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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

     

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  • 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.

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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

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  • 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

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Newsletter-Fall, 2017, Choral focus

    Click here to enjoy our 2-page Fall, 2017 Highlights newsletter. This one features a number of choral and vocal works just released by Kelly-Marie MurphyThe Darkest Midnight in December; Eric RobertsonVariations on the Sussex Carol, Richard CohenEight Bright Candles, Larysa KuzmenkoChristmas Bells and Dreams, Bramwell ToveyRittenhouse Carol; Victor Togni Alleluia!; Gary Kulesha – Blue Heron Near the Old Mill;

    Also featured – Kelly-Marie Murphy’s win of the prestigious Azrieli Foundation composition award to create a double concerto for cello and harp based on a proposal for a new work which expresses an aspect of the Jewish experience with the utmost creativity, artistry and musical excellence. This work will be premiered at a Gala concert on October 15, 2018.

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  • Highlights -Winter, 2016 Newsletter

    Click here to see our short (2 pages) Highlights Winter 2016

    We welcome composers Donald Steven, one of only three composers to win a Juno Award for Pages of Solitary Delights – written for Maureen Forrester (listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0v9brWASfE), and a Jules Leger Prize, for In the Land of Pure Delight (listen at https://soundcloud.com/impartial-music/in-the-land-of-pure-delight) both pieces now published by Counterpoint.

    Richard Cohen – long-time member of the Toronto Symphony horn section, and a talented composer.

    Serouj Kradjian – Artistic Director of the Amici Ensemble of Toronto, as well as pianist, and composer

    Also New works by Victor Davies – new opera A Tale of Two Cities; Larysa Kuzmenko – Golden Harvest; new edition of Pierre MercureKaleidoscope; Eric RobertsonA Carol for Christmas & Crossing Over; Johnny Cowell – Trumpet Concerto & Sangre de Toro Bravo-Blood of the Brave Bull

    Our Young Composers’ Series is now launched

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  • Summer, 2016 Highlights-newsletter

    Our Summer, 2016 edition of our newsletter features articles on Bramwell Tovey‘s latest work, Time Tracks, a suite from his opera The Inventor, just premiered by the New Zealand Symphony; our new composer Larysa Kuzmenko‘s premiere of her new work Golden Harvest, in celebration of the Immigrant Experience, and specifically about the 125th anniversary of the beginning of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. Also featured are Victor Davies’ Tuba Concerto- Concerto for Tubameister, being performed next January by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, with young up-and-coming Tuba Soloist, Justin Hickmott.
    Please read it here

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  • Winter 2015 Highlights-newsletter

    Our Winter edition of our newsletter Highlights is now available. Features:
    Johnny Cowell’s 90th birthday celebration, additions to our catalogue include music by Larysa Kuzmenko and Sid Robinovitch. Learn about our new representation of the Toronto band of Firefighters called Firesound and their orchestra show, new publications and important upcoming performances.

    Please read it here.

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