Arrow Music Press was founded in 1938 by Lehman Engel (1910-1982), Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) and Aaron Copland (1900-1990). It is considered to have been one of the more remarkable efforts by American composers to form their own publishing company. With the acquisition of the non-profit-publisher Cos Cob Press, who had ceased publishing new music by the late 1930s, and a more business-like manner of organization, the new company gained importance while remaining non-commercial. In 1956, the company was bought by Boosey & Hawkes.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • 1939: Arrow Music Press, Inc., 10 East 43 St., New York

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
AMP-6621-16 Ives 7 Songs for Voice and Piano 1939

Sources Consulted

  • 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie. New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 1980.
  • 2. Kerr, Harrison. "The American Music Center." Notes Second Series, Vol. 1, no. 3 (1944): 34-41 (accessed 29.11.2010).

Authority control

VIAF (Arrow Music Press)