December 2017


Please visit our new website!

Not only is it fully redesigned, it is also a “responsive” interface, meaning its design adapts to the screen size and functionality of any device it is viewed from.

Please leave us your comments and suggestions for the site.


Welcome to three new Musica International members, who are simultaneously raising the world-wide profile of Musica and helping raise the visibility of their respective countries’ choral tradition in our virtual library!

- NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF). All its members are now benefitting from privileged access to Musica via their website.

- TURKEY: Koro Kültürü Dernegi (Turkish Choral Cultural Association). Its members are now benefitting from privileged access to Musica via their website.

- FRANCE: La Boîte à Chansons, a publisher specializing in arrangements of French pop music, already has 3000 titles described in Musica!

Help Musica even better respond to your choral repertoire needs!

Musica International is a non-profit organisation that exists thanks to contributions from its members, supporters, volunteers and the users of its services.

In 2017, Musica, the world’s leading choral music database, has seen many exciting new developments:

- a completely redesigned “responsive” website that works on all devices.
- 17 500 new title references
- Musica’s participation in the European project Erasmus+ Sing Me In
- you can manage your choral library online in Musica

We ask for your donations in order to continue to provide the high level of academic work that goes into our catalogue. To thank you for making a gift, we will offer you unrestricted full privileged access to Musica.


To these institutions, Musica International humbly suggests implementing global full privileged access to the Musica database via their own website.

Their members will love this valuable perk. Just ask a representative of your choral department to get in touch with us. Then we can arrange unlimited full access to all the services provided on

The following English-language institutions have already made these privileged access rights available to members via their website:

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Choral Canada, the European Choral Assocation (ECA) - Europa Cantat, the New Zealand Choral Federation, the Turkish Choral Cultural Association, Sulasol (Finland), Koor & Stem (Belgium), Philippine's Choral Directors Association, JSKD (Slovenia).


If for a choir piece which is described in Musica, you do not find what you are looking for (e.g., separate voice audio files, pronunciation), you should try ChorusCommunity.

It is a collaborative sharing site that aims to facilitate the learning of new songs, in addition to the work of choral conductors.

Professional singers complete recordings for your new pieces on request, and you can share your own recordings as well!

For further details, download their brochure
or go see what it’s all about on their website


For December 2017 we have selected "To morning" by Allan Bevan (Canada), based on poetry by William Blake.

A wonderful tapestry of rich and lush harmonies. Piano accompaniment is romantic and has challenges, but is a delight to play.


European Choral Association - Europa Cantat : European Award for Choral Composers 2017/18

The jury selected the following three pieces:

In category 1 (a cappella) the jury decided to share the prize among two winning composition:
- “Cantate Domino” (2012) for male choir, composed by Balatoni Sándor (HU *1983)
- “Mesedoboz” (2015) for female choir, composed by Peter Tóth (HU * 1965)

In category 2 (with instruments) the Jury chose one winning composition:
- “Jubilate Deo” (2012) for female choir, 2 viol

All three compositions were submitted by the Hungarian Association for Choirs and Orchestras (KÓTA), the jury received anonymous scores and was not aware of the nationalities of the scores with Latin text. The winning compositions will be performed at the festival EUROPA CANTAT XX in Tallinn, Estonia, between July 27th and August 5th 2018 by one of the guest as part of a special evening concert.
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Helbling Music: CHOIR BOOK "ROMANTIK a cappella"

This first volume of ROMANTIK a cappella marks the start of a joint project between Helbling and the European Choral Association (ECA). Its aim is to present, in this form, unique, high-quality, edited collections of 19th century secular and sacred choral music from all parts of Europe.
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