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- September 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #265954I conduct a ladies’ chorale of 18 to 20 singers and would like to do something for spring with chamber orchestra or strings only. Can anyone make a suggestion? I would love a longer work ( not just one piece) but can also put several pieces together. I heard something once but cannot recall the title but it was specifically written for women’s chorus and orchestra and was gorgeous! Thanks so much!Catherine Nesbit – Director, Scarborough Singers, New YorkSeptember 17, 2010 at 9:43 am #265974Joy HirokawaParticipant3 Psalm settings by Srul Irving Glick published by earthsongs. Hebrew and English. for string accompaniment. I have done it with just a quartet. Beautiful settings. Each of the 3 selections is published separately.September 17, 2010 at 10:54 am #265991John HowellParticipantPergolesi, Stabat Mater. I did it last spring with the women from my choir, following a suggestion right here on ChoraList. It may have been intended for two solo voices, alto and soprano, but several of its movements lie beautifully for 2-part women while other movements can be split up (as I did) between various soloists and duetists. If you’re interested I’d be happy to send you an outline of the way I did it. And the accompaniment is indeed string orchestra. I even found it free on line, perhaps on the CPDL website.JohnSeptember 17, 2010 at 11:18 am #266000David JanowerParticipantI can’t remember the scoring for Vaughan WIlliams Magnificat. I know it has flute, whcih maybe could be done by violin, but I don’t know if it calls for large orch or chamber orch or if there’s a version for strings.September 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm #266011Kel TozaParticipantSeptember 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm #266035Brian HolmesParticipantIf you can also accomodate a solo soprano, then two movements ofmy Amherst Requiem might do. Each combines a Latin text (sungby the chorus) with a poem of Emily Dickinson (sung by the soprano).Pie Jesu – duration 3 1/2 minutes. (A version of this piece has beenpublished by Santa Barbara.) In Paradisum – duration 5 1/2 minutes.Scoring is for chamber orchestra. A lighter scoring (strings, harp and horn)may be available by next Spring.Brian Holmeshorncabbage(at)aol.comSeptember 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm #266040Mary LeggeParticipantYou might try “The Chambered Nautilus” (SSAA) by Amy Beach, premiered in the US in 1907 and in Canada in 2007. Text by Oliver Wendell Holmes with stunningorchestral accompaniment. We performed it with piano. It is through-composed and takes a great deal of work but is very worthwhile. Publisher: Hildegard Pub. Co. Box 332, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. About 20 minutes long. Opportunity to discuss the poetry and its implications for life’s journey is particularly inviting.Mary Legge,Toronto, CanadaSeptember 18, 2010 at 5:17 am #266052Jerome MalekParticipantSeptember 18, 2010 at 8:06 am #266059September 18, 2010 at 8:07 am #266060I could not get the links to work but was able to begin listening to the Veni Sancte Spiritus and it was gorgeous. Thanks so much!September 18, 2010 at 8:09 am #266061This sounds like a great possibility but might want until the “lighter scoring” is available. Thanks! Although, I did just do a Poetry and Music concert – the entire concert was famous poems set to music so wish I had known about it then! Thanks again.September 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm #266077John CukParticipantI’m doing an arrangement of Vivaldi’s Magnificat for SSAA and string orchestra that I wrote. Although one movment calls for 2 flutes, you can insert a beautiful but tricky mezzo solo in it’s place and elimanate the use of flutes. There also is an arrangemnt of Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir for women’s choir and strings by Alliance Publishers, I believe.John CukManhattanville CollegePurchase, NYSeptember 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm #266086Darin LewisParticipantI have a piece I wrote a couple of years ago — based on txt of Emily Dickinson — if it about 20 minutes in total — there are a couple mvts. that a capella – and there are chucks for SSAA — I would be happy to send you a score, etc. — the best email is:Hope to hear from you – best of luck in your search…djlSeptember 18, 2010 at 4:58 pm #266091David AvshalomovParticipantHello, Catherine,I would offer you my most recent composition: Do You Believe in Angels? It is for SSAA treble chorus with high strings (6 violins, 2 violas). Nine minutes long, light, then dark, then a transcendently beautiful ending. Quite melodic, modern tonal, mostly moderate difficulty with a few challenging passages.Please let me know if you would like me to email you a perusal .pdf score.Best regards,David Avshalomov, ComposerSanta Monica, CA310-480-9525September 19, 2010 at 11:52 am #266122
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