Publications

Online catalogue

Most CoMA works are in our online catalogue. In addition, we have the following printed publications and albums.

Anthology of Scores

Open Score: Contemporary Music for All (ISMN: 979-0-9002363-0-2) is an anthology of scores for 17 varied works from its vast library of Open Score pieces. The book, priced £34.50, introduces this exciting and approachable repertoire in a high-quality edition and points the way to its use by amateurs, students, teachers, professionals and anyone else looking for an easy way to get involved in making contemporary music.

The composers are Naomi Pinnock, Howard Skempton, Alexander Campkin, Michael Finnissy, Philip Venables, Roxanna Panufnik, Jonathan Harvey, Stephen Montague, Tansy Davies, Howard Jones Paul Burnell, Natalie Bleicher, Donnacha Dennehey, Amoret Abis, Gabriel Jackson, Philip Cashian and Michael Nyman.

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Open Score Album

NMC Recordings has teamed up with CoMA and London Sinfonietta to record some of the many pieces written for amateur players and commissioned for the CoMA Open Score project. Works written for Open Score are flexibly-scored, which means that the parts are not instrument-specific. Instead, the composer provides the range for the instruments (for example, high, medium and low) and it is up to each ensemble to distribute the parts to suitable or available players. Performed by professional musicians of the London Sinfonietta, conducted by Gregory Rose this album  (NMC DL228) features works by Michael Nyman,Tansy Davies, Donnacha Dennehy, Roxanna Panufnik and others. Download from £7.99 on the NMC web site.

partsongs

partsongs (ISMN: 979-0-9002363-1-9) is a ground-breaking collection of music for small groups of vocalists, based on CoMA’s Open Score model. Each of the twelve pieces can be sung by almost any configuration of voices and all are suitable for amateur, student and professional singer alike, in classroom, workshop, concert hall – or even around the dining table. From densely-woven canons to Dadaist oral exams, delicate vocal soundscapes and deconstructed cocktail parties, this is a partsong book like no other, offering performers an extraordinary adventure through a fascinating and endlessly rewarding repertoire.

The composers are James Weeks, Sylvia Lim, Michael Pisaro, Amber Priestley, Stephen Chase, Kerry Andrew, Janet Oates, James Saunders, Christopher Fox, Catherine Kontz, Cassandra Miller and Michael Finnissy.

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Watch videos of some of the partsongs.

Find out more about our partsong project.

choral partsongs

Our latest publication, choral partsongs (ISMN 979-0-9002363-2-6), builds on the success of the first volume of partsongs, with twelve pieces suitable for larger ensembles, so suitable for chamber choirs, choral societies and large enthusiastic community groups. The conventional SATB voice parts do not apply. The works range from fully notated scores to those with graphic elements. Some are precisely structured and others are open to interpretation and enjoyable ambiguity.

The composers are Paul Burnell, Alexander Campkin, Jürg Frey, Hollie Harding, Joel Järventausta, Hannah Kendall, Catherine Lamb, Janet Oates, Yshani Perinpanayagam, Shirley Thompson, Andrew Toovey and James Weeks.

Order here for UK and European delivery or contact library@coma.org for larger quantities or worldwide delivery.. A discount is available for 10 or more copies.

Find out more about our partsong project.

Hot Blast

Twelve flexibly score works commissioned by CoMA from Phi Cashian, Piers Hellawell, Zygmunt Krauze, Michael Nyman, Zbigniew Rudzinski, Dave Smith and May Kay Yau.

Track 1 performed by the CoMA International Summer School Orchestra, directed by Simon Foxley. Tracks 2-12 performed by CoMA London Ensemble, directed by Gregory Rose.

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