Not many people know that 'Lark Ascending', composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, was first published by Oxford University Press. Originally the Press specialised in the printing of choral music and hymnals but by the 1920s it was also publishing work by new composers. This included music by Vaughan Williams and ‘Lark Ascending’ was chosen as Britain’s all-time favourite classical piece in a 2011 poll of Desert Island Discs listeners.
This photograph from the early 20th century shows type set for the hymn ‘For these and all they mercies given’. 
Image: ‘For these and all they mercies given’, sheet music. Courtesy of OUP Archives. Do not re-use without permission.

Not many people know that 'Lark Ascending', composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, was first published by Oxford University Press. Originally the Press specialised in the printing of choral music and hymnals but by the 1920s it was also publishing work by new composers. This included music by Vaughan Williams and ‘Lark Ascending’ was chosen as Britain’s all-time favourite classical piece in a 2011 poll of Desert Island Discs listeners.

This photograph from the early 20th century shows type set for the hymn ‘For these and all they mercies given’. 

Image: ‘For these and all they mercies given’, sheet music. Courtesy of OUP Archives. Do not re-use without permission.