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?
Following a successful partnership in 2013, we are very happy to join forces again in 2015 with the BBC Singers as our New Music partners. The choral commissions will arise from composition workshops to be held by the Singers during the year; the organ compositions include a bespoke organ commission (Edward Nesbit’s Winter Journey) and the winning entry from the Choir & Organ Composition Competition 2015, held in partnership with St Albans International Organ Festival (IOF). The Competition winning entry will be premiered during the IOF and will receive its London premiere in January 2016 (date tbc) at a special concert by the BBC Singers, during which the world premieres of the four choral works and additional organ piece will be given.
Accompanying the online publication of the choral works will be mp3s of each piece, performed by the BBC Singers, together with tips and notes on conducting them.
Editor - Choir & Organ
The BBC Singers
© Sophie Laslett
In their 90th anniversary season, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life, with an unrivalled expertise in performing the best of contemporary music and creative relationships with many of the foremost conductors and composers of our times. Based at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers also give regular concerts (many of them free) in London and across the UK, and appear regularly at major festivals in Europe and beyond.
C&O November/December 2015
William Cole: Plorans Ploravit
C&O September/October 2015
Ben Comeau: Theme and Variations
C&O July/August 2015
Hsu Tzu-Chin: Under the Moonlight
Under the Moonlight
C&O May/June 2015
Alexander Proudlock: The Dirge of December
The Dirge of December
C&O March/April 2015
Robert Goulder: Bugles Sang (i) Bugles Sang (ii) I Saw His Round Mouth's Crimson (iii) Beauty
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
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.
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