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Directory of women composers: organ and liturgical music

During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, a group of volunteer researchers, all members of SWO, compiled a directory of women who have written for the organ, and for church services, and unearthed a wealth of unknown women and their music that had disappeared with the passage of time.  Along with the Directory, they have published a Work Catalogue of the women composers mentioned in the Directory.

You are welcome to download the latest versions of both the Directory and Work Catalogue via the links below:


(current versions as at March 2024)

Both the Directory and the Work Catalogue are work in progress and an open resource.  We hope that readers will comment on the entries, and amend or supplement as appropriate.  If you wish to make a contribution, please contact

Past documents

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