Shorter House News
28.01.13 Two newly commissioned titles added to catalogue
Two recently commissioned titles have been added to the Shorter House catalogue. Whilst Shorter House specialises in choral anthologies, we are pleased to offer an increasing number of unique individual titles.
Matthew L Wood - Preces and Responses
SATB - £2.25
Premiered at the Wedding of James & Erica Olley on 27th October 2012 at St Vedast
Trevor Ling - Magnificat & Nunc DimittisDetails:
SATB, Latin - £2.00
The newly commissioned Nunc Dimittis accompanies the Magnificat currently published in the collection
Sleep, Holy Babe. The Nunc Dimittis is to be is to be premiered at
a Candlemas Evensong at Charterhouse at 5.30pm on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 by St Michaels Chorale
19.09.12 New Ballet by William Carslake
Shorter House is excited to publish our first ballet, The Stoning of Thomas of Winesbury, a forthcoming work by William Carslake. William was recently awarded a composition residency in Banff, Canada. His conducting work includes assisting at the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. The story of Thomas of Winesbury is based on a folksong. More Information
27.08.12 Shorter House at ABCD 2012
Shorter House attended the annual Association of British Choral Directors Convention for 21012. The event took place in Leeds from 24–27 August.
22.08.12 Distribution for John Baird
Shorter House is now distributing The Anthem Book
on behalf of John Baird.
20.08.12 The Book of New Canticles Volume 3 Now Available
The Book of New Canticles Volume 3
for upper voices, is a collection of six new or recent settings of Canticles and a setting of the Responses by composers including Ben Parry and Philip Moore.
20.04.12 Sing Evensong Project Launched
Sing Evensong event, April 2012. Andrew Earis conducts.
Following the publication of our latest book, Sing Evensong
, a small dedicated team
has started the Sing Evensong project
The aim is to bring evensong to new places & spaces, or bring back evensong to places where it is not sung regularly. The event is free, all music is taken from the Shorter House book, and anyone can join in! Follow these events on Facebook
03.03.12 Sing Evensong now Available in UK and USA
is a new complete book for Evensong. Containing over 30 accessible new titles by composers including: Jeremy Jackman, David Orr, Ben Parry and Will Todd. An essential new collection for all choirs who sing Evensong
17.12.11 Classic FM: Christmas CD of The Year 2011
Sleep, Holy Babe
is the Classic FM Christmas CD of the Year
, as featured on today's New CD Show
. The show's presenter David Mellor
reviewed the CD in the Mail on Sunday on November 27th.
"My Christmas CD of the year...I love it"
David Mellor, Mail on Sunday (read more)
The cd is based on the Shorter House book Sleep, Holy Babe
24.11.11 BBC Radio 3 In Tune
Today's edition of In Tune featured Blossom Street choir singing live from Sleep, Holy Babe.
also interviewed two Shorter House composers, Dan Burges and Hilary Campbell, about the new album and the Shorter House book on which it is based.
03.09.11 Naxos to release Sleep, Holy Babe CD
Sleep, Holy Babe
is a CD based on the Shorter House anthology of the same name. Recorded earlier this year by Blossom Street choir, and produced by Naxos, it is due for release in November. Samples from the recording can be found here
. The album will be available to buy through the Shorter House website.
28.08.11 Shorter House at the ABCD Convention
Above: Composers John Duggan and Daniel Burges with Tom Shorter holding copies of
The Book of New Canticles II at the ABCD Convention.
Shorter House attended the 25th annual ABCD (Association of British Choral Directors) Convention, where The Book of New Canticles Volume II went on sale for the first time. This year the Convention was held in Birmingham (26 – 28 August, 2011.)
06.05.11 The Book of New Canticles available in the USA
Shorter House editor, Tom Shorter, visited the USA in April, meaning our USA distributor was among the first to get copies of The Book of New Canticles (published in April). Copies are now available to customers in the USA via the Edition Peters website
, and will shortly be available through stores. An excellent companion to The Book of New Responses (also distributed in the US by Edition Peters), The Book of New Canticles will consist of 3 volumes, with volumes II and III published later this year.
13.12.10 Shorter House on BBC Radio 3's "The Choir"
A feature on contemporary Christmas music for BBC Radio 3 programme "The Choir", broadcast yesterday, featured recordings of several pieces from Sleep, Holy Babe
, performed by Pegasus. The show also included an interview with Shorter House founder, Tom Shorter, and composer Daniel Burges.
18.11.10 Sleep Holy Babe reviewed in Choir & Organ
Choir & Organ magazine says of Shorter House and Sleep Holy Babe: "Hallmarked by rare degrees of care and attention to content and presentation... the stylistic mix and creative approaches applied to the genre by composers as diverse as Finzi, Kontz and Bevan should hold an audience for at least half or even a full concert programme."
10.09.10 Shorter House Launches with music
On the 1st of September, Shorter House was joined by around 90 guests at our launch party in the Great Chamber at Charterhouse in Central London.
The Shorter House Singers, conducted by Andrew Earis
Guests join in, singing Why impious Herod
Composer Francis Pott (centre) at the launch
Guests inspecting copies of The Book of New Responses
Tom Shorter and Alexia Anastasiadis of Shorter House with Tony Whitehead and Chris Smith of printers Halstan