Eng. music publishers, founded in London 1811 by Vincent Novello. His son Alfred, from 1829 to 1857, followed by Henry Littleton (1823–88), made the business extremely successful by issuing standard edns. of the classics, particularly choral works. Most Eng. Victorian oratorios and cantatas were pubd. by Novello, incl. those by Elgar. Its house magazine, The Musical Times, remains one of the most respected publications, but has been pubd. by Orpheus Publications from 1988.