In 2006, Northwestern Publishing House began providing quality arrangements of existing children’s hymns and songs, as well as new music, online. Users have access to full scores (vocal parts and accompaniments), vocal-only scores, and MIDI and MP3 files of accompaniments.
Music is appropriate for middle grades through junior high levels and includes unison and parts for two or three voices. Accompaniments are for keyboard and optional instruments. Hymns will use translations from Christian Worship.
This Children’s Choir Music Web site lists the available titles along with sample pages and MP3 files. After sampling the music, customers are able to order and receive the appropriate files.
Vocal and full scores are PDF files with a standard 8 1/2" x 11" page size. Purchase of a title gives the user permission to print the PDF file of the score and make copies as needed. Users also receive a standard MIDI file of the accompaniment, which can be played on a computer, MIDI-compatible keyboard, or other MIDI device. An MP3 of the accompaniment is included, which can be played from a computer or saved to a CD or other storage device for use with MP3 players.
Only the purchaser is allowed to make copies of the PDF or MIDI and MP3 files. Materials may not be transferred to another user or institution without permission from NPH.
Each title retails for $11.95. Remember that by purchasing one title, purchasers receive various files: PDF, MIDI, and MP3.
Send music to the Sacred Music and Worship Editor at NPH. After music is reviewed, the composer will be notified if the selection(s) will be published. A standard publishing contract will be issued to the composer.
New titles will be added each year.