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Items by Bing Vick

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Comment: Re: Dvorak, Going Home - arr. for SATB?
is this performance by OREYA   published?     I would LOVE to perform that arrangement.   Beautiful !!  
Comment: Re: Tempo for Bruckner's Locus Iste
Tempi are ALWAYS a bit relative.    "Locus iste" was composed for a very resonant space - which makes the "rests"  make sense (allow the sound to die).   Size of ensemble might influence the tempo some.  Performance tempo should always look to the TEXT and the mood/meaning of words/intent of th...
Comment: Re: Choir and Big Band
so, who is the publisher of these sacred pieces by Duke Ellington?        I have a large community chorus and would love to put on a Duke Ellington Sacred Concert.
Comment: Re: Anti-War oratorios
Thanks to all for these suggestions.        Amazing that CHORAL MUSIC is such an important and effective way to express "pro Peace"   and "against war and violence" across the world. My project is centered on choral-orchestral music - "oratorio, mass, requiem" compositions.    There are many...
Comment: Re: Anti-War oratorios
Not a quibble, but a matter of semantics.   Dona Nobis Pacem is "pro peace". Since war is the opposite of peace,    pro-peace is anti-war. Perhaps I should tltle my study "pro peace oratorios"      (to me, the underlying meaning is pretty much the same--- I do not call this group of compos...
Forum message: Anti-War oratorios
Looking for other anti-war oratorios.  Can you help?   I have the following:   F.J.Haydn  -  Messe in tempore belli  (Paukenmesse)  (1796)   Ralph Vaughan Williams  - DONA NOBIS PACEM    (1936)   Michael Tippett -  A CHILD OF OUR TIME   (1944)   Benjamin Britten - WAR REQUIE...
Comment: Re: Great Choral Music by "Forgotten" 18th & 19th Century Composers
Check out Max Bruch.......known mostly for his instrumental music. Five oratorios - Odysseus, Arminius, Gustavus Adolphus, Achilleus, and MOSES.   I produced a new English translation of MOSES (Biblical oratorio) in 1996.   Have good CD recording available. Soprano, Bass, Tenor soloists, full...
Comment: Re: Exciting extended sacred works from 20th-21st Century composers
The Greenville (SC) Chorale commissioned these works.   I highly recommend them to you all.   Dan Forrest -  St.Patrick's Prayer      5'30"    SATB   Wind Ensemble       (very powerful)     published by ForrestWorks   Mark Kilstofte - Of Rivers Within        42'     Sop, SAT...
Comment: Re: copyright issue ?
my question really is, "Once a composer has permission and composes a setting of a text (i thank You God),  and I purchase the scores, and pay the performance rights, do I have the right to print  that text in the concert program,  or do I need ADDITIONAL permission to print the text???"    ...
Forum message: copyright issue ?
is it necessary to have PERMISSION to print text of    e.e.cummings poem   "i thank YOU God for most this amazing day" ?? we are performing Whitacre setting. would like to print text in program.   is this OK without written permission ?? thanks for help
Comment: Re: "Come Thou Fount"
Better yet, try Mack Wilberg's setting "come thou fount" which he did for Mormon Tabernacle Choir........fabulous!!!!!
Concert: Christmas with the Chorale
Greenville (SC) Chorale - CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE - 32nd Annual Family Christmas Concert December 13, McAlister Auditorium, Furman University, Greenville SC Bingham Vick, Jr., condutor           Betty Bennett, accompanist   The Reason for the Season:  “Glory to God” Glory to God ...
Comment: Re: Recording of Hoggard edition of Brahms Requiem?
I conducted the Greenville Chorale and G'ville Symphony Orchestra in performance in fall 2010, using the Hoggard English translation.   I really like it above others (except for singing the original German). I have used the old Schirmer translation, and the R.Shaw translation.  Still, prefer Hogg...
Comment: Re: Church Choir First Major Work (Forrest Te Deum)
some suggestions..... 1. make sure YOU know the music thoroughly, and know what sound/balance you want to hear 2. rehearse the choir to the point that they do not need cues from you for every little thing -  you must be conducting the combined ensembles, not just the choir 3. make sure your rehe...
Comment: Re: Patriotic Theme for Community Choir
America, the Beautiful .............arr. Carmen Dragon  (band and chorus) Ballad for Americans.....................music by Earl Robinson  piano/chorus   currently out of print America (My country, 'tis of thee)...........arr. Robert Edgerton  (Shawnee  A-1943)    chorus unaccompanied Dixi...
