CMC Catalogue: Children and Upper Voices Repertoire

This catalogue presents a selection of works for children’s choir and upper voices taken from CMC's library collection. Curated by conductor and choral music specialist Anne Barry, the catalogue aims to provide conductors, choral directors, teachers and singers with insights into suitable repertoire by Irish composers.

All of the works listed are supplied by CMC and can be ordered direct or for purchase online by licensed download, except where other publisher details are outlined.

Anne Barry:

My own teaching and conducting experience includes working with children’s choirs, female school choirs, and women’s community choirs, and so I have considered each piece from both a teaching and conducting perspective. The catalogue includes an array of pieces from unison to four-parts, and range from an easy to a challenging level, but all of the pieces listed are accessible to amateur choirs.

An important element of this curation project for both myself and the Contemporary Music Centre was to ensure ease of access to choral works by Irish Composers through the sharing of relevant information about the selected works. The other main consideration in selecting this repertoire is its suitability for the child voice and for developing adolescent voices. It is with these aims in mind that I have graded the works according to my experience of the amateur choral sector both at home and abroad.

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