Summy-Birchard Company

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Summy-Birchard Company
Industrymusic publisher
Founded1888; 133 years ago (1888)
FounderClayton F. Summy
Website[[[:Template:Wdib]] ] 

Summy-Birchard Company was a music publisher in the United States.

The Clayton F. Summy Company was founded in Chicago in 1888. It took over the Boston publisher of educational music C.C. Birchard & Co., founded in 1901 by musicpedagogist Clarence C. Birchard (1866-1946, in 1957 and became Summy-Birchard Company.[1] The firm acquired Boston's A. P. Schmidt Company in 1960.[2] It also acquired McLaughlin & Reilly, a Boston publisher of Catholic music founded in 1903, in 1969.[1]

It relocated from Evanston, Illinois to Princeton, New Jersey and became Birchtree Music Group. In 1988 it was acquired by Warner-Chappell.[3]

Its publishings include books for piano teachers and choral directors.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Summy-Birchard". Grove Music Online. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.27112.
  2. "A.P. Schmidt Company archives". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
  3. "Birchard - IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download".

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