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


Clara Lyle Boone
Americas Trio


Listen: Second City Chamber Series, Classical KING FM 98.1
(with our appreciation for this link)

Clara Lyle Boone was a passionate supporter of new music, of women composers, an accomplished composer and musician herself, and the pioneering publisher of Arsis Press.


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

email our distributor:

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We've gathered some of our favorite quotes here: Quotes by Women of Note

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