A batch of new pieces is now starting to feed through to our catalogue, and the first few of these are as follows:
HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL, THE (TTBB version)
This is a superb and patriotic song, with the music actually being written by two Germans. This is so appropriate for male voice choirs!
IN CHRIST ALONE (TTBB version)
A wonderfully inspiring and beautiful religious piece. One can hear 'In Christ Alone' from time to time being performed on BBC's Songs of Praise programmes.
HAND ME DOWN MY SILVER TRUMPET (TTBB and TB versions)
Two new versions for the moment, and the SATB version that is already in our catalogue has been revised and updated to a better version. An SSA version is also on the way!
Work in progress, amongst others, includes TTBB, SATB and SSA versions of THE DARK ISLAND.
This is often thought to be a traditional Scottish piece, but was in fact originally written for the BBC's mini series of the same name, aired in the sixties.
The Dark Island has one of the most haunting melodies you could wish to find! The arrangements will reflect this, of course.
Watch this space, and do keep checking our catalogue listings online at www.westcountry-music.co.uk. If you prefer to have a hard copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org accordingly, leaving your name and address and the name of the choir you represent.
We are delighted to announce a collaboration between Andrew Goddard and Richard Evans, lyricist.
Richard comes from a singer-songwriter background and has toured internationally. He has also spent time as a house writer for publishers in Nashville. He brings a fresh approach to the catalogue and we will be hoping to bring you a lot of jointly-produced pieces in the future.
The first two pieces have already been completed. The first is The Little Match Girl, a carol based on the charming film of the same name. This has been produced for male voice, mixed voice and ladies choirs.
The second piece is a most atmospheric song called The Colliers Lament. This is designed for male voice choirs only.
Full details of these pieces can now be found in our online catalogue.
We have just added about sixty new songs and arrangements to our catalogue. Here are a few comments about some of these new additions:
An English Country Garden
The well-known traditional tune but with brand new words. If you want to give the audience a laugh this is the piece to do it!
The Weather Forecast
You dont want this sort of weather down your way! New words, new music, new laughs! Sung to two original psalm chants.
A new song and the words are especially appropriate for all choirs in England. Inspired by this beautiful country.
Waltzes From Vienna
A new selection for Mixed Voice Choirs, and lasts for about 13 minutes if you perform all of it.
This is Johann Strauss (father and son) music from beginning to end, at its very best. Beautiful well-known melodies, with lots of variation. If your choir is looking for something popular, something well-known and very melodic, yet something different, with some of the most endearing melodies ever written, this is it!
More selections are being planned for the future, but this first one is unmissable. Not only will you enjoy singing the music, you can be sure the audiences will absolutely love it!
Full scores and Vocal scores (without piano part) are available.
I Write the Songs (Written by Bruce Johnston)
A new arrangement of this well-known song which has been hugely popular over the years. (Male Voice choir only).
Down by the Sally Gardens
New arrangements of this beautiful and emotive song. Did you know that the word Sally actually means willow?