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New choral works from Matthew Martin

Choral composer Matthew Martin is rapidly gaining an international reputation, and we're delighted to add three stunning new works to his roster, available to buy now. Read more

Brand New Lin Marsh Website Launches

Brand New Lin Marsh Website Launches

We are delighted to announce that Lin Marsh has launched a new website where you can buy songbooks and download sheet music and backing tracks from her extensive collection of compositions. Read more

Choral Subscription Service

Choral Subscription Service

The Choral Subscription Service is a facility by which choral conductors can receive a complimentary copy of each new choral publication, exclusive discounts and offers on choral music, and information on choral events and workshops run by Faber Music Limited. Read more

Choral Music for Christmas

Choral Music for Christmas

Christmas is coming! And there is no better time to prepare for the seasonal concert by perusing Faber Music’s extensive repertoire of Christmas choral music. Read more

New Composers Join the Choral Signature Series

New Composers Join the Choral Signature Series

The Choral Signature Series was launched in Summer 2009, presenting new or recently composed choral works written by a diverse and eclectic selection of composers, including Howard Goodall, Morten Lauridsen, Jonathan Dove and Alexander L’Estrange. Containing both lighter and more challenging works, the series has continued to grow and this Summer sees the introduction of two new composers to the Faber Music catalogue; Margaret Rizza and David Bednall. Read more

Howard Goodall's Enchanted Carols arrive in time for Christmas

Howard Goodall's Enchanted Carols arrive in time for Christmas

As part of an exciting new collaboration project with Global Radio, home of Classic FM, this year we’ll be publishing Howard Goodall’s beautiful Enchanted Carols collection, in time for Christmas! This is the second dedicated album from the Classic FM composer in residence, and follows the chart-topping CD, Enchanted Voices. Here, Howard writes about how he came up with his 6 original Christmas carols, and about his interpretations of the traditional carols, arranged for upper voices. Read more

Experience the Joy of Singing with Brenda Rattray

Experience the Joy of Singing with Brenda Rattray

As teachers and singers well know, it takes a unique type of person to be a vocal animateur. Called upon to inspire and motivate choirs of all age-ranges and levels of experience, the vocal workshop leader never really knows what to expect when they enter the classroom or rehearsal venue! Creativity, adaptability, leadership, imagination, powerful communication and insight – not to mention a mastery of vocal technique – are therefore essential skills of the job. Anyone who has ever experienced a Read more

Pop Hits and Rock Classics for Aspiring Show Choirs

Pop Hits and Rock Classics for Aspiring Show Choirs

Choir Rocks! is an exciting new series offering flexible arrangements of contemporary pop hits, providing a valuable resource for upper voice ensembles, school groups and adult choirs. All pieces are written for soprano and alto, with an optional third part of limited range for baritone or low alto. Expertly arranged by General Editor Ben Parry, the series features everything from all-time rock greats to the latest chart-toppers, the perfect way to inspire choirs of all types! Read more

Out of Africa and Back Again!

Out of Africa and Back Again!

What must be Britain’s fastest growing choral phenomenon, Zimbe! has received an additional boost with the release of the first commercial recording, produced by the composer, Alexander L’Estrange, with his professional soprano/Musical Director wife Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, on their andagio label. It was launched on day one of the South African FIFA World Cup (and so far has done considerably better than England did!). Read more

Sing Chorale! Workshops with Simon Halsey and Alexander L'Estrange

Sing Chorale! Workshops with Simon Halsey and Alexander L'Estrange

Discover new repertoire, revitalise your programmes, and explore ideas on how to sing, programme and teach, all through a diverse range of music. Faber Music, in collaboration with the Association of British Choral Directors, are pleased to present a unique opportunity for conductors and singers to come and sing with two of the UK’s most renowned choral figures, Simon Halsey and Alexander L’Estrange. The next workshop will be held at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Manchester, on Saturday Read more

The Joy Of Singing: Inside The Book

The Joy Of Singing: Inside The Book

At long last, Brenda Rattray’s incredible energy and expertise have been distilled into book form! The Joy of Singing is for teachers and singing leaders in primary schools, secondary schools, youth groups and churches that would like to build a singing community. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience, the 20 songs in this book will bring variety and confidence to your choir – regardless of whether you read music notation. Read more

Discover the Joy of Singing with Brenda Rattray

Discover the Joy of Singing with Brenda Rattray

Brenda Rattray is an inspirational facilitator who can instill confidence in budding singers and remove inhibitions from those who consider themselves unable to sing. She also challenges and stimulates more confident singers with unconventional methods and ideas. Brenda works in nurseries, schools, hospitals, prisons and churches as well as with The BBC Singers, English National Opera and Youth Music, and is the composer of ‘The smile behind the eyes’ from Singbook. Read more

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