Fidelio Musica edicion has recently published the world’s first edition of Mass Pro defunctis by the Portuguese composer Pedro de Escobar also known as Pedro do Porto. Escobar’s requiem is the first iberian Requiem and one of the first in Europe to follow the example of Johannes Ockeghem’s Requiem. According to the musicologists Tess Knighton […]
Wayland Rogers is pleased to announce the publication of THE GOLDEN RULE, a setting of texts from 8 of the World Religions on the theme of compassion. Written in an Afro-Cuban style, it is scored for SSA (the A part may be sung by tenors or cambiata voices) piano, bass and salza percussion. Published by WR Editions.
With the current catastrophe in the Gulf refocussing attention on the environment, this may be an ideal time to programme a work that reflects on our relationship with this planet. Earthsong is a secular cantata that celebrates Earth – or ‘Gaia’ in the terminology of scientist James Lovelock. It describes nature in joyful, […]
Go here to hear Clare Shore’s Tropical Blessing for SAB Chorus and Handbells: http://www.clareshore.com/LRoom.htm The words are by the composer: Praise God, the Father, our Creator!/Bless all of us, He is our maker!/?Bless paw and hoof, burrow and roost;/Bless equine, bovine, canine, feline, Osprey, egret, woodpecker, ?Little Blue;/Bless Spot and Puff and Grandma, too. //Praise […]
Anyone looking for a zany ‘community’ musical based on a true incident that occurred during the American Civil War? If so, I will gladly send you a great DVD. You might want to check out www.chickasaw.ca/ first! Donald Patriquin