Have a look at a new web page for Choral Music on the SLWA site. Here you will also find a list of choral music including popular, rock, jazz, film, show and television music. It is difficult to isolate these works via a traditional catalogue search, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Also check out some of the internet resources for choirs and choral music in WA and make sure your choir is listed. If you have produced a recording, we’d love to have it in our collection.
To complement standard music history texts such as Grout’s History of Western Music, SLWA has purchased an abridged version….VERY abridged. For the time-poor amongst us, this choral arrangement for 4 voices encompasses over 6 centuries of music in just four minutes. Beethoven, Rossini, Haydn, Brahms and others feature in this fun addition to any choir’s repertoire. Be the first to borrow it and select other popular choral music from our extensive collection.
Have a listen carefully on Thursday 22nd October at 11.30am (AEDT) and it’s possible you can hear only one piece of music. All around Australia, students, parents and families will be singing from the same song sheet – literally, as they all sing The music is everything. The song, written by 4 NSW high school students under the tutelage of John Foreman, is part of a national campaign runned by the Music Council of Australia called Music. Count us in and is an annual promotion of the value of music education in schools. Last year, there were 450,000 performers. There will even be a choir signing in Auslan. Check out the website to hear the song, see promotional material and dwell on the importance of music education in children’s lives.