Friday 1 December 2023
About The Art of Music
Based in Dunblane, Scotland, The Art of Music was founded by Alistair Warwick in 1992 in order to provide high-quality music and text typesetting. This soon extended to include practical and reflective skills training for musicians, especially those who work in worship and other music of the Church.
Technical and copyright information about this website can be found here.
The Art of Music is a member of Business for Scotland and the Federation of Small Businesses.
The Art of Music: music publisher
Music Publishers Association
We are a member of the Music Publishers Association.
We are a PRS publisher member and an MCPS publisher member (both for the territory of the World).
MCPS - recordings or broadcasts
Membership of MCPS enables us to collect royalties on behalf of our composers when their works are recorded or broadcast.
PRS - public performances (other than worship)
Membership of PRS enables us to collect royalties on behalf of our composers when their works are performed in public.
There are no performance fees for use of copyright works during public worship (but check the definition). However, if you are making a recording of one of our publications, this is a different matter, and you should contact MCPS.
Towards an ethical and environmental policy
- we aim to be ethical in all that we do
- we try to reduce, to reuse and to recycle wherever possible
- we use "green" electricity from renewable sources
- we are customers of the only UK high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy that prevents our money being used by companies that disrespect the environment or that sell arms to repressive regimes – indeed as a co-operative it supports enterprises that help the community
- we drink FairTrade tea and coffee – and eat FairTrade chocolate (donations always welcome!)
Fairtrade at work
…pity they didn't compost the banana skin!
Business and Finance
The Art of Music is a member of Business for Scotland.
In a letter published in The Sunday Herald on 26 April 2015, 150 Business people from all sorts and sizes of companies from all over Scotland publicly declared support for a staged implementation of full fiscal responsibility for Scotland.
An open letter to the people of Scotland from 150 business owners and job creators.
Opinion polls consistently show significant majority support for home rule, devo max or full fiscal autonomy. Whichever term is used, the definition of devo max is clear: all powers transferred from Westminster to Scotland with the exception of shared monetary policy, defence and foreign affairs.
Extensive new powers – as close to federalism as possible – were promised to the people of Scotland by the No campaign during the referendum and, if implemented, would provide the Scottish Government with the powers required to generate strong and sustainable economic growth, create jobs and increase shared prosperity. We support a progression towards full fiscal responsibility, transferring meaningful economic powers to Scotland, and then a staged implementation of full fiscal responsibility (home rule).
For generations, fiscal transfers from Scotland to the rest of the UK have slowed investment in economic growth in Scotland. As a result Scotland’s economic productivity and participation are consistently low compared to equivalent small countries around the world. Full fiscal responsibility will free Scotland’s economy from Westminster’s centralised control, allowing the Scottish government to implement precisely tailored policies to help Scottish business compete in global markets, moving our economy closer to the higher levels of growth enjoyed by similar small to medium sized European nations.
The political debate in this General Election should be focused on how we boost Scottish growth with a full package of distinctive economic policies that match the needs of Scotland’s economy. By doing so we can we attract added investment, create jobs and grow our economy faster than is possible under Westminster control. As a result, we will generate increased revenues to reduce the deficit through growth, whilst tackling inequality.
We also believe full fiscal responsibility north of the border should come with increased devolution for the other nations and regions of these islands. In the interests of all UK citizens, the process of moving away from centralised London control should start on May 7th.
All named signatories have signed in a personal capacity.
