Chimsee Music Publishing
Publishing works for women’s chorus by Becky Graber
Chimsee Music Publishing, founded in 2018, is a press that specializes in works for female voices. Currently the Chimsee (pronounced “Kim-zee”) catalogue is music composed or arranged by Becky (Rebecca) Graber. Much of the music in the Chimsee catalogue was premiered by the Brattleboro (Vermont) Women’s Chorus, an ensemble Becky founded in 1996, and still directs. Many songs were performed in our Spring 2016 concert at Next Stage Arts in Putney.
Chimsee was my first dog, a gentle and devoted German shepherd who was named after Lake Chiemsee in Germany. (I’ve spelled his name wrong all my life and at this point I’m going to stick with my mis-spelling.) Chimsee left our family in 1960, at about the same time my parents bought a piano to replace our pump organ, and I began learning how to notate my compositions. -Becky