- April 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm #560963
A question for choral directors (of professional, college or community choirs) who may be interested in original new music. Which of these would you say to an independent composer?
1. Send me an email with link to full score and audio. (or would you just delete it?)
2. Mail me a printed score. (or would it just go into a pile?)
3. Do not contact me. (I’m too busy or I only use other means to learn about new music, e.g. personal contacts, reviews, publishers/distributors).
Thanks for your thoughts!April 16, 2018 at 7:55 am #561012
If the composer has a website I’d want links so I can peruse at my convenience. (I would ask for a PDF to be emailed to me if they don’t have a website of their own.)
I would probably look at printed scores sent to me, but they’d be in a pile until I had time to do so- and that could be a while.
If the composer has first gained permission to send me info on their new music then I’ll have a look. (They could do that by offering a signup place on a website, like ChoralNet, or their own.)
Liberty (Clemson), SCApril 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm #561049
As a composer and,arranger of piano, organ, choral and orchestral music, I am thrilled when other choirs (. Besides my own church choir, who loves my Hymn arrangements!) sing my music. So I publish my work at http://www.sheetmusicplus digital downloads. I currently have over 200 titles to choose from. My kids choir sang my anthem “Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord” on Palm Sunday. It was great to know that fifteen other choirs around the globe were also singing it too!!
So support all musicians!!
http://www.generoberson.comApril 16, 2018 at 10:14 pm #561109
Thanks Cecil for your thoughts, especially the idea of having a sign-up place to indicate interest before merely receiving unsolicited pdfs, links, etc. I do have a web site and also have my choral works on JWPepper and Sheetmusicplus, which has been useful in getting my works in front of directors.April 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm #561270
I would encourage them to send a video or audio recording link with the message if it’s been already performed. If they are looking to get it premiered, they should tell the recipient if the premier performance will be a free set of music for the choir and the premier performance’s rights to broadcast/record, etc.
DApril 24, 2018 at 3:51 pm #561999
That is an interesting web site, and they have a related one for choral music. I can’t find any reviews of the site on line. Are there any other members of this forum who have used it and would like also to share their experience of it? Other readers here would probably be interested.
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