CoMA has released a new anthology of scores Open Score: Contemporary Music for All (ISMN: 979-0-9002363-0-2) containing 17 varied works from its vast library of Open Score pieces. The book, priced £34.50 (plus £3.30 UK p&p), 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order a copy.
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.
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 London CoMA Ensemble, directed by Gregory Rose.
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