|Sandy||Adam||Chairman||Springfield Properties Group Ltd|
|Lynn||Adams||Owner||The George Bar|
|Andy||Anderson||Proprietor||Memo Publishing Services|
|David||Anderson||Chief Executive||AP Systems|
|Jillian||Anderson||Director||Kilpatrick Blane Services Limited|
|John||Anderson||Director||Hammur IT Services|
|Richard||Arnott||Director||Sintra Management Services Limited|
|Tony||Banks||Chairman||Balhousie Care Group|
|Muriel||Barclay||Director||Muriel Barclay Limited|
|Robin||Barclay||Director||R J Barclay Developments Limited|
|Scott||Barr||Director||Ecoheat Scotland Limited|
|Alastair||Barron||Director||Barron Wright Partnerships|
|Mark||Barry||Director||Taranis Flooring Limited|
|Lorna||Bates||Owner||Halymyres Farm & Stables|
|Elizabeth||Blair||Partner||Reid Blair Solicitors|
|Eva||Bolander||Director||Bestla Design and Hayburn House Limited|
|Bill||Borland||Partner||Hell Bent Productions Limited|
|Phil||Borland||Owner||West Coast Corals|
|Nick||Bowles||Director||Web Craft UK Limited|
|Kenneth||Braes||Owner||Firm of K R Braes|
|Arran||Brown||Director||3D Drawing Office|
|karen||Brownlee||Director||Karen’s Kitchen Buffet Service|
|Forbes||Bryce||Director||Freshwater Business Coaching|
|David||Cairns||Chairman & MD||Prisimtech|
|Iain||Campbell||Director||Bally Grant Limited|
|Stephen||Campbell||Owner||SEC Joiners & Builders Oban|
|Joseph||Cannon||Director||Flava Coffee Company Limited|
|Mary-Anne||Case||Owner||Blackhall Framing Gallery|
|Michael||Cassidy||Partner||Christinas Homecare Services|
|Jim||Chalmers||Director||J Chalmers & Associates|
|John||Clark||Managing Director||Belmont Communications Ltd|
|Keith||Clews||Managing Director||E F A Project Services|
|Chris||Cook||Director||Nordic Enterprise Trust|
|Samantha||Cooper||Director||23 Enigma Limited|
|Claire||Corridan||Director||Nethan Valley Veterinary Centre|
|Bob||Costello||Managing Director||Sidlaw Executive travel (Scotland)Ltd|
|Alison||Craven||Director||Walker Craven Properties|
|Morag||Davidson||Director||Indigospring (Scotland) Ltd|
|Alan||Dickson||Director||Bradshaw Nursey Limited|
|Robert||Duncan||Director||HSC (Highland) Limited|
|Stephen||Duncan||Director||Designovation Consultancy Services Limited|
|David||Dwyer||Director||Inspire Web Development|
|George||Elliot||Director||MWB Recruitment Limited|
|Linda||Ferguson||Director||Fergus Neilson Limited|
|Alan||Ferrier||Director of Operations||I Win Scotland Limited|
|Adam||Findlay||Managing Director||Original FM|
|Morag||Findlay||Director||Ecrude Design Ltd|
|Athole||Fleming||Managing Director||Athole Design|
|David||Fleming||Director||Trinity Computer Consultancy Limited|
|Fiona||Ford||Director||Fords Daily Legal|
|Alison||Forsyth||Director||Forsyth Legal Limited|
|Mabel||Forsyth||Director||Pink Pig Cards|
|Alasdair||Fraser||Director||All Points North Press Agency Limited|
|Robbie||Fraser||Director||Pure Magic films|
|Philip||Galloway||Director||P G Couriers Limited|
|Mark||Gillan||Director||Skoosh Media Ltd|
|Mark||Greer||Owner||Art Hier Framing|
|David||Halliday||Partner||Halliday Campbell AS|
|George||Hanlon||Director||Double Image Designs Limited|
|David||Henderson||Director||The Poster Company|
|Gordon||Henderson||Garden Centre Owner||Foxlane Garden Centre|
|Alan||Hogan||Proprietor||Lochness Motor Homes|
|Rosemary||Hunter||Director||101 Dimensions Limited|
|Lesley||Hutt||Director||Lesley Hutt Architect|
|John||Innes||British Venture Capitalist of the Year & Venture Capital Chief Executive of the Year, former Chief Executive Amor Group|
|Rona||Insch||Director||Rona Insch Limited|
|Khalid||Javid||Director||KA Javid and Co|
|Keith||Jones||Managing Director||Jones Computer Consultancy|
|George||Kelly||Director||George Kelly Higashi Shotokan Karate|
|Alan||Knight||Documentary Film Maker||Alan Knight|
|Alasdair||Langlands||Director||Langlands Health & Fitness Limited|
|George||Lappin||Director||Pinmar 1st Aid|
|Derek||Louden||FD & Company Secretary||ITP Solutions Ltd|
|Allan||MacDonald||Director||Premier Card & Marketing Limited|
|Helen||MacDonough||Managing Director||Kennedy + Co Hairdressing|
|Cara||Mackay||Business Manager||Gillies and Mackay Limited|
|Marie||Macklin CBE||Chief Executive||Klin Group|
|Donald||Maclean||Owner||Business Cost Consultants|
|Nasim||Malik||Managing Director||GFS Mortgages|
|Rose||Mapplebeck||Director||Special Cats of Ayr|
|Cliff||Mccabe||Manager||Parkland Engineering Limited|
|Graeme||McCormick||Managing Partner||Conveyancing Direct|
|Alan||McCusker||Director||McCusker Graphics Media Limited|
|Ian||McDougall||Managing Director||McDougall Johnstone|
|Frank||McKirgan||City Fund Manager|
|Michael||McLintock||Director||Adelp Financial Services|
|Joanne||McNally||Owner||Cunningcanis Sleekit Feline|
|Les||Meikle||Managing Director||Wise Property Care|
|Raymond||Moran||Owner||The Harbour Fish Bar|
|Gerry||Mulvenna||Director||Moving Wifi Limited|
|Jil||Murphy||Co-Founder||Thin Red Line|
|Gary||Nicol||Director||V F M Scotland Limited|
|Kevin||O’Neil||Managing Director||29 Studios|
