Consortio, the revolutionary marketplace that connects composers’ consortium ideas and ensembles who make them a reality, focuses on upcoming projects every week. This week’s spotlight is on three works that are funded but still have another week for new consortium members to join. After October 1st, they will be closed to members for their 9-month premiere windows until June 1st, 2020. Be a part of one or more of these unique consortium opportunities before it’s too late!
- A new sacred holiday setting of the Latin Magnificat text by Garrett Hope for combined choir, concert band, and orchestra. It will be Grade 3.5-4 difficulty, and you’ll receive a lot for the $500 buy-in price: A full score of combined ensembles, alternate versions of SATB and Concert band & SATB and Orchestra, an SATB score with piano reduction, SATB octavos, and a Skype rehearsal/workshop with Garrett himself. Click here for more information or to join the project.
- A re-imagined setting of the hymn When Christmas Morn is Dawning by Kyle Pederson for SATB, TB, SA voicings, piano accompaniment, and optional clarinet part. This 3-minute work will be “ambient, reflective” and accessible for choirs and audiences/congregations alike. Here’s an early video of where Kyle envisioned the piece would come together, and you can join the project here to find out the final results next week.
- A secular, cheeky look at Two Old Crows, from the poem by Vachel Lindsay, by Paul John Rudoi for SATB, TTB, and SSA with piano and violin (fiddle) by Paul John Rudoi. The work will be short, sweet, and fun for all involved. Here’s the link to join before time runs out.
Consortio is making commissioning easier, more accessible, and more impactful for all involved. Most of the consortium projects on Consortio cost only a fraction more than the purchase of a set of octavos, so a new music experience is available to nearly everyone. Please visit consortio.io for more information on our composers, their projects, and the ensembles that make them a reality.