We are very sorry to report the recent death of two distinguished composers whose music features in the animus catalogue.
Ian Seeley (1942-2013) from Hawick, Roxburghshire died in September. A graduate of Edinburgh, London and the Open Universities, Ian was a much-loved and deeply-respected teacher who held positions at Inverness Royal Academy, Kirkwall Grammar School, Lockerbie Academy and Hawick High School.
Massimo Nosetti (1960-2013) was Director of Music at Turin Cathedral from 1979-94, Titular Organist at the Basilica of Santa Rita, Turin, from 1981 and Titular Cathedral Organist from 2005. His death on November 12th has robbed the world of a great musician. I only had the privilege of meeting him once a couple of years ago when he gave a fine recital at Kendal Parish Church and his warmth, gentleness and good humour were unforgettable.
Carols around the Christmas Tree
A brand new CD recording of Ely Cathedral Choir, directed by Paul Trepte and accompanied by Jonathan Lilley has just been released by Herald Recordings. The CD includes the beautiful carol Maid, Mother Mary by John Lawson Baker, who lives in Ely. This lovely carol is available from animus. You can find out more about the new CD here: http://www.heraldav.co.uk/catalogue?diskNum=388
NEW! - Online shop
Buying a set of choral leaflets for your choir is a costly business: even with our 20% quantity discount, 30 copies of a simple anthem will cost £24.00. We recognise that many choirs cannot afford this so we are making available for download a selection of simple choral pieces. Once you have purchased the title you may make as many copies as you need for your choir, with no additional charge and no postage or packing. New titles will be added from time to time.
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NEW MUSIC FOR ORGAN
All titles are graded  to  where  is very simple and  is difficult
Douglas Bell (b.1932) - Chorale and Dance  £3.50
These two very simple pieces (the Dance is for manuals only) were commissioned by the American organist and composer Carson Cooman who is a great fan of Douglas's music. Many of his fine performances are available to hear on youtube. He has recorded CHORALE AND DANCE and you can hear it by clicking here.
Paul C. Edwards (ed.) - A Village Organ Garland: Six pieces [2-3] £5.00
Sonata in G - Philippus Pool (1709-95)
Larghetto - Eduoard Batiste (1820-76)
Sonatine in G - Johann Andreas Kauchlitz (1742-1808)
Andante in A - Edwin George Monk (1819-1900)
Andante in D - Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-89)
Prelude in F - Frederick A. Keene (1871-1916)
Paul C. Edwards (ed.) - Off the beaten track: Six pieces [3-4] £5.00
Pastorale in F - William Faulkes (1863-1933)
Chanson Triste - AJC Gidley (1868-1940)
Andante in F minor - William Pinney (1845-1906)
Andante in A - William Pinney
Nocturne in Bb - Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)
Short Prelude in D - George J Bennett (1863-1930)
Adrian Self (b. 1952) - A little lunchtime music  £5.00
Commissioned by Robert Munns, who gave the first performance at a Cartmel Priory lunchtime concert, two light-hearted movements (Feisty Fanfare and Dainty Dance) surround a more thoughtful Lonesome Lament, written in memory of our beloved cat, Ebony.
MUSIC FOR MANUALS ONLY
Adrian Self - Italian Suite  £3.50
Preludio - Arioso - Siciliano - Danza
Written for the American organist Carson Cooman to play on a new single-manual organ of just two stops, this four-movement suite can be played on any organ.
Ian Hare (b. 1949) - The Oxen  (SATB & org.) £1.20
Ian was organ scholar at King's College, Cambridge and now lives in the Lake District. This beautiful setting of the poem by Thomas Hardy concludes with a final stanza by Longfellow and alludes to the tune of the Sussex Carol.