Interview with Choral Composer of the Month: Philip W. J. Stopford

Philip W. J. Stopford (b. 1977) is an English composer and choral director, revered worldwide for his contemporary settings of traditional Latin and English prayers and hymns. Stopford’s relationship with church music is a long one, beginning as early as 7 years old. As of 2016, Stopford has served as Director of Music at Christ Church,… Read More Interview with Choral Composer of the Month: Philip W. J. Stopford

Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Since 1923, Gramophone Magazine continues to devote itself to reviewing classical music, particularly recordings.  The August 2017 issue featured two albums in the ECS Publishing Group catalog: Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta and Revelations by Su Lian Tan. Seven Last Words, review excerpt By Guy Rickards “Trotta’s musical style is fairly straightforward….not unlike that of… Read More Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Trinity Wall Street & Julian Wachner embark on European Tour

This month, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Julian Wachner begin an impressive tour with a three-concert stop in Norway, followed by two performances in the Netherlands. Norway The Grammy-nominated choir presents a series of early works while in attendance at the Stavanger Kammermusikkfestival with the music of Bach, Byrd, and Palestrina. Since 1991,… Read More Trinity Wall Street & Julian Wachner embark on European Tour

Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

Luke Mayernik’s Five Graces Psalter is a collection of Responsorial Psalms for the entire three-year Lectionary cycle, and a welcome and worthy addition to the repertoire of Lectionary Psalms. The award-winning composer and organist has crafted memorable settings infused with harmonic freshness and melodic appeal—settings that bear the weight of the emotion and liturgical importance of… Read More Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

ECS Publishing Group receives Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence

Established in 1964 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first music engraving in American by the famous silversmith Paul Revere, these awards were initially given as a means of alerting the music industry to the advantages of providing the best possible publication from the viewpoint of engraving, graphic arts and production standards. Today… Read More ECS Publishing Group receives Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence

Stanley Hoffman – work selected by Association of Irish Choirs

Stanley M. Hoffman’s arrangement of Claude Debussy’s Beau Soir (ECS #7689 for SATB chorus and piano) has been selected by the Association of Irish Choirs for their Summer 2017 season.   The Association of Irish Choirs supports and promotes excellence in choral music in Ireland. They do this by providing information and advice and presenting a… Read More Stanley Hoffman – work selected by Association of Irish Choirs

Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried

Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969) is a composer with an emerging international voice. His music was recently described as “hypnotic and beautifully written” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, and is known for its direct expression, lyricism, and accessibility. Acclaimed by the UK magazine Choir & Organ as writing music of “austere beauty” that exhibits the “pressure… Read More Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried