Golden Harvest is an oratorio for mixed chorus, solo soprano and baritone, and orchestra, or piano reduction. Written for the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Canadian-Ukrainian composer Larysa Kuzmenko wrote this work to the libretto of another Canadian-Ukrainian, Talia (Natalia) Zajac. This was premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and a mixed choir of local groups, on March 17, 2016. It went on to be performed by a number of other groups, Saskatoon Symphony, McGill Chamber Orchestra and Regina Symphony. With current events bringing all things Ukrainian to general notice, this work deserves to be performed again. The Centre for Opera Studies and Appreciation in Toronto, will be performing this twice June 7 & 8, 2022 under the direction of Darryl Edwards at Humbercrest United Church and Lansing United Church, both in Toronto. Buy vocal score.Continue reading →
Our Winter 2021 Highlights is available at this link
Featuring – Opera Anthology, Soprano Volumes 1 & 2 on Sale to January 31, 2022. Our 2021 Discovery recommendations. Pieces we would like to introduce to you, things you can buy or just listen to through our YouTube Channel
Recommendations from our online store, etc. This is a quick read, as usual. We welcome your questions and comments.
Please ask for a copy if you would like one. Email firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue reading →
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
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.Continue reading →
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-buyContinue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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 Murphy – The Darkest Midnight in December; Eric Robertson – Variations on the Sussex Carol, Richard Cohen – Eight Bright Candles, Larysa Kuzmenko – Christmas Bells and Dreams, Bramwell Tovey – Rittenhouse 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.Continue reading →
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 Mercure – Kaleidoscope; Eric Robertson – A Carol for Christmas & Crossing Over; Johnny Cowell – Trumpet Concerto & Sangre de Toro Bravo-Blood of the Brave Bull
Our Young Composers’ Series is now launchedContinue reading →