Canasg sells sheet music for choirs
… and for groups of singers, mostly for singing unaccompanied.
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Christmas — Wassails and luck-visit songs — New Year and midwinter — Spring — Scots and Scottish Gaelic — Robert Burns — Rounds — Weddings — Lullabies — Shaker songs — Psalm settings — Prayers for peace
New! - August 2016
- 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).
- The St Mark Passion. Bach definitely wrote one. The libretto and music for several choruses and arias survived but the crowd choruses and recitative sections were lost. We are excited to be preparing an edition of a new reconstruction of the St Mark by Andrew Wilson-Dickson [link to http://www.wilson-dickson.co.uk/], as premiered this year by Welsh Camerata, for publication in the autumn. Watch this space.
- Five Scottish songs - five excellent arrangements by Canadian composer Alasdair MacLean for SATB, piano
- Ae fond kiss - this SATB a cappella arrangement by Frances Cockburn is one of our keepers
- Soun, soun, béni, béni (Sleep well) - simple French lullaby arr. Sheena Phillips. SATB a cappella
- Villanelle de Noël - thoroughly original Christmas poem by the late Tom Scott linking the robin's red breast to the story of Christ. Music by Michael Buck. SATB a cappella
- A prayer for peace - always topical, this is a simple and beautifully structured prayer from the Scottish Psalter of 1650. SAB, organ
- Masters in this hall - a rousing carol for a midwinter concert, arranged by Andrew Adams. Available in SATB, piano and TB, piano versions.
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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