Cranbrook Choral Society

Music and Staging Hire in the South East incl. London, Kent, Sussex & Surrey

In 1998 the society was awarded a National Lottery Capital Grant which enabled it to purchase staging and seating for a choir of 120 and seating and music stands for the orchestra (Cranbrook Sinfonia). One of the conditions of the grant was that the society should offer other choral societies, schools and performing groups the opportunity of hiring the whole or part of the equipment. Since this offer was made known, the staging has been in constant demand by choral and orchestral societies in many parts of the south-east of England including London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey. All the equipment is housed in a purpose-built trailer and is mounted on wheeled trolleys for easy handling. The society’s staging manager can deliver and erect tiered staging and comfortable seating, ready for the final rehearsal, and can dismantle it immediately after the performance. Also available are 40 Opus musician posture chairs and music stands, together with a conductor’s podium and music stand. Full details of hire charges etc are obtainable from Arthur Reynolds: 07885 802302, or via the email link on the contacts page of this website.

The society recently decided to start building up its own library of vocal scores. So far the following are available for hire to other societies: Please contact the Secretary. Details are available on the Contacts page.


VOCAL/ORCHESTRAL SCORES FOR HIRE                                Aug 2023


Composer                 Title                                 Edition            Publisher        copies


J S Bach                     St Matthew Passion          N Jenkins      Novello              80

Peters                   1

J S Bach                     Christmas Oratorio            N Jenkins      Novello                3

Brahms                      Nanie                                                                                          78

Brahms                      German Requiem                                       Peters                   2

old hard cover      Novello                 2

Andrew Carter        Laudate Dominum                                     OUP                  103

Andrew Carter        Musick’s Jubilee                                         OUP   5 (1 stained)

Handel                       Alexander’s Feast        ed. M Robertson                            77

Handel                       4 Coronation Anthems     C Bartlett                  OUP        93

Haydn                        St Nicholas Mass                R Landon                  Faber      81

Haydn                        Te Deum                               D McCaldin              OUP        38

Karl Jenkins              Adiemus  (Chorus & Piano)                                                  23

Karl Jenkins              The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace                                    32

Mozart                       Regina Coeli K127 in Bb                            Barenreiter       78

Mozart                      Te Deum Laudamus KV141                     Barenreiter     110

Rossini                       Petite Messe Solennelle                           Ricordi                46

Stainer                       Crucifixion                                                                                   7

John Tavener           Mother & Child                                           Chester            101

Michael Tippett      5 Spirituals from A Child of Our Time   Schott                   5

R V Williams            Benedicte                                                     OUP                      3

Vivaldi                       Beatus Vir RV597                                       Ricordi                68

Vivaldi                       Beatus Vir RV598                                       Ricordi                71


Cy Coleman              Rhythm of Life                      paper                              60+copies

Best of the Beachboys                                            paper                               50

Les Miserables – medley                                        paper                               65

Oklahoma! – medley                                              paper                               40

Philip Wilby              North Country Folk Songs  paper                              60

Vaughan Williams  O, Clap your Hands              paper  Stainer & Bell  100







Orchestral scores


J S Bach         Cantata 51 for soprano solo + orchestra                     Breitkopf & Hartel

Set of Orchestral parts + full score + continuo:

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen


Elgar                           Serenade for Strings Op.20         Goodmusic Concert Classics                               Full Score & set of parts

(inc. 4/4/3/4/2 strings)


Faure             Cantique de Jean Racine

orchestral set


Orff                Carmina Burana

full score                                                       3

choir/2 piano/percussion/timps            8






New Scores


100 Carols for Choirs                     OUP               11

Opera Choruses                              OUP                  1

Choral Classics                                                           5

Bach:              Christmas Oratorio                           3 (1 stained)

Bernstein:     Chichester Psalms                             1

Carter:           Musik’s Jubilee                                  5 (1 stained)

Handel:         Four Coronation Anthems              6

Handel:         Messiah                                               3

Haydn:           The Seasons                                        1

Haydn:           St Nicholas Mass                               3

Rutter:           Gloria                                                    1

Rutter:           Requiem                                              3

Stainer:         The Crucifixion                                   7