Choral Newsletter September 2019
September 9, 2019

Dear choral friends,

September has arrived, which means back to school and, best of all, back to choir rehearsals! At The Leading Note, we celebrate “Bach to School” this month and, during this hectic season, we aspire to this quote by the master himself:

    “I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.” – J. S. Bach

We know how industrious choir directors are, especially at this time of year. We wish you a very successful first rehearsal and entire season! Remember that The Leading Note is here to support you along the way. Did you forget to order a key title for the upcoming term? Reach out to us and you’ll be amazed at how quickly we can get it out the door to you. We even offer rush ordering services (for an extra fee), if you are really in a jam.

This month we feature our “Bach To School” sale plus contemporary Canadian choral selections available through The Leading Note. Read below to find out!

Top 10 – Michael Zaugg and Pro Coro Canada

The Leading Note is proud to partner with Pro Coro Canada’s Michael Zaugg to make available a selection of contemporary Canadian titles that the Edmonton choir has premiered over the past few years. See the next generation of Canadian choral talent in Michael’s Top 10 list! (actually 13!). This music is quite challenging so we’ve provided sample pages and audio to help you make ordering decisions. This music is sold in PDF format.

View Michael Zaugg’s Top Ten

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Flute Music by Ian Clarke
August 27, 2019

One of today’s most popular composers of flute music, Ian Clarke has proven himself to be a virtuoso performer and composer. His unique style has helped to popularize extended techniques with flautists of varying levels.

Ian Clarke

The Leading Note has several compositions by Ian Clarke in stock, including the following titles:

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More about Oxford’s For Choirs Series
June 28, 2019

Oxford University Press first released Carols for Choirs in 1961.  The landmark publication was an immediate success and has since been followed by four sequels plus the larger collection 100 Carols for Choirs.  Most of the collections are for SATB choirs, but Carols for Choirs 3 is exclusively for treble choirs. There are also two volumes of World Carols for Choirs.

In addition to the carol books, Oxford also has many other titles in the For Choirs series.  These include four volumes of Anthems for Choirs (two of which are specifically for treble choirs) that include material suitable for different times of the year. 
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Carols for Choirs 5: 50th Anniversary Edition

In 1961, Oxford University Press released the first edition of Carols for Choirs. Compiled and Edited by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks, this book transformed the Christmas season for church choirs and concert choirs alike. The publication made available both practical arrangements of popular Christmas carols for amateur choirs and challenging new repertoire for more professional groups. The book also helped to popularize the service of Nine Lessons and Carols made famous by King’s College, Cambridge.
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New RCM Voice Series: Special Offer
May 24, 2019

RCM Voice Series - Complete SetThe Royal Conservatory’s 2019 edition of their acclaimed voice series is NOW HERE!

Featuring a refreshed selection of extraordinary Repertoire, Vocalises, and Recitatives, this series aims to build a solid foundation for well-rounded musical success by integrating appropriate technique at every level and promoting healthy vocal development in young students.

The new 2019 series includes:

  • An exciting variety of songs suitable for students of all levels, ages, and voice types,
  • A holistic approach to encourage best practices in singing, and
  • An online community with access to recordings.

We are pleased to offer a 20% discount on the Complete Set of the new 2019 RCM Voice series books. The 12 books in this set consist of:

The Voice Series Syllabus is available separately (although the 20% discount will be applied if it is purchased in conjunction with the complete set).

This offer is valid until the end of August, 2019.

Please click here to view the details governing the crossover period for the use of the 2012 syllabus to the 2019 syllabus.

Please note that a $15 shipping charge will apply if you would like this set delivered to you (sorry, but we can’t afford to give you a 20% discount plus free shipping :-( ).

New Christmas Gifts Are Here!
November 19, 2018

The snow is here, and so is our new Christmas stock! Check out some gift suggestions below for the musician in your life!
 

 Ornament Set - 3 Balls (Green, Blue & Red) For some musical flair on your Christmas tree, or decorations of any kind, check out these classic ball ornaments with a glittery musical touch! Made out of sturdy plastic, these ornaments are pet-and-child-proof! You can see our complete selection of ornaments here.

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New RCM Classical Guitar Series: Special Offer
April 18, 2018

RCM Classical Guitar Series - Complete SetThe Royal Conservatory’s fifth edition of their acclaimed classical guitar series is FINALLY HERE! Drawing upon the RCM’s reputation of excellence, this new edition presents a fresh and exciting selection of material to engage classical guitar students at all levels. Each progressive Repertoire and Etudes book explores a wide range of historical periods and styles, featuring pieces compiled from more than 500 years’ worth of guitar and other plucked-string music. With this series, teachers and students will embark on an innovative learning path designed to foster well-rounded musical development and an enduring passion for their instrument.
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Ultimate Music Theory – New Resources
January 31, 2018

St. Germain, Glory; Ultimate Music Theory - Supplemental Workbook - NEW!Winnipeg music teacher, Glory St. Germain, is the founder of Ultimate Music Theory.  Her Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Complete Rudiments books have been popular with our customers for many years.  Glory and her team, including Brockville music teacher, Shelagh McKibbon-U’Ren, have now developed a set of supplemental workbooks, which offer additional exercises to work through the new RCM Theory concepts.  There is one supplemental book available for each of the new RCM Theory Levels, to be used with the associated Basic, Intermediate or Advanced books.

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