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The ideas for a commissioned piece usually come from conversations between director and
composer. The piece is world-premiered by your choir and the name of your group and director
appear on the title page. Scores and parts are sent to you by the composer. The cost of the
commission varies depending on the length of the piece and the financial resources of the
group seeking the commission.
Kirby says “Happy choral directors have told me that the pieces I have written for them had a
wonderful and celebratory bonding effect on the choir throughout the entire year and beyond!”
Here are recordings of some of Kirby’s commissions (click song title to play/stop).
- Commissioned Pieces . . .
for your singing group, a special CD you’re planning, an anniversary or other special event.