Berandol Music Limited

Berandol Music Limited. Toronto publishing company formed in 1969 by Andrew Twa with the acquisition of the music-publishing division of BMI Canada (PRO Canada).

Berandol Music Limited. Toronto publishing company formed in 1969 by Andrew Twa with the acquisition of the music-publishing division of BMI Canada (PRO Canada). Ralph Cruickshank (who joined BMI Canada in 1966 and became head of its publishing division in 1969) served as vice-president of Berandol until he purchased the company and succeeded Twa as president in 1972. Berandol continued and expanded BMI Canada's publishing program. It has maintained a large catalogue of concert music and a rental library of orchestral material by François Morel, Jean Papineau-Couture, R. Murray Schafer, Harry Somers, Gilles Tremblay, Healey Willan, and others. The education catalogue includes recorder music by Mario Duschenes and Hugh Orr and books and multi-media performance materials by Schafer. In the 1980s Berandol developed a Canadian school music program written by Elaine Mason and Marilyn Hardie called Music Builders and a French language program by the same authors with Suzanne Pinel called Musique s'il vous plaît. Both programs feature Canadian composers and artists. Berandol's pop music catalogue was taken over by Broadland Music in 1972; a second pop catalogue was developed in subsequent years. In addition Berandol has created MUSIcache, a collection of the standard repertoire on microfiche produced by Bell and Howell. Berandol Records, established 1975, have released LPs by the pianist-organist Harold Clayton, the Toronto Baroque Trio, the Toronto Consort, and, in the pop fleld, the pianist Rob Liddell. A second label, Bear 'n Doll, was introduced in 1978 with the first of several LPs by the singer Sandy Offenheim. Berandol has acted as agent for Hargail Music Press and Jaymar Music and for some years also represented Universal Edition. Most of Berandol's publications are printed by the W.R. Draper Co. Plate numbers are not used. Berandol also operates Cee and Cee Music. The name Clark & Cruickshank also appears on the imprint of some Berandol publications.


Further Reading

  • 'Canada first is Berandol policy,' MSc, 251, Jan-Feb 1970

    Cruickshank, Ralph. 'The Berandol story', Music J, vol 30, Jan 1972

    Linden, J.J. 'Berandol Music - tenor years of publishing and recording high quality Canadian music' RPM, 21 Apr 1979