|Gary||Parker||Managing Director||Ayrnet Marketing Ltd.|
|Alastair||Philp||Skipper of Fishing Boat||Nemesis BRD115|
|Frank||Rankin||Director||I G Scotland|
|Fiona||Savage||Director||Fiona Savage Ltd|
|Brendan||Semple||Director||TLC Pharmacy Group.|
|James||Semple||Managing Director||TLC Pharmacy Group.|
|Kimberley||Shepherd||Owner||Rock – A – Punk|
|Alan||Simpson||Owner||Minute Man Press Paisley|
|Gerry||Strain||Director||Document Solutions Ltd|
|Allan||Strang||Director||Allan Seal Trips|
|Gilbert||Summers||Partners||Scotland Tourism Solutions|
|John||Swan||Director||Battery Park Nursery|
|Alison||Tait||Director||ACT Business Services|
|Angus||Tulloch||Edinburgh Fund Manager|
|Sarah||Urquhart||Director||Sarah Urquhart PR|
|Gerry||Wallace||MD||GEM Lift Services|
|Alistair||Warwick||Owner||The Art of Music
& The Typehouse
|David||Watson||Director||Family Asset Protection (Scotland) limited|
|Rob||Wilkinson||Director||City Centre Rooms (Edinburgh) limited|
|David||Wood||CEO||Northern Oils Group|
|Alasdair||Wylie||Proprietor||Kettles of Dunkeld|
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We will not sell, lend, rent or otherwise make available your details to any other person or organisation (except in compliance with any legal requirement that may be made of us).
Use your computer to help save lives
Since 2005 we've been members of the World Community Grid (WCG), first as a personal member and, since June 2006, as a team.
Grid computing enables hundreds of years' worth of computing processing time to be utilised to enable non-profit, humanitarian projects to run. WCG projects includework towards the cure of:
- Muscular Dystrophy
Details of these projects can be found on the WCG site.
So far The Art of Music team has notched up over 300 days' computing time in 15 projects, including Beta Testing.
The badges below indicate that we have contributed at least the noted worth of CPU Run Time to each of the following projects:
- Bronze – 14 days
- Silver – 45 days
- Gold – 90 days
Clean Energy Project (Bronze)
Drug Search for Leishmaniasis (Silver)
GO Fight Against Malaria (Bronze)
Help Conquer Cancer (Bronze)
Help Fight Childhood Cancer (Bronze)
Human Proteome Folding (Bronze)
Human Proteome Folding – Phase 2 (Bronze)
Say No to Schistosoma (Bronze)
How is it done?
No other technological breakthrough has demonstrated the power of individuals more than grid computing. By donating your unused computer time (Linux, Mac or Windows), you can help to change the world for the better.
Join over 350,000 computer users around the world who are contributing an average of over 112 years' worth of computing power every day (and that's just from unused computer time)!
More information about grid computing can be found here.
How does grid computing help?
In less than three months, with grid computing, scientists identified 44 potential treatments to fight the deadly smallpox disease.
Without the grid, the work would have taken more than a year to complete.
Sounds great. How do I start?
- Just go to www.worldcommunitygrid.org to register
- Once you've completed the registration process, you'll need to download and install the World Community Grid software to get going with the project
If you already participate in the World Community Grid, then you can join our team. Just follow this link to join us.
Use your computer to help save lives
Other projects are available from BOINC.
These include Climate Prediction, which we joined on 25 April 2008. Work on this project is currently suspended while we work on WCG projects.
Why "The Art of Music"?
- Our name comes from a 16th-century Scottish musical treatise The Airt of musick which deals with faburden – the way in which counter-melodies were added to a tune or air. More…
- "Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."
(Martin Luther, 1483-1546)
- "… who has skill in the art of music is of good temperament and fitted for all things."
(Martin Luther http://quotationsbook.com/quote/38598/
- "… the art of music [is] uniquely called to instill hope in the human spirit, so scarred and sometimes wounded by the earthly condition.
"There is a mysterious and deep kinship between music and hope, between song and eternal life: not for nothing does the Christian tradition portray the blessed in the act of singing in a choir, in ecstasy and enraptured by the beauty of God.
"But authentic art, like prayer, is not foreign to everyday reality although it requires us to “water” it and make it germinate if it is to bring forth the fruit of goodness and peace."
(Pope Benedict XVI, following a concert, 24 April, 2008)
- "Where the speech of man stops short, then the art of music begins."
(Richard Wagner, 1813-1883)
- "[Sacred music] must be true art, for otherwise it cannot exercise on the minds of the hearers that influence which the Church meditates when she welcomes into her liturgy the art of music."
Tra le Sollecitudini (Motu proprio of Pius X, 22 Nov 1903)
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