Cypress is proud to feature the music of Canadian composer Robert Ingari. This decorated composer’s French language selections have rapidly become some of the most popular pieces in our catalogue. Enjoy!
We’re all hopeful that things will be back to close to normal by the time the Christmas holidays are here. In anticipation… I encourage choral directors to review a catchy, tuneful and wonderful new carol published by Heritage Music Press/Lorenz entitled “Christmas, A Gift of Love for All.” The work is a collaboration between Jeffrey R. Smith, musical director of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, composer Robert S. Cohen and lyricist Ronald W. Cadmus. There is also an orchestration available through the composer. To review a score and recording the link is:
Erin presents a powerful message of encouragement; “Believers, do not grow weary. Do not lose heart in doing what is right.” This rousing song applies to anyone who believes in living a stand-up life; with honesty, love and justice for all. The troubles of this world can often be wearisome and discouraging so this anthem will touch people at church, at school or in the concert hall.
New Music for your choir
My name is David Lussier and I offer you a selection of acapella and accompanied anthems for your adult and/or youth church choir. They are suitable for Christmas and general Sundays. Encourage your instrumentalists of C instruments/keyboard/guitar to worship with you and add percussion too. Many could be used as introits. David Lussier Marketplace
Enjoy Stephanie Martin’s “Rise Up My Love”. One of the most beautiful poems from the Song of Solomon. Singers will love the interesting lines.
In 2018, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Sant Yago University Choir of Valencia ran the first edition of a Choral Music Composition Contest, which was very successful in terms of participation. This year the Sant Yago University Choir is announcing the second edition, once again aiming at the creation of new repertoire by national or international composers. Participation in the competition is open to composers of any nationality and age. Entry compositions must be original and unpublished, harmonisations and arrangements being excluded. Entries must be written for a regular mixed choir SATB a cappella with a reasonable use of divisi. Compositions must be at a technical level that makes its performance possible by an amateur choir, and will have a maximum duration of 5 minutes. Only texts with a Christmas theme will be considered, written preferably in Valencian, Spanish, Latin or English. Further information: