New Music

Watch our virtual celebration of Choir & Organ‘s New Music series, as we mark 15 years of commissioning new works from young composers and launch our 2021 partnership with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

The event includes music and presentations by five past and present composers, and by Ben Parry (Artistic Director & Principal Conductor, NYCGB) and Andrew Nethsingha (Director of Music at St John’s College, Cambridge), as well as a look back at the 87 composers who have written for the series since it began in 2006.

About 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. For 2021, we are pleased to join forces with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as our New Music partners.

In 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 and print.

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?

Maggie Hamilton

Editor – Choir & Organ

Downloads

C&O July/August (now available for free download until 31 December 2021)

Tell it to the bees - Lisa Robertson

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C&O May/June (now available for free download until 31 October 2021)

storms don't last forever - Nathan James Dearden

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Listen to the recording below performed by Rupert Gough:

C&O March/April (now available for free download until 31 August 2021)

The Hazelnut - Joe Bates

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Listen to the recording below performed by members of National Youth Choirs, conducted by Ben Parry