November 30, 2006
Looking for a choral introit, cheap? The rest of the above (representing the last of my Advent composing and arranging obligations) is now available for free—for free—at the Choral Public Domain Library.
I have a fair pile of choral music that's accumulated over the past few years, and every so often, I'll send it off to publishers here and there, just to see the season's new rejection letters. My favorite is from one of the local concerns, who were kind enough to tell me that their refusal to publish my music "was in no way a reflection on the quality of [my] work." Really? How are you guys making your decisions over there—running hamsters through mazes? Darts? Haruspicy? Anyway, their loss is your gain. (If anybody uses it, let me know how your choir likes it. My choir did so much moaning and groaning over my Lenten introit last year that I'm currently trying to squeeze my budget enough to commission a new one from Dennis Báthory-Kitsz. Not free—but still a steal.)