• A new Australian sheet music publisher for church musicians

  • new music for Advent and Christmas

Pre-Press Music Australia -

Hi! My name is Ross Salomon and I am pleased to introduce you to my new website, which I hope will become a useful resource for church musicians. My mission is to publish, promote and sell the works of various composers and arrangers who excel in any number of a variety of musical
Ross Salomon, founder
and owner of
Pre-Press Music
forms. My main focus is new compositions and arrangements of music for the Church, with a salute to traditional styles as well as a warm and encouraging embrace to more contemporary styles that open-minded traditionalists would not be quick to dismiss, even in structured liturgical contexts.
In the shop section you can see the humble beginnings of what I hope will grow into a treasure trove of pieces and works to edify musicians and listeners alike.
Most music on the website is available as PDF downloads, but I am also happy to receive inquiries from people looking for printing on demand.
I have a number of emailing lists for you to choose from. Please consider joining the lists that interest you to find out about recently added works in your areas of interest. In no way is this intended to be unwanted spam! We will keep our promotional emails to a maximum of 12 in each list per year. Most likely it will be less. You will only receive emails if you have deliberately joined one or more of the mailing lists or if you have interacted with the website in such a way as to generate an acknowledgement of your order or inquiry. Your personal information will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be passed on to other entities. (A privacy policy approved by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is in place.) Placing an order will generate your own customer account, (Two-Factor Authentication is also offered as an option for extra security if desired) but you can also register your interest in any of the various categories using the form in the sidebar of any of the Shop and Product pages of the website.
A special feature of the website is that most publications can be viewed in total online (with a preview watermark) without having to purchase them first. The preview function lets you turn the pages as if you were browsing through sheet music in an actual music shop! Many of the product pages also have link so you can listen to an excerpt as well.

Introductory offer

All orders placed before 1st December 2023 using the following coupon code:


will receive a 5% discount of the total purchase amount. This is not limited to just one purchase. Please share this with your church music colleagues!

5% off all purchases until 1st December 2023

using the coupon code above!

At this time of year, I draw your attention to the following:

Hymn Preludes for Organ: Book 2: Advent

Includes O come, O come, Emmanuel; Lo! He comes with clouds descending; Wake, awake for night is flying; There's a light upon the mountains. 16 pages. [Read the score.]


Hymn Preludes for Organ Advent by Steven Nisbet

Creative Last Verses - Booklet 1 - Advent & Christmas

front cover image of Creative Last Verses Booklet 1 Advent Christmas_Steven Nisbet
Reharmonisations and descants for last verses of 13 well-known hymns by one of Australia's leading church musicians. [Read the score.]


Ave Maria

This glorious setting of the traditional Latin text of the Annunciation is ideal for experienced choirs. Scored for SATB choir with optional soprano solo in open score with luscious organ part on three staves. 6 pages plus cover and brief composer's biography and notes. Just under 3 minutes performance time. Now available for immediate download. [Read the score and listen.]


Ave Maria

The Inn at Bethlehem

The Inn at Bethlehem
A new Christmas carol with lyrics in English depicting the arrival of Mary and Joseph at the inn at Bethlehem after a tiring journey. Scored for voice and piano. [Read the score and listen.]


An Angel of the Lord Appeared

A Christmas carol scored for SATB but also suitable for unison singing. [Read the score and listen.]


An Angel of the Lord Appeared

Love Came Down at Christmas

A Christmas anthem for SATB choir and piano or organ with words by Christina Georgina Rossetti. 7 pages. Price includes permission to make 30 copies for a single church, school or choir. [Read the score.]


Love Came Down at Christmas

Ave Maria - Hail Mary

Scored for Soprano I, Soprano II and Alto voices with a fairly easy but supportive, arpeggiated piano accompaniment. [Read the score and listen.]


Front Cover of Ave Maria by Mary Mosses
I warmly invite you to visit the website and have a look around. The About page is useful for some background information.
Inquiries from anyone interested in having their original compositions and arrangements turned from manuscripts to beautifully typeset scores for publication (a process traditionally referred to as music engraving), as well as those interested in having their already published works sold and distributed, or even just promoted on the website are most welcome to contact me for further information.
I would be most grateful of you could be so kind as to spread the word about this new website to your musician friends and colleagues especially among church music circles in Australia and beyond.
Best wishes as you prepare for the new church year,
Ross Salomon
Editor and Publisher, Pre-Press Music Australia
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