SVS Press Offers Downloadable Liturgical Music
9 April 2014 • SVS Press News • Rev. Dn. Gregory Hatrak, Marketing and Operations Manager for SVS Press
St Vladimir’s Seminary Press is pleased to announce an agreement with Seraphim Six Productions to begin offering downloadable off-prints of its music publications, previously available only in hard-copy bound books. Immediately available is PASCHA: The Resurrection of Christ. The press is looking forward to making additional volumes available soon, including the Ledkovsky GREAT VESPERS and The Feast of the NATIVITY of Christ. Customers will be able to purchase and download individual titles within each volume licensed to their parish, without the necessity of purchasing an entire book.
Fr. Benedict Churchill, Editor in Chief of SVS Press, said, “We at St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press are delighted that, thanks to today’s technology and the cooperation of Seraphim Six Productions, we are able once again to offer some of our historical and seminal music publications, and to make it possible for all to acquire, at a reasonable price, legal, clean, high-resolution prints instead of unauthorized photocopies of photocopies of photocopies. We believe that our model of making available individual compositions will be welcome, since it is no longer necessary to buy the whole book in order to have the particular pieces you or your choir may want. We hope that this partnership will be of value to Orthodox church musicians in their ministry and their mission.“
Seraphim Six began offering downloadable Orthodox liturgical sheet music on their website in November 2011. Last fall the website was revamped to enable additional publishers to begin offering their titles. PSALM Music Press was the first publisher to begin licensing downloads of their titles through the Seraphim Six website in November 2013. “This web-based sales model affords Orthodox church musicians the opportunity of purchasing excellent editions of sheet music and having it immediately available for download and use,” said Alice Hughes, partner in Seraphim Six. “We are working to make quality liturgical music more readily available for parishes and missions across the country. This agreement with SVS Press expands our current offerings, making these out-of-print titles once again available to a new generation of liturgical musicians.”
Please visit the press's website www.svspress.com for additional ordering information.