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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

New Music

New Music is a series of specially commissioned pieces for choir or organ written by some of the most talented young composers around.

In every issue of Choir & Organ magazine, you’ll find a profile of the composer providing an insight into the new work. Here on the New Music web page you’ll find the score in PDF format ready to download to your printer.

Scores are licensed for six months’ free use – you can print as many copies as you want – before the copyright reverts to the composer. After that date, copies must be ordered from the composer.

New Music brings cutting-edge yet approachable scores direct to your desktop. We hope that you’ll be inspired to perform them as widely as possible. Why not download the latest score now?

For 2016, we are very happy to join forces with the music department of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, as our New Music partners. All the premieres of the four choral works and two organ pieces will be given at the Cathedral at times to be announced.

Maggie Hamilton
Editor - Choir & Organ

St Paul’s Cathedral

Music at St Paul’s Cathedral is led by Andrew Carwood (director of music), Simon Johnson (organist and assistant director of music), Peter Holder (sub-organist), Rachel Mahon (William & Irene Miller organ scholar), and Tom Daggett (OBE Organ Outreach Fellow). The Cathedral Choir comprises 30 boy choristers and 12 vicars choral; St Paul's Cathedral Consort comprises the vicars choral and a team of professional sopranos; St Paul's Cathedral Chorus is an amateur choir which augments the Cathedral Choir in performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St John Passion every year.

C&O January/February 2016

Robert Crehan: Hymn to the Martyr I: Celestial Echoes

Hymn to the Martyr I: Celestial Echoes

C&O November/December 2015

William Cole: Plorans Ploravit

Plorans Ploravit - Full Score

C&O September/October 2015

Ben Comeau: Theme and Variations

Theme and Variations - Full Score

C&O July/August 2015

Hsu Tzu-Chin: Under the Moonlight

Under the Moonlight - Rehearsal Notes
Under the Moonlight - Full Score

Under the Moonlight
Hsu Tzu-Chin

C&O May/June 2015

Alexander Proudlock: The Dirge of December

The Dirge of December - Full Score

Alexander Proudlock: The Dirge of December - Rehearsal Notes

The Dirge of December
Alexander Proudlock

C&O March/April 2015

Robert Goulder: Bugles Sang (i) Bugles Sang (ii) I Saw His Round Mouth's Crimson (iii) Beauty

1 Bugles Sang - Full Score
2 I Saw His Round Mouth's Crimson - Full Score
3 Beauty - Full Score

Robert Goulder: Bugles Sang, II. ‘I saw his round mouth’s crimson’ - Rehearsal Notes
Comments from the BBC Singers

I saw his round mouth’s crimson
second movement from Bugles Sang – three pieces for SATB choir by Robert Goulder

C&O January/February 2015

Edward Nesbit: Winter Journey
Edward Nesbit explains the structure of Winter Journey

C&O November/December 2014

Seán Doherty: A Nywe Werk (winning entry in the Choir & Organ Composition Competition 2014).

NB change of date: the premiere will take place at 8 pm on 4 December in Merton College Chapel.

Seán Doherty: A Nywe Werk
Structure of A Nywe Werke

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