Comment: Re: Looking for anthem to celebrate church's 50th Anniversary
I recommend Dan Forrest's    "St.Patrick's Hymn."            (Hinshaw publishes) The Greenville Chorale commissioned this work in honor of our 50th Anniversary in 2010-2011. Scored for winds and choir, but can be quite effective with a good organ and piano. Powerful setting of a most appr...
Comment: Re: 1812 choral version
Thanks to all for the help.   Especially the National Symphony Orchestra.    And, Bravo for your performance from Washington on July 4. cheers
Forum message: 1812 choral version
I heard a great, slightly abridged version of 1812 Overture with National Symphony AND CHORUS  on CAPITOL FOURTH a few days ago. Is this published?     Would like to use this next summer for our own july 4th Patriotic Concert. Appreciate your help in locating this score.   Bing Vick Greenvi...
Comment: Re: Best Shakespeare texts set to music
I am workiing on just such a program.    Here is what I have at this point:                                                         “Musical Shakespeare”   Serenade to Music     (from “The Merchant of Venice” Shakespeare) ….. R.Vaug...
Comment: Re: Your favorite funny/amusing choral pieces for HS and adult voices?
Must include Daniel Gawthrop's   'Pie Carols' ........   very funny, fun to perform, audiences love these.  
Comment: Re: Choral repertoire suggestions?
The Gawthrop "Pie Carols" are fabulous.    funny, timely, fun to sing, and great audience-pleasers.    These should be standard rep   for all kinds of choirs. Bing Vick Greenville Chorale
Forum message: singing "alleluia"
This came to me from one of my singers.   Too good not to share with all my choral colleagues.   Below is the meditation I happened to listen to on Saturday morning.  I was completely enthralled with the depiction of what singing is (in particular the Alleluia). I loved it so much i told myself...
Comment: Re: Rachmaninoff Vespers preferred edition
The Greenville (SC) Chorale used the Musica Russica edition for our performance in the fall of 2009.  We purchased the Audio Diction Guide and found it very useful - very clear.   Our final rehearsal was presented in the St.George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville - to allow the singers to pe...
Concert: Chorale Chamber Ensemble: Music for the Soul
Greenville Chorale Chamber Ensemble 16th Annual Winter Concert Bingham Vick,Jr., founder and conductor 2:00 PM - February 17, 2013 -  Daniel Chapel, Furman University, Greenville South Carolina   The Greenville Chorale Chamber Ensemble – the 20-voice ensemble which forms...
Comment: Re: Commemoration Piece for 9/11
Composed in the fall of 2011 and premiered a the ACDA conventions in 2012 as the Raymond Brock Commission,    Psalm 36   by Richard Nance.   Read the Psalm 36.   Nance incorporates "God is our refuge and strength..."   and ends dramatically and emotionally with "we will not fear...See ho...
Comment: Re: Preeminent Pedagogues of Conducting
For sure.... Margaret Hillis, founder and conductor of Chicago Symphony Chorus Robert Shaw, conductror of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Julius Herford, professor of music history / conductor   Indiana University Otto Werner Mueller, professor of conducting, Yale University   Each of the...
Comment: Re: Starting a church choral festival - questions and concerns
Craig, Having been guest conductor for such a "church choir festival/workshop"  and having organized an annual "church music conference" at Furman University for 25 years or so, I would suggest the following: #1 determine the REASON or GOAL of such an event.   state clearly what you want to ...
Comment: Re: 1970s Pops Concert orchestral arrangrements
get in touch with Rodgers and Hammerstein organization in NYCity.      check web site.     R&H.org  lots of great stuff. My Greenville Chorale and Gville Sym Orch did "An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites" last fall - smashing success. solos, choral numbers, some orch numb...
Concert: A Carolina Christmas
The Greenville Chorale (SC) and the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestrra  (NC) combine in their 5th collaborative Christmas concert. Performances Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium, Furman University, Greenville SC and     Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3:00 pm  in Blue Ridge Community ...
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
Amen!
Comment: Re: Sunday Inspiration: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera
THANKS
Comment: Re: "Svyati" by John Tavener
Performed this beautiful work with my 20-voice Chorale Chamber Ensemble.    Enjoyed an excellent cellist and very favorable accoustic in Furman University chapel.    These are adult, professional voices.    They  sounded great and the total effect was stunning. bing
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
My vote would be J.S.Bach,   "Mass in B Minor." "Perfect" is difficult to define for musicians.    "Appropriate SOUND, solid structure, effective text-to-music relationship, indeed a beautiful-purposeful-effective TEXT is the place to start."     The B-Minor Mass has it all:    structur...
Comment: Re: Are choir directors - by nature - too controlling?
A very interesting discussion here. I would affirm that any choral conductor who is NOT a "control" person is probably also not very effective.    The nature of being a conductor/director is to guide the ensemble toward a successful, musical performance.   That means "controlling" all aspects...
