-term global publishing agreement.
Living and working in her native Cornwall, Becky McGlade leads a busy life as a composer, cellist, and teacher. Most of her compositions are choral, many of which draw inspiration from her Christian faith. Her works include psalm settings, carols, and settings of other biblical and secular texts, as well as solo songs. Recent commissions include a carol for York Minster’s Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, and a secular work for the Eden Project, Cornwall. The professional chamber choir Sonoro and the Choir of Truro Cathedral have both recorded her music for commercial release.
On signing with OUP, Becky McGlade said: ‘I am delighted and honoured to be signing with OUP. The prospect of a partnership with one of the world’s most prestigious publishing houses is so exciting and I feel both privileged and humbled to be joining a group of composers for whom I have immense admiration and respect. I’m truly grateful for this opportunity and very much look forward to working alongside the wonderful team at OUP!’
Rachel Lindley, OUP’s Director of Music Publishing, said: ‘It is fantastic to have this opportunity to develop our relationship with Becky and share her music with choral communities worldwide. Her writing refreshes our understanding of familiar texts, and its integrity and clarity encourages contemplation and reflection. In a time when too much music is silenced, we look forward to choirs having the opportunity to reunite and are excited for the part Becky’s music will play in that return.’