Publications

Online catalogue

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

Anthology of Scores

CoMA has released an 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 library@coma.org to order a copy.

partsongs

Our latest publication is partsongs (ISMN: 979-0-9002363-1-9) 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 book is priced £14.95 (plus £3.30 UK p&p). Email library@coma.org to order a copy. A discount is available for 10 or more copies.

Watch videos of some of the partsongs.

Find out more about our partsong project.

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.

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 London CoMA Ensemble, directed by Gregory Rose.

Contact the CoMA Office at library@coma.org to order a copy.