Renforth Music

An independent, Canadian choral music publisher of contemporary composers.


stephanie martin - new recording
Nothing Gold Can Stay, SATB, by Stephanie Martin, is the first in The Frost Sequence of three settings of words by Robert Frost. We are delighted to present a SSAA version of this very popular piece. Check the catalogue to have a look and listen to a beautiful video produced by Ensemble Laude Choral Society and their director Dr. Elizabeth MacIsaac. A wonderful addition to the repertoire of all treble choirs.
harris loewen - new releases
We are happy to announce a new piece, Voices Arising, which we believe will find favour with a range of choirs. This piece has two versions, SATB with piano and SAB with piano, both with a little divisi. It is an arrangement by Harris Loewen of a solo song by Ed VandenDool with thoughtful, uplifting text which will fit many themes and occasions. A second new piece is also by Harris Loewen. O Name of Beauty, SATB a cappella, is a fairly straightforward piece although some of Harris’ voice movement produces some attractive and interesting harmonic clashes.
ce soir
We are happy to announce the publication of Ce Soir SSAATTBB a cappella by New Brunswick composer Richard Gibson. Ce Soir (Opus 110) is a setting of the poem of the same name written by the Acadian poet, Raymond Guy LeBlanc (1945- 2021). The musical setting was commissioned by the Choeur Louisburg, director Monique Richards. The composer writes, "I am pleased to honour his memory... the appeal of the poetry lies... with the vibrancy of the visual imagery. I was gifted with an abundance of delightful opportunities to ‘paint’ the words of this masterpiece of nocturnal poetry."
new releases
We offer 4 new choral pieces, three of which are part of Songs of Courtship, German folk songs translated and arranged for SATB a cappella by Harris Loewen. Each song has a German and English title and text as follows:
1. Kein Feuer, Keine Kohle - No Bonfire, Not an Ember
2. Heidenröslein - Rose of Heath and Heather
3. Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen - You, You Have My Heart Singing
These songs are accessible, not too difficult, and offer choirs an opportunity to sing in another language. All pieces are in closed score and are in effect a piano reduction at a cost of $2.75 each or $7.50 for the set of three.

The next new piece is a powerful setting of In Flanders Fields by Russell Wilkinson. It is scored for TTBB, soloists, two bass drums and tubular bells. This is an important addition to our Seasonal - Memorial/Remembrance category on the works page which is timely at this part of the year. It comes with a piano reduction for rehearsal and an excellent video and performance. We find it interesting to compare this setting with In Flanders Fields by John Butler. Same words, totally different music. Which do you like better?
the latest
We're pleased to offer a new voicing of Stephanie Martin's Nothing Gold Can Stay, the first piece from A Frost Sequence. Additionally Harris Loewen's latest, Kein Feuer, Keine Kohle, the first from his Songs of Courtship, is now available with two more soon to come!
new works
Is it too early for new Christmas pieces? We offer a SSAA and a SATB version with oboe of Beverly Lewis’ Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. Beverly is fond of using the oboe as you might know if you are familiar with another of her Christmas pieces Coventry Carol, SSA with oboe and her Remembrance/Veterans’ Day A Soldier’s Prayer, SATB, piano and oboe. A separate copy of the oboe part is available with each order. We have a new Stephanie Martin piece - In Mortal Key, SATB with violin, commissioned and first performed by the Halifax Camerata Singers, Nova Scotia. The text is by an 11th century Andalusian, Jewish poet Solomon ibn Gabirol. The violin part is extensive and is available separately with each order. The recording has a very slight difference from the revised score.
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