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Treble-only Responses

Complementing the four evening services for trebles we currently have in the catalogue, we also have three treble-only settings of the Preces and Responses. Here’s a quick low-down on what’s available. Normally of course you’d expect the Responses not to … Continue reading

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Music for trebles-only evensong

With the recent publication of Laurence Caldecote’s All Saints’ Service, we now have no fewer than four sets of evening canticles for use at evensong when you only have a soprano line. Here’s a little walkthrough of which one might … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

And the winner is St Mary’s Church Choir, Nottingham. Congratulations to them. Free copies of┬áJesus’ Lullaby will be sent to them, and it’ll be programmed into their Nine Lessons and Carols service on Christmas Eve. Director of Music John Keys … Continue reading

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Sibelius team reunited

A few short months ago I wrote a painful piece (painful to me I mean) about the sacking of the UK’s Sibelius programmers by Avid, who wanted to employ cheaper labour elsewhere. I wrote then of the human story of … Continue reading

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Memories of Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

The American giant of contemporary music, Elliott Carter, has died, a few weeks short of his 104th birthday. He was born 12 hours after that other hugely significant 20th-century figure Olivier Messiaen, who himself died in his old age at … Continue reading

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Got enough music?

You are the director of music of a busy church or cathedral choir. You have at least one eucharist service every week, possibly more. You also have at least one evensong each week, possibly one every day. And your repertoire … Continue reading

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Christmas Fare Singthrough

Attention choral directors, especially if you’re within easy reach of Chichester! The Chichester Music Press is shortly going to be holding a singthrough of Christmas choral music. We’ve chosen this time of year, while our ice creams are even now … Continue reading

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