Specialist in contemporary music typesetting

I have several years experience of producing professional quality scores and parts, both of my own music and that of other composers. From 2015-2017 I worked at the University of York Music Press in which capacity I typeset scores by Jo Kondo, Robert Saxton, Sadie Harrison and others.

In parallel to this I have developed my freelance work: recent projects have included Richard Shephard's substantial score for the 2016 York Mystery Plays. examples of my work and testimonials can be seen below.

If you are interested in working with me or have any questions please contact me either using the contact form or at desmond.r.clarke@gmail.com



Hugely impressed with the typesetting of these 1990s songs of mine by Desmond Clarke. Done quickly, for an extraordinarily good rate and with a real understanding of the way that the music is conveyed through its presentation on the page. Desmond is a composer too - it shows!

Sadie Harrison, Composer

Extract from Sadie Harrison’s  Arcosolia

Extract from Sadie Harrison’s Arcosolia