Choirland is a collection of 15 pieces by Irish composers for unaccompanied mixed choir. The music ranges in difficulty from the simple to perform, to the more challenging. From arrangements of traditional melodies, new settings of familiar texts and strikingly original works, the selection encompasses a wide array of styles, which illustrate the diversity and vibrancy of Irish choral music.

Each piece is presented with performance notes designed to aid conductors and singers alike, and the book includes a CD recording of the music by the Chamber Choir Ireland conducted by its Artistic Director Paul Hillier.

Choirland is published by the Contemporary Music Centre and has been produced in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs and National Chamber Choir of Ireland with funding from The Arts Council/An Chomairle Ealaíon.“

A beautifully performed collection of the finest Irish choral works

- Carl Corcoran, Presenter, Blue of the Night, RTE lyric fm

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Licensed download

Copies of the following works from the collection are now available to download:

Enda Bates - Pauper’s Lament

Seoirse Bodley - I will walk with my love

Brian Boydell - Come Sleep

Fiontán Ó Cearbhaill - Suantraí ár Slánaitheora

Rhona Clarke - Regina Coeli

Frank Corcoran - Caoine

Séamas de Barra - Ave Maria

David Fennessy - chOirland

Aloys Fleischmann - Na Tri Captaení Loinge

Éamonn Ó Gallchobhair - An Teitheadh go hÉigipt

Ben Hanlon - Molaimis go léir an tAon-Mhac Críost

Gerard Victory - Sliabh Geal gCua

Eric Sweeney - There is no rose