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Items by Wallace De Pue

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Community Forum Post: The Green Dot National Composition Competition
This is to let you know that Walli De Pue, Sr., just won the N.W. portion of The Green Dot Composition Competition for violin and piano.  He is on one FANTASTIC ride, having won three important competitions in about three months.  On August 23, Vanessa Porter, violinist, will premiere Suite Americ...
Community Forum Post: C7 Prize for Music
Hi Everyone!   Today, I received the GOOD NEWS that I have looked forward to, ever sense I paid $40.00 to enter the C7 Prize for Music, competition; what's more, I won in both of the categories that I entered, "unpremiered works" and "premiered works," respectively!!!   When I saw "C7" in my e...
Announcement: With Rue My Heart Is Laden
*WITH RUE MY HEART IS LADEN (SATB) Wallace De Pue set music to A. E. Housman’s haunting poem:   With rue my heart is laden, for golden friends I ...
Comment: Re: Choral program closer
Judy, I opine that the biggest WOW that you can finish a concert with is something short, soft and beautiful, perhaps while surrounding the audience, with the house lights diminished.  The singers could be holding hands as they sing my poem:    Now, we must depart and go our seperate ways.  W...
Comment: Re: Christmas Seasonal Chorus with Brass Quintet Possibilities
Picardie Court Publications (www.wallacedepue.com)  has a very large collection of Christmas music with descriptions of each piece.  Those descriptions include: vocal ranges for each section of the choir, the duration of each work--and levels of difficulty.    Since I was either in a choir (th...
PDF Document: Three Biblical Psalms: 149
PDF Document: Three Biblical Psalms: 146
PDF Document: Three Biblical Psalms: 143-146-149
PDF Document: Martin Luther King, Jr.
PDF Document: The Burgundian Carol
Community Forum Post: 2013 Women's Chorus Contest
Hi Jaclyn Johnson! There is something in my head that I would like to write for your "2013 Contest"; however, I want to make sure that it would be appropriate for your women's chorus.  I found a poem by Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), that sings to me.  It is about a dejected lady at a spinnin...
Announcement: To America From Her Fathers
This piece may be for S. or S.A choir.  Either an advanced children's choir or a women's choir can perform this work accompanied by flute or violin and piano.  The flute or violin part is quite easy; however, the piano part requires a semi-advanced player.  The piano, left hand, actually plays in...
PDF Document: To America From Her Fathers
PDF Document: Good Morning, April!
PDF Document: Hava Nagila
PDF Document: Hosanna!
PDF Document: Glory to God in the Highest
PDF Document: March of Life, The
Comment: Re: Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir CCMC ChoralNet Composer of the Month May, 2012
Hi Hiligunnur!   I enjoy your music very much; it has a lot to say.  CONGRATULATIONS on a Silver Platter!   Walli
Comment: Re: Repertoire Pertaining to Animals and the Winter Holidays?
Hi Michael!   Would you be interested in "Woof!"? The text to this piece is as follows:   WOOF! (four voice canon) A child who is waiting for Santa Claus but is afraid that his dog will bark and scare Santa's reindeer away. The piece contains a canon within a canon. "Woof!" is excellen...
Comment: Re: Silver Platter Repertoire
Ha!  Another excellent idea from Jack Senzig!
PDF Document: The Mocking Bird
PDF Document: Old Time Religion
PDF Document: In Meadows Fair
PDF Document: Goober Peas
PDF Document: Animal Fugue
PDF Document: All God's Children
Comment: Re: The Key of F bugaboo
Hi Joe!   You have presented some information that makes me believe I'm not crazy after all.  Candidly, I hear choirs singing in multifple flats sounding better than in other keys.  For years, I've been asking people whom I trust, if they hear what I hear in this regard.  Only two, Ivan Tr...
Comment: Re: Men's Chamber Chorus Repertoire
RC, I think I spelled Renaissance incorrectly.  Can you forgive a half-dead composer?
Comment: Re: Men's Chamber Chorus Repertoire
Hi R.C.!   Since I'm at least half-dead, could I interest you in some contemporary music by a half dead-composer?  If I were to make a fine program of my own works for your audience, I would start with my arrangement of Sing dem Herrn (M. Praetorius) as a Rennaisance processional.  Next, ...
Announcement: 9/11 WE ARE ONE (America's Day of Wrath)
A poem by Sheryl Sawyer, a wonderful poetess, so moved me that I composed music to it.  Since schools start in late August, and September 11 occurs so soon after that, no one has time to prepare this piece for any event regarding the tragedy.  Maybe someone will consider preparing the piece at t...
Announcement: We Are One (to prepare for 9/11/2010)
WE ARE ONE America's Day of Wrath" (SATB) Dr. Cheryl Sawyer penned the following text to express her feelings about the terrorist attack on 9-11-01. This powerful poem has inspired a moving piece of music based on the chant, "Dies Irae," that will have a profound effect on any s...
Comment: Re: Church SAB Pieces
“REJOICE IN THE LORD!” (Psalm 33 – SAB / organ) is an old-fashioned, climactic "barn burner": that is, it generates great enthusiasm for both the singers and listeners. The organ part is well within the performance abilities of anyone who has taken organ lessons. When it is practical to join ...
