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Soprano volume 2 released – Canadian Opera Anthology

At last the promised second volume of the Soprano edition of our Canadian Opera Anthology has been released and is ready for you to order. Check out this link which gives you the list of contents with excerpt pages from each aria. It is being offered at an introductory sale price for a limited time. Get your copy soon.  Soprano volume 2

 

Kulesha – Sonata for horn, tuba, piano – commercial print

Gary Kulesha’s Sonata for horn, tuba and piano was created for the composer performing on piano, J. Scott Irvine on tuba and Gary Pattison on horn, premiered in 1975 at a recital given by them at Walter Hall at the University of Toronto. This piece has gone on to be his most performed work, and best selling work. We finally decided that it really needed to be given a nice cover and be commercially printed. The music and insides are the same as we have been selling for a number of years, it just looks “prettier” now.

This link takes you to the sale page where you can order it, look at a score excerpt and a link to listen to a performance.

Kelly-Marie Murphy – And so be changed from lightning in the end

Kelly-Marie Murphy’s orchestral work – And so be changed from lightning in the end (2004)

Listen on our YouTube channel  here

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Launch of the Canadian Opera Anthology-Soprano vol 1

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the first book in a series of arias from a wide range of Canadian Operas. Arrange by voice, the first and second volumes are for soprano. Volume 1 is available. Volume 2 will debut  early in the new year. For a limited time, volume 1 is on sale for $34.  Soprano Volume 1-details-buy

Winter 2020/21 Highlights News

Winter 2020 issue – COVID-Friendly performance works; Gary Kulesha’ new Oboe Concerto for Bede Hanley premiered in October in Auckland; Release of the new Canadian Opera Anthology-Soprano volume 1

Rondo in Stride – cello & piano – Forsyth

Rondo in Stride for cello and piano by Malcolm Forsyth, Dur. 6′ just released.
Program Notes by the Composer: The legendary jazz pianist Fats Waller developed a unique style, which became known as “Stride Piano”, in which the left hand made striding leaps of a tenth, as it moved through the harmonic sequence. This, and other cute clichés of classic jazz, such as the string pizzicato with double stops and slides, are parodied in this tongue-in-cheek morsel.
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Voices – solo organ – Eric Robertson

There are not many people who would care to sleep in a church. I don’t mean at sermon-time in warm weather (when the thing has actually been done, once or twice), but in the night, and alone. Who will meet me singly in an old churchyard, before an old church door; and will previously empower me to lock him in, if needful to his satisfaction, until morning? ….(Charles Dickens The Chimes 1845)
This is a fantasy on what that scenario may be like to experience…
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Highlights – 2018 issues – short and quick to read

December 15, 2018 – Just released, our Winter, 2018 issue As usual our newsletters are only 2 pages long. We know you have other demands on your time and you don’t want to read long things…
-Featuring Gustav Mahler‘s series of Retushcen (Retouched) Scores, works from the Classics which made them more suitable to modern concert halls, which include works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Smetana.
-Anniversaries for Vaughan Williams works
– New publications of chamber works for cello, trombone, trumpet, organ and violin
– Reissued brass chamber works by Malcolm Forsyth
– Dan Locklair’s very popular organ work, Rubrics is 30.
– Counterpoint now has a YouTube Channel to listen and learn about more of our works

Our Summer/Fall issue focused on a number of new publications of chamber works by John Beckwith, Gary Kulesha, Malcolm Forsyth, Donald Steven and Kelly-Marie Murphy.

Highlights – Winter 2017 edition – New publications & New Pieces

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feature articles – Victor Davies  new opera The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

New Publications from Johnny Cowell – Playful Trumpets – brass quintet; Kelly-Marie Murphy – The Lonely  Road – cello and piano; Donald Steven – Pages of Solitary  Delights – medium voice and piano; Bramwell Tovey – Songs from the Paradise Saloon – solo trumpet part for trumpet concerto; Bramwell Tovey – Lincoln Tunnel – solo trombone part for trombone concerto; Malcolm Forsyth – These Cloud Capp’d Towers – solo trombone and piano reduction for trombone concerto; Jacob Plachta – Celebration, wind ensemble version (Young Composers’ Series)

+ Gary Kulesha recent performances and new works;  Jeffrey McCune – Composer and Visual Artist.

George Francis Crum’s Little Minuet & Sad Waltz for solo piano

George Francis Crum was the founding Music Director of the National Ballet of Canada as well as an excellent pianist and composer. Counterpoint has just released our first work by him, Little Minuet & Sad Waltz, for solo piano. The World Premiere, public performance was given by Serouj Kadjian at the Amici Chamber Ensemble concert, November 12, 2017.  It is a delightful small gem. To purchase a copy click here.