Congratulations are in order for Katharine Douglas and Caritas Music today as they celebrate 12 years in business. I invited Katharine to tell us all about it.
Music Publisher, Distributor and Supplier, Caritas Music Publishing marks its 12th birthday today, Tuesday 2nd February 2010 (Candlemas).
Begun in 1998 by Katharine Douglas and originally based in Edinburgh, Caritas began with distributing the music of Classical Composer James Douglas. To date Caritas has expanded its catalogue to include almost 20 different Classical labels from small independent companies, such as Collegium Records to the multi-nationals such as Universal, Sony Music and EMI, as well as distributing 15 CDs by composer James Douglas (composer of David Adam collaborations Visions of Glory and Cry of the Deer). Still a relatively small company and now located in North West Scotland since 2006, Caritas prides itself on its quick, personal and friendly service, as well as the ability to search for any recordings for customers.
Although obviously the bookshop retail industry has seen dramatic changes over the past 12 years, Caritas is still here and welcomes new customers all the time, such as St Olav Trust in Chichester or Norwich Christian Resource Centre, both former SPCK Bookshops, who have had long trading histories with Caritas and its owner Katharine Douglas.
As well as the recorded side of its business, Caritas Music Publishing also publishes a significant amount of sheet music suitable for individuals, churches, choirs or groups, as well as distributing the sheet music of its fellow publisher Eschenbach Editions.
Bulk discount is offered as well as generous trade terms on all sheet music items. For full details please visit www.caritas-music.co.uk/order_system/
To mark the company’s 12th Birthday, 7 CDs by Composer James Douglas will be re-launched in February with brand new designs, covers and full information about all of the tracks. The new CDs are called: Vigil of the Ascension, Into the Taiga, Threnody for Lost Time, Rannoch, Compline, Doors of Perception and The Feast of his Joy. Full information here: www.caritas-music.co.uk/compact_discs.html
- web: www.caritas-music.co.uk
- blog: blog.caritas-music.co.uk
- facebook: facebook.com/pages/Caritas-Music-Publishing/101999429289
Katharine Douglas (Owner)
Caritas Music Publishing, Achmore, Moss Road, Ullapool, IV26 2TF
01854 612236 (Tel / Fax)
Email: caritas AT caritas-music.co.uk