Comment: Re: Repertoire for Elementary Choir
REAL “TURKEY!” A–The Barnyard Operetta–(unison voices–piano, including chord symbols) is a story about an arrogant turkey and his two friends, the duck and the chicken.  The piece is in two sections, each of which may stand alone.  The first section may end at measure 32 if only a simple...
Comment: Re: A cappella Masterwork
If you are only interested in the music of dead composers, I'm only half-dead, so I cannot help you.  If you entertain music by half-dead composers, my setting of  The Bells, by E.A. Poe, has been deemed a "masterpiece" by some poor, misguided people.  The duration of the piece is between ten and...
Comment: Re: Diction books
Hi David!   See if you can locate a book on diction by Ivan Trusler.  He wrote some splendid books and I've heard that the one on diction if excellent.   Wali
Comment: Re: Music Theory in combined grades
You may need the "far out" kind of theory book that is described on http://mustec.bgsu.edu/~wallace .  The title is, Creative Music Theory Skills.  It is FUN and effective.
Comment: Re: Jazzy upbeat Holiday program closer needed
]]>If you write to wdepue@woh.rr.com , I can send you a pdf and an mp3 sound bite.  The forms like this will not handle such materials.   ]]>MERRY SWISS MISS POLKA, THE (SATB / piano / also arranged for voice and piano) is a secular piece for Christmas that concerns a boy and girl relationshi...
Comment: Re: Combined Middle & High School Boys
Hi Jason!  If you're interested in seeing a pdf score and hearing an mp3 sound bite, then contact me at wdepue@woh.rr.com .  ChoralNet forms, like this one, will not accept these items.  This piece is a first-class opener for a concert.   CHEERS!   Walli   ]]>BROTHERS in SINGING (TTBB / lar...
Comment: Re: Small TB choir repertoire
]]> ]]>If you write to wdepue@woh.rr.com , I can send you a pdf and an mp3 sound bite.  The forms like this will not handle such materials.  This piece, although secular, may be suitable for mass by changing a few words.   PRAYER TO THE MUSE, A (unison or two-part singing by treble voices /...
Comment: Re: Humorous Holiday Song for Halflings
]]>HARRY WUZANELF (SATB / piano) is a Christmas song about Santa’s newest elf, Harry, who is taller than a horse and weighs more than half a ton!   It follows the tradition of story songs such as “Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty, the Snowman.”  It is a piece that makes a...
Comment: Re: Humorous Holiday Song for Halflings
If you write to wdepue@woh.rr.com , I can send you a pdf and an mp3 sound bite.  The forms like this will not handle such materials.   ]]>WOOF! (4 voice cannon)   A child who is waiting for Santa Claus but is afraid that his dog will bark and scare Santa's reindeer away. The piece contains a ...
Comment: Re: Barbershop Harmony Society
Every word that is said by music teachers concerning the benefits of singing barbershop music is PURE GOLD!  When I "condescended" to go to my first barbershop concert and afterglow (a party after barbershop concerts where one can feast as WONDERFUL singing is taking place), I realized that I had a...
Comment: Re: I need some help with Christmas repertoire/ and Barbershop for girls
Please use the Internet and go to ThatNewMusicWebsite.com .  See my name under "Search by Composer" and you'll find a pethora of easy Christmas cannons in 2/3 parts. Click and see the scores enlarge.  Click and hear the music.   Go to SweetAdeline.com and you'll find a lot of easy barbershop musi...
Comment: Re: Sing the Songs of Bethlehem
]]>ONE LITTLE LIGHT (SA children’s voices / SATB humming chorus or appropriate instruments, including piano and/or string quartet) is a quiet, lovely selection, the kind that touches a program with great beauty when adult and children’s voices combine.  In lieu of SATB voices, appropriate in...
Comment: Re: Sing the Songs of Bethlehem
  Although it has not been engraved or edited, I have an arrangement of O Sing a Song of Bethlem for SATB, organ and congregation that I will prepare for you if you're interested. The piece is in a waiting line to be engraved, so you'll have the right to dismiss it if it doesn't appeal to you. Whe...
Comment: Re: Psalm Settings for TTBB
PSALM 150, by Louis Lewandowski (TTBB) is written for an advanced men’s chorus.  If ever there was a superb closer to a program, this piece qualifies for top consideration.  A good recording was made by The Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus who toured with this piece all over Americ...
Comment: Re: Collegiate Repertoire
Hi Derek!   Before I can suggest something for your honors concert, I need to know the following: 1) the level of capability of your singers, 2) the duration of the piece you seek, 3) whether the music should be traditional or contemporary, 4) the mood of the music, etc.  The more precise you can ...
Comment: Re: Need suggestions
This should work very well for your choir.  Please let me know if you would like a pdf score and a sound bite.   ]]>“REJOICE IN THE LORD” (Psalm 33 – SAB / organ) is an old-fashioned, climactic "barn burner": that is, it generates great enthusiasm for both the singers and listeners. The o...
Comment: Re: Concert themed on the Psalms
If you would like to do a world premiere of a contemporary setting of Psalm 130, you might consider the following piece:   PSALM 130: "Out of the Depths Have I Cried Unto Thee." (SATB) The great power of this text has inspired many music settings, this one being somewhat traditional in harmony, mak...