Choral conductors sometimes ask this question. Decisive arguments abound!
Musica is infinitely better suited in searching for information related to choral repertoire as its database references the choral music ‘score’ and does not drown in all the other keywords which are included in comprehensive databases such as Google. This is because Musica is a ‘structured’ database. In this specialized database, a specific field exists for each category of information describing a score (composer, title, type of choir, number of voices, tonality, genre, style, form, instrumentation, liturgical use, etc.). The Musica database also provides access to translations of the text, pronunciations, and videos of performances. All information in the database is collected and curated by specialists in choral singing.
There are many other reasons for using Musica! You will find them in this article comparing the Musica International database with Google or any other general search engine.
The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) is a founding member of the Musica International association which aims to identify and reference, comprehensively and academically, the maximum in choral repertoire from around the world and of all styles and genres. This is why IFCM offers its members privileged access by going to the members section of www.ifcm.net.
Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Magazine is published quarterly in the four official languages of IFCM: English, French, German and Spanish. It is distributed in more than 80 countries on the five continents and is the official voice of choral music around the world.Read more
Our focus at the moment is to unite the choral calendars of international choral organisations. Meanwhile please consult the calendar of choral events published by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat here.Read more