What Tecla Editions is about

I (Brian Jeffery) am an academic, a professional historian and editor of literature and music. If you would like to know more about me, you might like to read my article “The fiftieth anniversary of Tecla Editions” in which I pay tribute to the wonderful people especially at Canterbury and Oxford from whom and with whom I learned how to analyse texts and make editions of them.

I founded Tecla Editions to provide professionally prepared editions of works made from their original sources, always made for everyone including beginners, normally urtext, always with performance in mind as well as consultation, with notes setting each item in its historical and cultural background, at reasonable prices, and now in both printed and digital form. Among Tecla publications are authentic urtext editions of guitar music by Sor, Giuliani, Carcassi and others. Tecla is not just a repository of undifferentiated scores: rather, every edition in Tecla is professionally made and curated at both an academic and an accessible level.

A customer hit the nail on the head when he wrote: “There are those of us out there who genuinely appreciate your work, in making available complete works of uncorrupted music from primary sources, that otherwise would not be available except to a handful of academics with access to obscure library sources.”