The website for Dr Martin Shaw OBE FRCM (1875 –1958)

"Their style is bold, diatonic and memorably melodic – "

Andrew Clements on Shaw’s songs in The Guardian April 2012



Click on the links to the left for lists of Martin Shaw's music.


SHEET MUSIC   Where a piece is in print, the title links to an online supplier.


LIBRARY CATALOGUES   If a work is out of print, a link to the online libary catalogues Copac and WorldCat is given. Copac gives lists of holdings in the UK and Ireland, WorldCat gives lists of holdings worldwide. Where the search results are the same, only Copac is shown. While holdings at the Royal Academy of Music are shown, sadly holdings at The Royal College of Music and other conservatoires are not.

Other Catalogues: The British Music Collection based in Hull was just going on line as this list was being prepared. It is a separate resource, so not part of the Copac or WorldCat database. Where a piece is only held with the BMC, their website is shown.


COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS   For copies of out of print music click on the Martin Shaw Trust icon (next to each title) to contact the Martin Shaw Trust Archivist

MS Trust logo Contact the Trust Archivist for:

•   help with obtaining copies of out of print music

•    a scan of the first page of out of print music

•   general enquiries.

The Trust has copies of vocal scores, but not the orchestrations (which normally remain with the publisher).


MARTIN SHAW ARCHIVE   The Martin Shaw Archive is still in the process of being catalogued. To view items it contains contact the British Library via email at :


LINKS   Links to external websites appear on a new page.


Note: every endeavor has been made to make these lists accurate, certainly as to Shaw's compositions. Online sheet music stores occasionally credit music to Martin Shaw when in fact it is by another composer.