These choir pdfs are free to share, copy, perform and record because I want choirs to sing them.
All of my work as a musician has been about finding ways to include and connect people, to widen the music circle. It's a principle that has underpinned all of my music endeavours. Releasing these arrangements for free is a part of this.
If you are non commerical - an amateur, school or church choir please use these for free. You don't have to worry about paying for sheet music, paying rights to rehearse, paying other rights to perform, paying other rights again to record, and needing to ask permission to change one word, or a single note. (or stressing about getting sued cause you didn't do these things). Just get it and sing it.
It'a easy for my music to reach choirs. I can share my music everywhere, with anyone. You can share it. Do share it.
It's not costing me anything. If I was printing sheet music and then mailing it to you, there would be costs. But digital publishing costs my naught.
I've been directing choirs for the best part of twenty years and in that time I've written a lot of arrangements and compositions. Many of these songs have been sung by one choir for one concert and then put away. To be honest, I'm not sure where publishing this sheet music for free will lead, but I know for sure that not releasing it has led to a large and dusty drawer full of once-only performed songs.
Most of my pieces are written for community choirs. I know that community choirs have specific needs for their repertoire - every line needs to be catchy for example, and just needs to feel good to sing. This is actually a great challenge for composers. It's easy to make complex music sound good. It's much harder to make simple music good. And given I've specialised in writing for community choirs, I know that for many community choirs, free PDFs are the backbone of their libraries, and part of the reason they can continue to exist.
Sweethearts, if you are a professional group, I accept commissions and enjoy creating bespoke works for groups to shine.