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Banks Music Publications distribution agreement with Canada’s Cypress Choral Music catalogue.

As of January 2019, Banks Music Publications are distributing the well-respected Cypress Choral Music catalogue in the UK and Europe.

The Cypress Choral Music catalogue began life in 1989 when famed Canadian composer Diane Loomer became enchanted by Allister MacGillivray’s Away From the Roll of the Sea. Diane and her husband Dick cycled out to the home of Mr MacGillivray for a meeting, they then worked out an agreement with a handshake. Diane arranged the piece for her two choirs, and in 1990 published the arrangements under the new name Cypress Choral Music, named after the street on which they lived. In the following years Cypress became a front runner in the publishing world in Canada, however by 2009 Diane needed someone to take over the catalogue and carry it forward, so she invited Larry Nickel over for breakfast. Larry, an associate composer with the Canadian Music Centre, an active Choral clinician, adjudicator and conductor was singing with the Vancouver Chamber Choir at the time and had written and arranged many pieces for Diane’s choirs over the years and had recently completed a doctorate on composition so the timing was right…

The Cypress Choral Music catalogue now contains nearly 1000 titles and is quickly growing in recognition worldwide, Away from the Roll of the Sea still sells in envious numbers but is now joined by many other top selling choral compositions; Jonathan’s Quick’s tender arrangement of Loch Lomond, Diane Loomer’s arrangement of When the tide goes out and Katerina Gimon’s suite of weather linked pieces Elements amongst many others.

Banks Music Publications are delighted to be working in partnership with Larry Nickel to promote this exciting and diverse choral catalogue in the UK and Europe. We print copies to order from our office in North Yorkshire and all music is dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order.

Printed catalogues are currently in preparation and all the titles are now on our website and include preview copies and recordings

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