Is this a community for requesting and promoting Christmas music?
Date: July 24, 2013
If so, please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a 'small time opposed/arranger, based in Birmingham, UK, specialising up to now in music for Advent/Christmas/ Epiphany. This has happened, I suppose, because I am a keen amateur choral singer, and my initial stimulus for composing has been to provide pieces suitable for performance at our choir's annual Christmas concerts. As these take place in a large symphony hall in Birmingham, with a very fine symphony chorus and orchestra (CBSO), the incentive to come up with something suitable each year has been great!
in time this has spread to a number of other choirs and orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Norther Sinfonia and the Boys' Choir at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.
A few of my choral pieces have been published, by OUP and Norsk Musikforlag, but the majority are languishing at home on my computer or home printouts. I've also had a Christmas Overture published by Faber. To be honest, I'm much keener to be of some use to choirs and get some of my stuff performed far and wide than needing to draw much of an income from it, so I'd be happy to email PDFs of any unpublished pieces that may catch your interest.
Rather than listing anything here, I suggest if you're looking for Christmas repertoire that you go to my website, www.newcarols.com, and click on the 'compositions' tab. Most of the stuff is for SATB, with some divisi, but there are also one or two pieces for children's choirs.
I'd be glad to receive any feedback!
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