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Choir & Organ is the leading independent magazine for all professionals and amateurs in the choral and organ worlds – whether you are an organist, choral director or singer, organ builder, keen listener, or work in publishing or the record industry, Choir & Organ is a must-read wherever you live and work.

Every two months our expert contributors bring you beautifully illustrated features on newly built and restored organs, insights into the lives and views of leading organists, choral directors and composers, profiles of pioneering and well-established choirs, and topical coverage of new research, festivals and exhibitions. In keeping with our commitment to music at the cutting edge, we commission a new work from a young composer in every issue, making the score freely available for download and performance.

Our international news and previews, with breaking stories, key awards and forthcoming premieres, combine with reviews of the latest CDs, DVDs and sheet music, and listings of recitals, festivals and courses, to keep you up to date with events and developments around the world.

The Neoclassical Organ and the Great Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Organ of Saint-Sulpice, Paris

Contents List

OBITUARY: BRIAN COUZENS The founder of Chandos Records, an ardent proponent of little-known music.

OBITUARY: MCNEIL ROBINSON II Multi-talented US organist, teacher, improviser and composer.

PETER COLLINS The maverick organ builder reflects on 50 years in the business and introduces his new instrument for St Albans International Organ Festival.

TUDOR PARTBOOKS How do you create performing scores from manuscripts dating back 500 years?

WILLIAM FAULKES Revisiting the organ music of this neglected Victorian composer.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL CHORUS At 50, the Scottish choir is a strong cultural force at home and internationally.

INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF PIPE ORGAN BUILDERS To introduce our supplement, Jonathan Ambrosino debates extension and digital tone production in new organs.

THREE CHOIRS: 2 The Festival’s commissioning tradition leaves a rich legacy of new works.

BRISBANE One of ‘Father’ Willis’s finest organs has been meticulously restored in City Hall.

PETRASSI It’s time to look again at the choral canon of this 20th-century Italian composer. 

SUFFOLK ORGANS: 4 A Wadsworth organ in Hundon remains much as it was 100 years ago.

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