Canasg sells sheet music for choirs
… and for groups of singers, mostly for singing unaccompanied.
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Spring — Scots and Scottish Gaelic —Rounds — Weddings — Lullabies — Shaker songs — Psalm settings — Prayers for peace
- J S Bach's St Mark Passion, BWV247, realisation by Andrew Wilson-Dickson. The only score of this work was destroyed during WWII, but the libretto survived, giving enough clues to retrieve much of the music from Bach's other works. Andrew Wilson-Dickson established a crowd-funded project to realise and perform the work, which culminated in a first performance by Welsh Camerata on Good Friday 2016. Canasg is delighted to have been invited to prepare Andrew's scores for publication. This is a compact, direct telling of the passion story, running for about two hours, calling for S, A, T and B soloists, SATB chorus, small orchestra and continuo. Full score, vocal score and orchestral parts are provided, plus a keyboard reduction for rehearsal accompaniment.
Burns night - don't panic!
- There's still time to work up some of our Robert Burns pieces before Burns Night on January 25th.
Also recently released ...
- The Christ Child's Lullaby by Steve Sandberg, SATB with flute and harp or piano, 3m 30s. This is an extended treatment of a gorgeous, gentle, song of adoration to the baby
Jesus. It complements two quite different settings for unison children's voices with handbells (3m 00s), and (in English or Gaelic) for SAB a cappella (3m30s) .
- Down the river Volga and Along the river. S(S)ATB, piano. Two gorgeous traditional Russian folk songs, arranged by Irina Walters. Supplied both in Russian and in a metric English version very close in meaning to the original. More of these lovely arrangements to follow.
- Three cowboy songs - TBarB, piano. Three for the guys from Sheena Phillips. An up-tempo opener about life on the U-S-U range, the chilling but true story of Billy the Kid, and a nostalgic ballad about the era of cattle ranching in the American West. Premiered by the changed voices section of the National Boys Choir of Scotland.
- The bonny lads - SSA a cappella. An effective pairing by Frances Cockburn of two traditional songs from the north of England about missing - or uninterested - bonny lads. You can play the ending for laughs or tears.
- Take a look too at our new SSAB voicing (suitable for changing voices) of Bound for South Australia and new SAA versions of traditional Gaelic mouth music songs Tha bean agam (I have a wife) and 'S ann an Ile (On Islay).
Our music ...
... is mostly by living composers writing in diverse contemporary styles. We have songs for mixed
voices, women's voices, men's voices, young voices, in many combinations, both a cappella and accompanied. There is sacred and secular music, and a wide range based on folk songs. Songs from Scotland - in both Scots and Gaelic - are a speciality, and music for the Christmas season is another.
To explore our whole catalogue, or any of its sections, use the "catalog" link at the top left of this page.
Plenty of our music is well within the capacity of a group
of average skill, but never at the expense of musical quality or audience
appeal. There is an ample choice of more challenging music too.
Our customers include college, church, children's and community choirs.
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