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Who are we?

Continuo Music Services is run by Laurence Beard BSc, a professional musician who also has many years of computing experience. Based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Continuo Music Services supplies music preparations and arrangements throughout the UK and abroad. It serves the needs of composers, music publishers, conductors and performers by providing high quality musical scores from a wide variety of original material supplied by customers. It can also produce arrangements for particular requirements, and has a special interest in supporting school and young peopleís music-making and in assisting those involved in Church music of any kind.


Laurence Beard, Principal of Continuo Music Services, has a musical background which includes 4 years as a treble chorister in the Choir of St Johnís College, Cambridge, as well as instrumental training on the clarinet, piano and organ. At university he helped to found the Early Music Group and was a member of the University Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra.

For the past 10 years Laurence has been a member of the BBC Symphony Chorus, and also belongs to the Wooburn Singers, a local choir founded by Richard Hickox, where he deputises for the conductor or accompanist when needed.

He is musical director of a large Anglican church, which has a thriving young peopleís band and an active set of adult singers and players. He organises musical events ranging from the annual Christmas Carol service to outdoor musical extravaganzas.

He is often engaged as organist at other churches in the area, and he composes occasional pieces for choir and/or instrumental ensembles.

He worked in the software field for many years, and is familiar with a wide variety of software packages and hardware environments.


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Last modified: 09 June 2006