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Headlines in this edition of the Latest News from Caritas:

  1. 2 more landmark Scores are published by Eschenbach Editions...
  2. Eschenbach Editions marks its 30th birthday with 3 new Scores for Organ....
  3. Caritas Media Music now on YouTube:
  4. Extract from 'Before Prayer' by James Douglas is included in new Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two.....
  5. Revamped website with more information; new links, new details, photos and much much more.
  6. 4 Scores have been published by Eschenbach Editions: Urbs Beata Jerusalem, Emblems, Formations and Brass Quintet by James Douglas (available to buy online)
  7. Needing to find a CD or DVD?..then let Caritas Music Publishing help Katharine Douglas on 01854 612236

Composer James Douglas at The Macphail Theatre in 2009



1) 2 more Landmark Printed music scores (Performers Editions) are published by Eschenbach Editions this month: a) From the Deeps for Solo Organ and b) Trilogia for Organ. Both of these ground breaking scores will challenge an organist, but will also delight audiences alike. For further details please contact via email:

2) Classical Publisher marks 30 years with 3 new Organ works published

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Publisher Douglas himself founded in 1986, Eschenbach Editions have just published 3 significant works for Organ in loose-leaf performer’s scores editions:

These works are now available to order in sheet music format, either in A4 loose leaf format or spiral bound for performances and can be purchased online via the website:


James Douglas (b. 1932), studied in Munich, Paris, Salzburg, London and Edinburgh. His music has been transmitted on BBC Radio 2 & 3, Radio Scotland, BBC Alba, in Ireland and in France and also features on 15 CDs all released by Caritas Records.

Eschenbach Editions was established in 1986 by James Douglas, originally in Edinburgh. The publisher relocated in 2006 to North West Scotland and since his daughter Katharine Douglas, has taken over the reigns of this Classical Publisher, she hopes to see his music go from strength to strength.

‘Although over 100 pieces of my father’s music have been commercially recorded and I have always loved his music for the Organ and, as scores of this music are quite rare, I have decided to preserve this music for the future with this groundbreaking publication of 3 major Organ scores. I decided to publish the music primarily to mark the 30th anniversary of Eschenbach Editions, and to choose Organ Music to start with for personal reasons. One of my fondest memories of my fathers music was listening to a live performance of A Vision in St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh and being totally mesmorised by the sound this fantastic instrument can make. Once you hear Organ music live, you will never forget it. I also now hope that other Organists or musicians will also wish to take this music on and perform it around the world, both in Scotland and of course nationally too. James Douglas is now marking his 85th year and to celebrate this and Eschenbach’s 30th birthday, we would like to ask people to celebrate these facts, through performances, CDs and broadcasts of the music of James Douglas: a unique Composer.’

3) Caritas Media Music is now on YouTube: with the first in a series of Videos introducing the Music of James Douglas. View here: The first video features excerpts from the DVD: 'A Visual and Musical Journey' by James and Helen Douglas.

Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two4) Eschenbach Editions has announced that an extract from 'Before Prayer' taken from 'Visions of Glory' by James Douglas, has been included in the newly published 'Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two' published by William Collins in late 2015. 'Before Prayer' was used with full permission from Eschenbach Editions and James Douglas is delighted that such a fine new Daily Prayer book now includes an extract of his music in the Compline (Night Prayer) section for Wednesday. ISBN: 9780008100193. This new book is published by William Collins and is the second of two volumes of Celtic Daily Prayer: 'Farther up and Farther In' that are numbered continuously.





5) The Caritas Music Publishing and Eschenbach Editions website has recently had a relaunch, with many more links, Order Forms to download, information and new photos, all contributing to a re-design and re-branding for the Publishers. For the Trade section, visit here, alternatively if you would like more information about our Composers, visit the Composers section here. Alternatively to buy a CD, just go to the Caritas Music Store. Payments are accepted via PayPal with all payments secure. 

6) 4 more Scores by Composer James Douglas are now available to buy from Eschenbach Editions and via this website.

a) 'Urbs Beata Jerusalem' for High Voice and Organ

b) 'Emblems' which is a work scored for 11 Wind Instruments, in a combination of 2222 / 3

A Score is now available for sale, with parts available for Hire from Eschenbach Editions.

c) 'Formations' and is for 11 Brass Instruments in a 3431 combination. The Composer estimates that this work would be a wonderful addition to a Brass Group. The Score is available to purchase with parts available for Hire from Eschenbach Editions.

d) The final new score is 'Brass Quintet' for 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba.

7) If you are needing assistance finding CDs or DVDs or for a particular piece of music (for example from a TV production or Radio broadcast or for a Choral Society for example),contact Caritas who can try to source music for you. Please e-mail or phone Katharine Douglas on: 01854 612236 or e-mail: all enquires welcomed.


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Archive Press Reviews

  • 'A Classic in Ullapool (Ross-shire Journal 8th December 2006)
  • James Douglas 'The ability to conquer adversity...a constant stream of new works...striving to achieve the best that I can.' (Interview in The Edinburgh Evening News, 31st January 2006)
  • James Douglas '...Edinburgh musician going from strength to strength...through a distinguished career, his symphonies and concertos have been performed in New York, Paris and London...This is music which is approachable and full of melody, it is for ordinary people who want to enjoy some nice music...' (The Edinburgh Evening News, February 25th 2005, Front page lead story)
  • 100th Concert for Composer: 'One of Edinburgh's busiest composers: James Douglas, has his 100th Concert at Christ Church, Morningside...(The Scotsman, 14th November 2005)
  • Composer to showcase new works on birthday: 'Eminent Capital-based composer: James Douglas, is to celebrate his birthday with a concert premiering 3 of his works.' (The Evening News 4th July 2005)
  • James Douglas Gala Concert: The 100th Concert at Christ Church. With performances by flautist George Gwilt and trumpeter Andrew Kinnear.' (The List Magazine 1st December 2005)
  • Music against the Odds: 'I had the idea of writing a large number of works for my friends and for people who have helped me over the years.' (MGA News)
  • 60 seconds with James Douglas: Composer (RNID Magazine: One in Seven), As a composer: my approach is: 'Stop the world, I want to get on!' I love having my music performed anywhere that I can…I have a very deep memory of musical scores which has lasted me all my life…By the age of 10 I wanted to write music above all things…I am fascinated by melody."




















'A new online service... promoting a wide range of music... fascinating glimpse...' (Classic FM Magazine, July 2000)