Historically, The Salvation Army has been recognised as one of the leading publishers of Christian music for many years. We focus on our traditional brass band and vocal music to reflect the demands of The Salvation Army.
Our music publications by The Salvation Army Trading Company are of an extremely high quality and cater for a wide range of abilities.
To order a publication:
Any submissions to be considered for our journals should be addressed to:
Andrew Blyth (Music Editorial) and sent to the Music Editorial team at THQ. You can also email us pieces in Sibelius format or pdfs to firstname.lastname@example.org
First Things First
First things First tutor books are The Salvation Army’s training series aimed at developing brass playing, starting at picking up the instrument for the very first time. There are currently two books in the series:
- Let’s Play (Elementary Course)
- Let’s Progress (Grade 1 Course)
- Let's Perform (Grade 2 Course)
These books are available for both Eb and Bb instruments and come with CD backing tracks.
Take a look at our brand new First things First website www.first-things-first.co.uk
Three issues per year of brass band music for smaller ensembles (minimum 5 parts), available with alternate pitch parts for additional wind and string players and a demonstration CD.
Three issues per year of brass band music for mid-sized ensembles (13 parts).
Three issues a year of brass band music for larger ensembles; full brass band scoring.
Judd Street Collection
Advanced music for brass band, published as single works with full brass scoring. As well as new works, this series also includes items from the old Festival Series Band Journal that have been re-set and released as single items.
Scripture-based Song Accompaniments
An annual publication containing twelve contemporary arrangements of popular tunes for use as congregational accompaniments. Scored for Triumph Series.
This project offers songs written by composers and lyricists who are part of, or committed friends of, The Salvation Army. Worship bands are increasingly becoming a part of our music offering and in response to that, 'Grace' has come to life. The Music Ministries Unit trust that you will find these songs to be a fresh and vibrant expression of faith and an opportunity to worship in a new way.
Sing to the Lord Mixed voice series
Songs for SATB choir with demonstration/accompaniment CD. Three issues per year.
Sing to the Lord (Children's)
Songs for children’s choir with demonstration/accompaniment CD. One issue per year.
The increasing popularity of Salvation Army repertoire in the wider musical world has been an exciting development. The Tradewinds brand offers an ever-growing selection of Salvation Army band music that has been faithfully transcribed for concert band. Six titles per year.
Supplementing our mainstream publications programme are albums of instrumental and vocal solos as well as individual piano accompaniments for instrumental solos that have previously been published with band accompaniment. These have proved popular both within The Salvation Army and beyond, including items from this repertoire in various grade and diploma exam syllabi.
Occasional releases of various items such as the 'SA Classics for Small Bands' and 'World Class Marches' are released as they become available.