Comment: Re: A Cappella Choral Benediction
two suggestions, both beautiful, not too difficult, and perfect for a good church choir, high school choir, college choir, professional ensemble:   God be in my head ..... David Schwoebel           Harold Flammer/Hal Leonard  # 35026738   Father, Give thy benediction ..... David Sc...
Comment: Re: Sunday Inspiration: Videte miraculum
beautiful........thanks for reminding all of us just how "sacred" Tallis' music sounds.   happy sunday!
Comment: Re: Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra Relationship
who told you all that about IRS?     I should think you could set up your chorus as a separate   501(c)3  organization.    So you raise the funds and the orch controls the checks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    If I were you, I would find a good IRS agent (or tax lawyer) and discuss this situation.
Comment: Re: Concert Fundraising Ideas - not an Auction!
we have been successful with  (1) a giant yard sale, with the chorus providing the "stuff" for sale,  (2) a wine-tasting cosponsored by a local wine shop,  (3) a "gala" with silent auction, dance band, dinner, (4) volunteering to help with area golf tournament, downtown arts festival, etc. that...
Comment: Re: Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra Relationship
In my view, if the chorus is fully responsible for its own expenses, budget, etc., then the orchestra SHOULD PAY THE CHORUS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ORCHESTRA'S CONCERTS. As I said before, each local, regional, and even top tier orchestra has its own arrangement with choral musicians.      I...
Comment: Re: Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra Relationship
As conductor of the Greenville Chorale  (the upstate's 'symphonic chorus') for 30+ years, I can only speak to our relationship to the Greenville Sym Orchestra  (Greenville SC).   The Greenville Chorale is independent from the GSO, but we work collaboratively with them regularly.   For the ...
Comment: Re: Short Choral Requiem Settings
three quick suggestions: REQUIEM   (1936)                                    Herbert Howells  (1892-1983)          - British son died at age of 9 in 1935.....Howells composed two works concurrently ...large scale  Hynmus Paradisi (1938)  ...
Announcement: Obituary - Ken Steele
Kenneth Ray Steele was born March 1, 1945 in Toccoa, Georgia. Ken graduated from Stetson University in Deland, Florida with a Bachelor of Church Music degree and went on to earn his Master’s in Choral Conducting from the University of Texas in Austin.   During his 26 year teaching ca...
Comment: Re: Greek Orthodox Choral Music
thanks to all.   My Greenville Chorale Chamber Ensemble performed at St.George Greek Orthodox Cathedral here in Greenville last year.  We are anticipating a return concert in 2015, as a part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the building of the sanctuary.   Your suggestions will be ...
Forum message: Greek Orthodox Choral Music
Repertoire Question: I need sources for Greek Orthodox Sacred Choral music - either in Greek or in English. anyone conduct a "Greek church choir" and could give me some advice, point me in the right direction? Bing Vick Greenville SC
Comment: Re: Anthems written between 1900 and 1990.
A-men,   CJ, Those titles are on my top list as well.     Unfortunately, many of those are probably out of print now.   Too bad. bing
Comment: Re: Anthems written between 1900 and 1990.
Don't know exact publication dates, but this list might be a good place to start if you are looking to re-build church music library.  My choir averaged around 28-30 on Sunday mornings. Bing’s Favorite Anthems                                    30 Years of...
Forum message: humorous choral music
While at Furman I did a biennial PDQ Bach Festival for 25 years or so....always fun, always crowd pleaser, and had the singers always dress in anything BUT the usual formal attire.   Fun for the students, and visually interesting and humorous for audience.   Many good humorous suggestions al...
Concert: RVW "Mass in G Minor" and Britten "St.Nicolas"
Concerts: RVaughan Williams  "Mass in G Minor"    and B.Britten  "St. Nicolas"   The opening concert for the 51st season of theGreenville Chorale will showcase something old and something new to theirrepertoire.           The “Mass in G Minor” co...
Comment: Re: Messiah-Vowel on "Purify"
the point is WHAT IS THE IMPORTANT/STRESSED syllable.   "peu  -  REE  -   fah-ee"      puts the stress on the wrong syllable.   sing......"pu -   rih  -    fah -----(ee)  "   Diction should always be FUNCTIONAL in the musical phrase.........never calling attention to its...
Forum message: a must for holidays: Gawthrop's PIE CAROLS
Christmas Carols with a twist - Gawthrop's   PIE CAROLS   Daniel Gawthrop (of "Sing me to heaven" and "Stand You on the Mountain" and many other choral standards) has now published a set of funny, delightful, entertaining, holiday carols that should be a firm part of any good high sc...