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Dear Friends,

These are difficult times for choirs, directors, and publishers alike, with rehearsals and performances cancelled indefinitely. The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing all of us to look ahead regarding future programming that will resume at some time in the future. To this end, Renforth Music is offering a 20% discount on all direct purchases until June 30, 2020. At that time we will review the situation. We encourage you to plan ahead more than usual. Have a good look at our catalogue and keep in mind our 20% offer. We have lots to offer and please contact us directly if you have any questions.

In the meantime have a listen to The Blue Bird, by Matthew Hazzard, a composition that won 2nd place at the 2011 Vancouver Chamber Choir Young Composers Choral Competition and 1st place in the 2012 North Carolina Master Chorale Composition Competition. Renforth Music publishes four other pieces by Matthew.

Best Regards,
Gervais
year-end update
The following new pieces were added to the catalogue:

It’s Not the Wind that Bends the Branches SATB a cappella, a fairly straightforward and effective arrangement of a Russian folk song by Janis Kalnins.

O Were My Love Yon Lilac Tree, TTBB a cappella, a setting of the poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns by Russell Wilkinson. This piece could find a place in a program for Robert Burns’ Day, January 25, or St Andrew’s Day, (the patron saint of Scotland) November 30.

Counting Waves, words and original melody by Ed VandenDool, choral settings by Harris Loewen. The following voicings are available: SATB with piano, SAB with piano. Coming shortly SSA with piano and TB with solo with piano.

Please note that the Sacred and Reflective Catalogue has been recently updated. Thank you for your interest in and business with Renforth Music. We are looking forward to the new decade - hopefully another Roaring Twenties!
last minute choral christmas music ?
new music for remembrance day, november 11
sacred and reflective catalogue
Download the 2019 Sacred & Reflective catalogue. Reflective includes non-sacred pieces that might still be used for church or religious reasons. All voicings are represented. The listing is available as both hard copy or electronically. This should be a handy reference and will be updated when necessary.
midyear updates
Two new Christmas pieces, or is it three by the ever popular John Butler are On Christmas Day in the Morning for SATB a cappella and two versions of Gloria Deo Up in the Sky one for SA divisi, the other for SATB. Both have an exhilarating piano part. All three pieces would be suitable for a decent church or community choir.

Jesus Christ The Apple Tree by Stephen Gourley is a pleasant treble voice with piano piece that is not particularly difficult. Indeed, even though it goes into three parts it might be suitable for young voices.

Another new piece from Jared Tomlinson, They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships - SATB a cappella, is a fine piece in the Anglican tradition.

Finally, a new piece by Stephanie Martin, There Be None of Beauty’s Daughters - words by Lord Byron, is for SATB with tenor soloist and a simple piano accompaniment. Not difficult and suitable for a choir with a good tenor soloist.
our first sab!
We recently published Sea Dream by Olivia Werden and Harris Loewen for SAB, violin and piano. This is our first SAB piece, although I think there may be a demand for more. There is also a newly published SATB version also with violin and piano, although the SAB came first! The solo violin part is published separately and is free with each order.

We have just published four new pieces by Laura Sgroi- Shalom/ Zum Gali Gali for SATB and violin, Sudden Light for SATB with two soloists, Scarborough Fair/ House of the Rising Sun for SATB and violin and Y’varechecha, a traditional Hebrew Prayer for SATB and violin. The first and the third pieces, as the titles imply, combine the two pieces at some point in a clever and skillful fashion. Ideal for community choirs.

New composer! Renforth Music is delighted to publish Little Bells SATB, piano by a new-to-us composer, Nicholas Ryan Kelly. This is a fairly challenging number. It is a fine setting of thoughtful words by Walt Whitman.

Finally there is now a SATB with piano version of the popular How Far is it to Bethlehem by John Butler. Like the original SSA version, this is a quite charming piece suitable for a good church or community choir.
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