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King’s Music: Death of an Early Music Publishing Company

Clifford Bartlett, owner of King's Music, has filed for bankruptcy.

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Photo: Bernard Gordillo

The icon of the former King's Music is seen behind the word "catalogue."

King’s Music, the beloved English early music publishing company, has gone bankrupt along with its guiding light and owner, Clifford Bartlett.

Their demise is due to alleged fraud on the part of a photocopier salesman. An investigation has been underway.

For many years, King’s Music provided professionals and enthusiasts, alike, with hard-to-find editions of music from the 18th Century. They were an invaluable resource for English and Italian repertoire.

Not all hope is lost, however. The Early Music Company is now handling orders for King’s Music catalog items (facsimiles and editions), including Early Music Review, among others.

(Many thanks to Early Music Today for information regarding Clifford Bartlett and King’s Music.)

Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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