ABCD Virtual Choral Leaders' Festival

About Us

Established in 1972 by Ramsay Silver (1931 - 1996), Banks Music Publications is one of the UK’s best known independent choral publishers and suppliers.  

Our office is in a converted Granary on the outskirts of the village of Hovingham, thirty miles North East of York. From this base we supply choral, organ and a small amount of solo songs and instrumental music to customers all over the world. We specialise in publishing choral music, in particular music by contemporary British composers. Since taking over the business in February 2014, Rosemary and David Goodwin have created a new choral series, the Genesis Choral Library that showcases the music of young composers such as Russell Hepplewhite, Thomas Hewitt Jones and Alex Patterson as well as more established composers like Christopher Gunning and David Blackwell. In addition to our own catalogues we provide a print-to-order service for out of print choral titles for other publishers, including Faber & Alfred. 

We are delighted to be able to announce at this Virtual Choral Leaders’ Festival that we have just launched a new choral series – the Kassian Choral Series - highlighting the work of contemporary female composers. The series is in its infancy, but we are thrilled to introduce the first three titles:

 

Lydia Kakabadse: I Remember – Treble Voices, Piano & Violin KCS001 £1.95

 

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/upper-voices/two-voice-parts/i-remember-trebles

 

Hilary Campbell: My love is come to me – SSA & Piano KCS002 £1.95

 

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/upper-voices/three-voice-parts-3/my-love-is-come-to-me

Hilary Campbell: What is the best thing in the world? SSA & Piano KCS003 £1.95

 

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/upper-voices/three-voice-parts-3/whats-the-best-thing-in-the-world

 

The series will include titles for mixed voices and male voices as well as upper voices and all titles will be available as downloads as well as printed copies.

 

REPERTOIRE READING RESOURCES

 

We have submitted a number of titles for the repertoire reading resource section. They are as follows:

 

  • Children’s choirs - primary to lower KS3

The Late Express – Christopher Field ECS593

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/upper-voices/two-voice-parts/the-late-express

Advent to Christmas – Noel Rawsthorne ECS605

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/upper-voices/single-voice-part-unison/advent-to-christmas

 

  • SATB suitable for small forces

Keep on Singing! – Richard Kay BMP019

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/publishers/banks-music-publications/keep-singing-wont-let-it-get-me-down

How Lovely are thy dwellings fair – Russell Hepplewhite GCL038

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/publishers/banks-music-publications/how-lovely-are-thy-dwellings-fair-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UM_brEBZl4&feature=youtu.be (Recording by Sonoro)

  • Community and church choirs up to 3 parts

Sleep my little Jesus – Edmund Jolliffe GCL040

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/upper-voices/two-voice-parts/sleep-my-little-jesus

 We are pleased to be able to offer 15% discount for purchases of these titles. This offer will run until 30th September 2020 and does not apply to download licenses. Please use offer code: ABCDREP at checkout.

 

NEW CHORAL TITLES FOR CHRISTMAS

Go to the Child – Chris Black SATB & Piano BMP020 £1.95 (Winner of the BBC Radio 3 Christmas Carol Competition 2019)

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/publishers/banks-music-publications/go-to-the-child

Balulalow – Paul J Smith Unacc. SATB GCL042 £1.75

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/publishers/banks-music-publications/balulalow-9

Love Came Down at Christmas – Ian Hare SATB & Organ ECS607 £1.75

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/publishers/banks-music-publications/love-came-down-at-christmas-ian-hare

We Three Kings of Orient Are – Andrew Carter SATB & Organ BMP018 £1.95

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/publishers/banks-music-publications/we-three-kings-of-orient-are-andrew-carter

 

We are also offering 10% discount off all other music published by Banks Music Publications (not exclusive to choral music) for the same period. Please use offer code: ABCD2020 at checkout.

 

If you require music from other publishers, please email us on info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk We are happy to order in music for all instruments not just choral, vocal and organ music.

Stay safe and carry on making music!

 

 

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