So many choices with Spotify
Date: January 23, 2012
I'm teaching Choral Literature in Spring 2011. As a part of my preparation, I'm investing in a couple of new resources:
1. The digital version (i.e. Kindle) of Dennis Shrock's Choral Repertoire (I already own the hardback). (Hey Dennis, can't I get a discount by purchasing both?)
2. I've decided to subscribe to the "premium" version of Spotify, a new subscription service for music. I mentioned Spotify in this blog about a month ago, but I have yet to really explore the new tool.
There is much to like about Spotify. The best feature is access to an incredible universe of all types of music. One of the other ingenious features is the ability to make and share playlists. Rolling Stone has created a playlist of the 500 greatest hits of all time.
I've been searching for choral music playlists and I've found several.
Here is one: The Greatest Choral Music Ever, part 1. I didn't create the list, nor do I agree with the top 10 list - but it was fun to listen to. In particular, Tavener's Song for Athene really rocked my boat. Here is one called "Choral Champs" and another focused on Renaissance music.
This Spotify is an incredible tool for us to use. How many of you have created lists for yourself, or for your classes about choral music? It is time to share - or learn - about the great opportunities with Spotify.