Ourtext is the trading name of John Harding. It is a small-scale publisher of chamber music, principally for strings. Ourtext is based in London, with agents in Australia, Germany, Holland, Sweden and the USA. All music is individually printed to order on 100 gsm A3 paper, folded and stapled, and mailed from London.
Ourtext sets itself high standards both for the musical quality of its repertoire and the clarity of its engraving.
Ourtext should not be confused with urtext. In other words, while we have nothing against rigorous textual scholarship, our central task is to make an original contribution to chamber music, whether by adapting, editing or arranging existing music, or by promoting new work. In the catalogue an item that is an arrangement or transcription of a work originally written for other instruments is indicated by (arr) after the title.
Ourtext now also publishes the string chamber music formerly sold by Merton Music, following the retirement of its founder, Theo Wyatt. In incorporating this material Ourtext has made every effort, over several years, to raise its quality. Its legibility and accuracy has in very many cases been dramatically improved. However, some shortcomings in facsimiles of old editions are beyond practical remedy. If you find any of the material you receive from Ourtext to be unusable, please let us know and we will not hesitate to refund the purchase price.
Ourtext respects copyright and makes every effort to ensure that it is not infringed. In a very few cases we have published copyright work where it was the clear wish of the composer that it should be published, and where efforts to trace the residual copyright holder have failed. If you have reason to believe that your rights have been infringed, please contact us, giving evidence of the basis of your claim, and we will respond accordingly.
Ourtext's address is:
49 Listria Park,
London N16 5SW
VAT Registration No. 938 6643 78