› SingScore - Resources22/Jun/2021
About SingScore, written by Ruth McCall as an introduction to this Australian Resource...
It was whilst working with the Sydney Children’s Choir that I was struck again by the depth and quality of music being produced by contemporary Australian musicians and composers. Likewise, while working for the Song Company as a soprano, I performed numerous new commissions, with composers producing scores on the high end of musical difficulty. Teachers and choir directors are constantly seeking new repertoire for concerts and tours. I realised that these resources were right in front of me. How can we access a greater range of children’s songs from young composers? How can we distribute commissioned works to a wider network? What is the faster way for someone to know whether a piece of music is right for them? Can we increase the royalty rate for composers for digital downloads which are convenient and economical for the purchaser?
I believe that together we can enhance the musical culture of singing Australians, and grow the benefits for composers and songwriters! I hope you will join us in this exciting new opportunity.
If you are a songwriter, you can become a contributor to this valuable resource (earn some money!) or source other songs from a range of categories. Check out the SingScore website at https://singscore.com.au/.
Example: you may have guessed - Kass is a zoologist and was delighted to find "Guya" at SingScore, written by Christina Mimmocchi in 2014 celebrating indigenous language and the ancient placoderms, Bothriolepis and Remigolepis, the armoured fish of the Devonian period, discovered at Canowindra, N.S.W. :-D A great little song for your Community Choir.