About us

MDS is based in Malvern, Worcestershire, in the lee of the Malvern Hills, so beloved of Edward Elgar.

At MDS we sell music for church and concert hall online and we engrave music from your manuscripts or files:

  • your music beautifully and accurately typeset
  • liturgical and choral music our speciality
  • scores, parts, melody boxes, lead sheets etc
  • output to PDF, ready for printing
  • free quotations
  • other music services available – please enquire

Alan Smith has been a pastoral musician for over 40 years and currently leads the music at Holy Redeemer Church, Pershore, Worcestershire, UK. Alan has composed four settings of the 2010 translation of the Mass, including Pershore Mass and Mass of St Kenelm. A former chair of the Society of St Gregory, Alan is production manager and editorial board member of its journal, Music and Liturgy.

Born in 1952, Alan was educated at Dover Grammar School and at York University, where he studied with John Paynter and Wilfrid Mellers. He taught music in Kent, Birmingham, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, before becoming Music Adviser for Worcestershire. He retired in 2011 and now devotes his time to writing, editing, typesetting, music engraving, composing and running MDS.

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