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Commissioning Consortium for Children's Choir

Graphite Publishing is organizing our 2nd annual consortium project for the 14-15 season, and it is specifically for children’s choir. We have commissioned composers Martha Hill Duncan and Matthew Culloton to each write a piece for 2 part children’s choir and piano. I’ll include the text that Martha has chosen for the project (Matt's is still to come).
 
If you choose to become a part of this consortium, you would receive both pieces in pdf format by August 15, 2014. You are free to make as many copies as you need for your choir. You would be able to have your own local premiere in the 14-15 season, after which we would publish these scores online for sale to the general public. For this consortium, we’d like to keep the cost low, while still offering competitive commissioning fees to each composer. Depending on interest level, we hope to keep the cost to $250-350 per choir.

Let me know if you think this project might be a good fit for you. We’d like to try to get a wide variety of choirs, both geographically and by size of the organization. If you’re interested, I can keep you in the loop as we get closer to determining cost.

Thanks for your time and your work with young singers. We’re excited to see how this turns out!

Tim
takach@graphitepublishing.com
www.graphitepublishing.com

Martha Hill Duncan will set:

Step to the Fiddle
Neighbors and friends, come step to the fiddle,
Granny and Granddad, open the door,
Music and dance for all, big or little,
In a minute we’ll be knocking sparks off the floor.

Tap those feet while the fiddle plays,
Click those heels for the rest of your days,
Neighbors and friends, come step to the fiddle,
In a minute we’ll be going home.

Into the kitchen, aunties and cousins,
Ear to the music, heel to the floor,
Children and family and friends by the dozen,
Shanties and ballads, now sing us some more.

Tap those feet while the fiddle plays,
Click those heels for the rest of your days,
Neighbors and friends, come step to the fiddle,
In a minute we’ll be going home.

Into the kitchen, uncles and cousins,
Ear to the music, heel to the floor,
Children and family and friends by the dozen,
Pipers and reelers, now play us some more.

Tap those feet while the fiddle plays,
Click those heels for the rest of your days,
Neighbors and friends, come step to the fiddle,
In a minute we’ll be going home.
©2014 Copyright Janet Windeler Ryan

Matthew Culloton has not yet chosen a text.
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