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2012 Choral Sampler
The new 2012 Music Sales Choral Sampler consists of extracts of our new and most recent choral titles, including works by composers from all of our catalogues – John Tavener to Paul Mealor, Eric Whitacre to Judith Weir and Richard Rodney Bennett, plus a wide selection of choral pops and new arrangements.

Contact your local Music Sales office for a free copy.

Eric Whitacre SingersEric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre will be making his BBC Proms debut this year, with a late night concert including the premiere of Higher, Faster, Stronger - a commission for the BBC Singers and the Eric Whitacre Singers. Whitacre will conduct the concert, which will also include a performance of his new a cappella work Alleluia

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Bernstein Warm-Up
Eric Whitacre Alleluia
Eric Whitacre Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
J. S. Bach Bach Again (arr. E. London)
Eric Whitacre Higher, Faster, Stronger
BBC Commission, World Premiere
Imogen Heap The Listening Chair (arr. E. Whitacre) World Premiere
Traditional Three Spirituals (arr. M. Hogan)
Eric Whitacre Cloudburst
Eric Whitacre Sleep

Eric Whitacre conductor 
Imogen Heap vocals 
BBC Singers 
Eric Whitacre Singers 

Read an interview with Eric Whitacre on the musicroom blog here.

Paul MealorPaul Mealor
New works by Paul Mealor to be premiered this Autumn:

August 24, 25
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Crucifixus (version with organ)
National Youth Choir of Scotland, Christopher Bell

September 21
How beautiful on the mountains
St Matthew’s Church, Northampton
Commissioned by St Matthew's Church, Northampton for the Patronal
Festival 2012, in memory of Edith Kennedy (1927–2009)

October 6
Let all the world in every corner sing
Canterbury Cathedral, UK  
The Choirs of the Canterbury Area RSCM affiliated members, David Flood, conductor
Commissioned by the 2012 Royal School of Church Music Canterbury Area Cathedral Festival
to mark 150 years since the first such event in Canterbury Cathedral, 1862

November 11
Crucifixus (orchestrated version)
Sound Festival, St. Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen National Youth choir of Scotland, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Futures Ensemble, Jeremy Huw Williams, Christopher Bell
Crucifixus was commissioned by the sound Festival

December 12
Matin Responsory
Oakham School Chapel, Oakham, UK
Oakham School Choir, Peter Davis, conductor
Commissioned by and dedicated to Peter Davis and the Oakham School Choir

Various performances in the UK this Autumn  
Jubilate! Jubilee!
Commissioned by Making Music, with funds provided by the British Council,
to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Other Choral Premieres
November 1
Carl Rütti
Pfarrkirche Unterägeri, Switzerland
Zuger Sinfonietta
Phillipe Bach, conductor
Country Premiere

Patrick HawesNovember 3
Rochester Cathedral, UK  
Patrick Hawes
Te Deum
Rochester Cathedral Choir, Rochester Choral Society, Patrick Hawes, conductor
Country Premiere

November 16   
New Haven, CT
Bright Sheng
A Porter's Song
Yale Glee Club, Jeffrey Douma conductor
World Premiere

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