Arsis Press
Publisher of Concert and Sacred Music by Women Composers

Bringing concert music by women composers to the attention of performers and audiences has been the mission of Arsis Press since 1974. Arsis means 'upbeat' in Italian, and is the preparatory movement of a conductor's baton.

In recognition of this historic role, the archives of Arsis Press are housed in the Music Division of the Library of Congress.

View Catalog (and Program Notes) by Instrumentation:

Choral Music   Music for Keyboards: Piano/Harpsichord/Organ Instrumental: Chamber Music/Orchestra Vocal Music Order Form

Arsis Press Composers

Featured Score


Emma Lou Diemer:
Toccata for Piano


6'40" $ 8.00 #040071 AP-109
Recording: Capstone CD (CPS-8714), Sony Music CD23055

Repertoire of the Seventeen National Piano Competition
"Emma Lou Diemer's Toccata is as unpredictable as it is fun and pleasing. . . a pianistic adventure" (Fanfare)

Clara Lyle Boone
and The Arsis Press Story

The Washington Post (feature article)

score sample (pdf)


The beauty and professionalism of Arsis Press publications have been recognised many times by Music Publishers Association Paul Revere Awards.

Music from Arsis Press may be ordered from your local dealer or from our distributor:

Empire Publishing Service
P.O. Box 1344
Studio City, CA 91614
tel. orders: 818-784-8918 fax orders: 818-990-2477

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