Editor & Publisher
Lorenz Maierhofer | EDITOR AND PUBLISHER → Lorenz Maierhofer's large-scale choir books, his song books and his choral series HCCS (The Helbling Choral Concert Series)
LARGE-SCALE CHOIR BOOKS
Lorenz Maierhofer’s choir books, each with around 400 pages, rank among the standard works within and beyond the German-speaking area: 4 VOICES, POP 4 VOICES, CHRISTMAS 4 VOICES (for four mixed voices SATB), 3 VOICES – ADVENT & WEIHNACHTEN (Advent & Christmastide) and 3 VOICES – GEISTLICHE CHORMUSIK (Sacred Choral Music) for three mixed voices SAB – soprano, alto, one male voice – and also his choir book for young voices, SING & SWING – DAS CHORBUCH (the Choir Book) for SAA or SAA(B) all have their established place in the choral scene. For each of his choir books, CDs with model recordings are also available.
THE CHOIR BOOK FOR SCHOOL AND YOUTH CHOIRS
For equal voices SAA, or optionally for young mixed voices SAA(B), 220 choral pieces of all genres, styles and eras
LORENZ MAIERHOFER’S SONGBOOKS
Over the years, Lorenz Maierhofer has composed, arranged and selected a wide repertoire of songs for children and young people, and published them (in collaboration with, among others, Renate and Walter Kern and Markus Detterbeck) in songbooks designed to appeal to contemporary taste. These songbooks – released in individual editions for Germany, Austria and Switzerland – have become standard works for primary and secondary schools throughout the German-speaking area.
THE FIVE BESTSELLERS FOR SCHOOL AND LEISURE
88 hits from across five decades
111 highlights from across six decades
177 lieder, songs, canons, raps, songs to move to, singing games and mini-musicals for primary school-age children from 6 to 12
THE SPECIAL MAIERHOFER CHOIR BOOK
CHOR IM JAHR (Choir the year round) contains, in addition to a wide-ranging “best of” selection of choral pieces for amateur choirs, several double pages with suggestions for choral activities – from warm-ups to sight-singing and creative activities > INFO “CHOR IM JAHR”
Two versions of the choir book are available:the version for choir directors (which includes a section for choir directors and a wealth of audio files on an accompanying CD) and the inexpensive version for choir singers (with the choral music only). In addition, there are CHOR IM JAHR audio CDs, practice MP3s for each of the four choral voices, and an instrumental version with arrangements of accompaniments.
PROMINENT PERSONALITIES ON LORENZ MAIERHOFER’S WORK:
LORENZ MAIERHOFER’S CHORAL SERIES HCCS.
HCCS, the Helbling Choral Concert Series, edited by Lorenz Maierhofer, ranks among the most successful choral series in Europe. The repertoire, with a diversity of style and content completely in keeping with the times, already comprises several hundred titles – for mixed choir, male-voice choir and women’s choir. To enable amateur choirs to make a targeted selection of the appropriate level of difficulty from the repertoire, each of the titles has been assigned an indication of its level – from 1 to 5 (1 = very easy / 5 = highly demanding).
>> See the OCTAVOS and listen to: The Helbling Choral Concert Series published by Helbling
LORENZ MAIERHOFER IN THE RECORDING STUDIO
Lorenz Maierhofer has presided over countless audio recordings, involving choirs, ensembles, soloists, instrumentalists and speakers – either as production manager or at the microphone in person – in many recording studios (see “Partners”).
Kurt Strohmeier | musician, singer, producer (Musicgarden recording studio, Graz)
Lorenz Maierhofer makes the first recordings of his pieces primarily with one of his four stylistically different vocal ensembles. He works with his team of male and female choral singers, soloists, instrumentalists and speakers in a variety of formations.
Ewald Nagl M.A. | concert singer