With CORO Publishing, CORO has created an innovative way to encourage new choral publications to be written for the choral community. CORO Publishing actively seeks new and unpublished choral works of the highest level, as well as modern editions of earlier works. With new choral pieces, we focus mainly on octavos for unaccompanied chorus and chorus with piano or small instrumental ensembles. CORO Publishing also looks to the standard choral repertoire of the western canon and creates new editions in order to bring these compositions to a broader range of modern performers and audiences alike.
When working with a composer on a new composition, CORO Publishing is in a unique situation by being directly linked with the CORO Vocal Artists; from the beginning, a dialogue is opened between the composer and the conducting staff of CORO. This dialogue allows these new compositions to be rehearsed with the CORO Vocal Artists and fine tuned while in the final stage of composition. CORO Vocal Artists record these new publications for commercial distribution in audio and video formats and the octavo is then published through CORO Publishing. CORO Publishing actively searches for compositions that meet these requirements as well as establishing relationships with other publishing companies that would benefit from the collaborative nature of CORO.
1: (Easy) No divisi in voice parts, accompaniment doubles or supports vocal parts, diatonic, symmetrical phrases, textures mostly homophonic, simple rhythms, stepwise voice leading (conjunct), moderate ranges, no extended techniques, and limited sustained singing.
2: (Medium Easy) Limited divisi, voices somewhat independent from accompaniment, some chromatics, phrases may be longer or more fragmented, mostly homophonic, moderate rhythmic complexity, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderate ranges, extended techniques are simple, limited sustained singing.
3. (Medium) Limited divisi, unaccompanied, or with independent accompaniment (voice parts not doubled), many chromatics, phrases of varying lengths, more contrapuntal textures, moderately complex rhythms, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderately difficult/challenging ranges, extended techniques are potentially challenging, and some sustained singing.
4. (Medium Difficult) Abundant divisi, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, many difficult intervals (disjunct motion), difficult/challenging ranges, potentially difficult extended techniques, and a demand for sustained singing.
5. (Difficult) Adundant divis, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, extreme ranges, use of challenging or unusual extended vocal techniques, abundant sustained singing.