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About Canticum

Canticum was formed in early 2003 by Caren Friel and Duncan Courts with the aim of providing the classical and church music community with high quality sound recording, production, and publishing services at affordable rates.

Duncan has long been fascinated with recording and being able to capture for posterity memorable concerts and choral services. He built on his earlier experiences with work in the electroacoustic studios at Birmingham University, and began more serious location recording when accompanist with the Fountain Singers, a Birmingham-based chamber choir.

Caren was bitten by the recording bug in her first year as a vocal student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and her subsequent experience has been based equally on studio tuition, studio performance, and location work.

Backed by their strong musicianship, as an organist and choir director, and a singer respectively, and supported by a growing range of high quality professional equipment, they form the nucleus of Canticum.

We use professional equipment from the following manufacturers:

Recording and monitoring


Canticum Recording and Publishing - organ and choral music, Canticum Recording, and Canticum Publishing are trading names of the Canticum Partnership - Duncan Courts and Caren Friel.


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