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Items by Robert Demaree

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Forum message: Miguel Cervantes
Friends--   In doing some research today, I learned that Cervantes and Shakespeare both died on the same exact day--April 23, 1616.  (Full disclosure--some sources cite Cervantes' death as occurring on April 22, but pretty close nonetheless!)   This got me to thinking about whether there was ...
Forum message: Financial Relationship between community choirs and professional orchestras
For almost 40 years, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, a regional professional orchestra, has had a cooperative relationship with the Dubuque Chorale.  The Chorale performs twice annually with the orchestra.  In December, the Chorale sings three "Holiday Pops" concerts on the Symphony's season.  In...
Comment: Re: Settings of Psalm 100
Especially this year, since it's the 200th anniversary of his birth, you should consider Mendelssohn's setting.  Like so much of his literature, it sits well in all voices.  The piece is in three sections--the first and third are homophonic for the most part, while the middle section sets SSAA and...
Forum message: "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves"
Dear all--   This is such a magnificent tool!   I am taking on a new community choir responsibility and am developing the programming.  I've hit upon a theme for our spring concert--a "tribute" to Cher, I guess, entitled "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves."  I've already chosen the following literatu...