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Good morning colleagues: As part of my recruiting drive for my church choirs, I'm compiling a "Top 10" list of things people say to rationalize not participating in choir. I made it as far as four and got stuck (you'd think coming up with 10 would be easy!). I think I'd like to open the topic […]
Could anyone put me in touch with someone who would be able to provide me with a transliteration and tranlation of a brief passage in Zulu from a piece I am arranging for my group?
I expect to get a lot of people disagreeing with me, but I still would like to start this discussion. Why do most choirs (at least where I live–maybe it’s different in other places?) not sing anything other than classical pieces? Why is it considered “bad” to learn popular music? My personal teaching philosophy […]
Dear Colleagues, In the Benedictus movement of Schubert’s Mass in E Flat, The Schuberts Werke edition has long slurs for the strings. I’ve done this work before, but I keep going back and forth on how to bow these passages. The long slurs only occur when the dynamic marking is piano or quieter, which means […]
I teach a chamber choir of advanced high school students. Any suggestions for opera rep for this age group?
The Bank of England is withdrawing the older style £20 notes that show a portrait of Sir Edward Elgar. Holders of these notes may continue to use them until the end of June 2010.
I am collecting data regarding the relationship between administrative support of college music programs and the size and vitality of the programs. By “support” I do not only mean financial support. If you have ever taught in a college/ university setting, please consider filling out this 10-question, mostly multiple choice survey. I greatly appreciate your […]
Hi All- Anyone have good translations of the following? Many thanks! Christopher Borges ABENDLIED Wenn ich auf dem Lager liege, in Nacht gehüllt, so schwebt vor ein süßes, anmutig liebes Bild, ein süßes, anmutig liebes Bild. Wenn mir der stille Schlummer geschlossen die Augen kaum, so schleicht das Bild sich […]
Does anyone have any sort of a lead on some of T. Frederick H. Candlyn’s larger choral works? These include three cantatas and at least one mass. He lived and worked here in Albany for about 30 years but all we can find locally are some short motet-type pieces. I’m writing on the off-chance that […]
We are looking for a new performance space in the Chicago area for our Summer concert. What are your favorite performace spaces in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square and Wrigleyville areas? Stephen