Latest Blog Posts
Jeffery Carter has just published his personal Score Marking Guide on his blog. I want to commend him for doing this for a couple of reasons: 1. He is publicly sharing his work with the world – more of us need to do this – share our work with others. 2. He […]
“I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up” and other Praise Hymns
This Blog Will Change the World brings us this: And then gives us some deeper thinking: Most reasonable people will grant that “I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up” is unsuitable for any liturgical service; it’s essentially a novelty song, one which will make an occasional appearance at summer camps until the camp counsellors […]
Tenebrae for YouTube
Quite impressive video and singing: Check out their website and electronic media kit. A great model for today’s choir!
They’re working on conducting Wagner’s Ring, but I think the lesson would apply equally to choral music: h/t Podium Speak
See if you can do nothing for two minutes. If you can’t, maybe your problems aren’t caused by your environment.
Pretentious Parent Loves Choral Music
I love mining Twitter for Choral Music Jewels. Seen on Twitter today: “We take Ashford to mass every Sunday. We’re not Catholic, we just want him to develop an appreciation for choral music.”
ACDA – More than Membership
ACDA is announcing some new benefits for its members! 1. Classical Singer: Members qualify for a FREE 1-year Standard Web Subscription. It includes full access to all the articles online, the CS Archives, and the CS Directories. 2. Ensemble Manager: Members can create a FREE Ensemble Manager account that will allow you to […]
Happy Birthday, Franz
Today is Franz Schubert's birthday. We celebrate with the Kyrie movement of one of his most popular works: And look here for the January 30 blog post I didn't get up in time about the pretentious parent who loves choral music.
Linking Music and Language
In Pam Schiller's article on Early Brain Development Research Review and Update, appearing in Exchange, the author documents new research and thinking on the link between music and language. Once again, the case is clear for mainstreaming music into early childhood education: Linguists, psychologists, and neuro-scientists have recently changed their long held opinion about the […]
It is always a sunken-treasure-surprise to come across a jewell of the past, known only to a few, that now is available to everyone. I have experienced several such epiphanies, as new works by Bach, Handel, and recently, Vaughan Williams, are "discovered" and brought to light by the musical world. This has been my recent […]