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CYM Library and Covid-19: Updated 11/8/20

CYM Library staff are now working from home.  Email is our sole means of communication at present and any emails received are dealt with daily.  Please do not leave messages on the CYM Library answerphone as it is not working.  Hornsey Library, where we have our office, is closed and is unlikely to reopen until sometime in August.  We cannot receive music, so please do not send any music back to us for the moment.  We are still accepting reservations and we are able to send music out - our full catalogue is on our website.  We will be in touch as soon as we have any further information.  We send good wishes to all choirs and orchestras/bands and trust you all keep well.  Peter and Ceri.


ScoresWe have a very wide range of music for hire, in the following categories:

Choral

Orchestral

Wind band

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Once you have chosen a selection of music you are interested in hiring, please refer to the Arrangements for borrowing page.

 

New additions to our stock

After successfully winning a substantial prize in a lottery run by Ecclesiastical Insurance, we have purchased Todd: Jazz Missa brevis, Goodall: The Lord is my shepherd and added copies to our set of Vierne: Messe solennelle.

With two separate, generous grants from Finzi Friends, we have been able to increase our stocks of music by Gerald Finzi. We have purchased a set of Lo, the full, final sacrifice - a festival anthem and one of Finzi's longer choral pieces.  We have also added extra copies to our existing sets of God is gone upFor St. Cecilia and Intimations of immortality.  Thank you to Finzi Friends for making this possible.

A substantial donation from Mr. T. Gentleman enabled us to purchase a set of Dvorak Mass in D vocal scores (New Novello edition).

Other recent additions include:

Vocal scores and orchestral parts: Sunrise mass: (Gjeilo): and vocal scores of the following: Eternal light (Goodall), Adiemus (Jenkins), Les Chansons de roses & O nata lux (Lauridsen), Missa Brevis (MacMillan), Shipping forecast (McDowall), Birthday madrigals, Feel the spirit & Sprig of thyme (Rutter), Mass in blue (Todd), The Collection (Whitacre), In the mood (ed. Blackwell) and Les miserables medley (Schoenberg)...as well as songs by Adele and Leonard Cohen. These additions to our stock has all been made possible with a grant from the Radcliffe Trust for which we are very grateful.

Music for Community Choirs

We hold a collection of music suitable for performance with community choirs.  Please contact us by e-mail for advice and a list of song suggestions for your choir.