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Items by Carlos Gómez-Orellana

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Comment: Re: Rutter's Requiem learning files
Thank you very much Stephen, excellent recommendation!  Carlos  
Comment: Re: Rutter's Requiem learning files
Thank you very much Bill! Carlos
Comment: Re: Rutter's Requiem learning files
Hello again!   Maybe I should rephrase and include also youtube files or any internet resource. The files in Choralia are not ideal and even a piano rendering would be great! Thank in advance! Carlos  
Forum message: Rutter's Requiem learning files
Greetings dear colleagues,    This year I am reharsing Johnt Rutter's Requiem and, as you may all know, there are some strong disonances that choralists find very difficult.  I am looking for learning files (with real voices if possible) in CD ou MP3 format.    Would any of you have any le...
Comment: Re: Durante/Pergolesi Magnificat half a step down
Dear Carlos,    Thank you for your answer!   The problem resides in the fact that we're not only doing this Magnificat, but also two more! ... and there will be oboes...  I'm sure there is a fFinale copy of this Magnificat somewhere in the world. :-) The best for you too Carlos  
Forum message: Durante/Pergolesi Magnificat half a step down
Greetings to the ChoralNet community!   We are currently working on Durante's/Pergolesi's Magnificat for the end on june and I find that it's very stressing for the tenors (the tenors do too!) Surely, it should have been more relaxed when it was first perfomed in ancient A~415.   Would anyon...
Comment: Re: So British!
Thomas,    Thank you for your comment. I couldn't agree more with what you say! I know it's a huge project, but I envision to present a "sample" and not a comprehensive collection (though I wish I would!). A series would mean two years of work on the same subject and the choir might want to do ...
Comment: Re: So British!
Thank you Rod ! 
Comment: Re: So British!
Chris,    I've been lestening to you work and I tell you honestly that I like it very much! You have a great talent. This is a proffessionally complicated week for me and I need some more time and relaxation to sit down and listen (and re-listen) to your works and try to imagine them sung by m...
Comment: Re: So British!
Yes Gordon, I had thougt of that too... I will give it a second thought! Thank you!
Comment: Re: So British!
O my God! this is absolutely gorgeous! It brought tears to my eyes Thank you!
Comment: Re: So British!
Greeting Chris!   I absolutely agree on the need of exposure for the new voices and talents of British artists! I love your enthousiasm and I assure you taht I will carefully look up everything you mention and keep you updated, maybe?  ;-)  In any case, thanks a lot!  
Comment: Re: So British!
Thank you David, that sounds perfect! I will look it up but are you sure it exists a brass arrangement? Matthiew, as for "Jerusalem" I just love it so much!! Thank you! Same question for brass arrangement? Best regards
Comment: Re: So British!
Thank you very very much Michael!   I will look up everything you mention. I hope the French like it! ;-)
Comment: Re: So British!
I will Derek, thank you!
Forum message: So British!
Greetings to the ChoralNet Community!   I think there is no better place in the world to ask my question than this forum.  We, my french choir and I, plan on putting together a "So British!" program with repertoire spanning from Purcell to Rutter.  We are only engaging à brass ensemble + pe...
Comment: Re: Problems with choir committees - power struggles - Choral leader needs advice :(
  Greeting Em,    I have experienced the same kind of issues. My advise is simple:   1) Is there a "choir chart" (some sort of "constitution"), meaning THE LAW of the choir? If not, the board should make one and have it voted by THE PEOPLE in a general assembly. 2) Since you are british y...
Comment: Re: Bad intonation
Greetings Robert,    I read with awe this sharp diagnostic of bad intonation causes, which I'm suffering with my choir.   My question is short: What woud be a good method/list of excercises to correct these problems vthrough a worlshop?  Thank you very much in advance Carlos  
Comment: Re: Major thirds
Greetings Guillaume,    Would you know where I could find/get this book?   Thank you! Carlos      
Comment: Re: Choral piece with bass solo
Purcell has tons of music for bass and choir. Look it up.   This, for exemple: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c5t24xSQbw    And there's much more
Comment: Re: reference for Handel's Dixit Dominus
This is the best version ever recorded.    Look up for the missing movements   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwB5D7T57M0  
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
Bach's Magnificat
Comment: Re: Major thirds
Marion,    What do you mean by this: "semitone is not visible on the page"??  Thank you !  
Comment: Re: Major thirds
Hi William,    I understand perfectly what you intended ti say, but, having majored in early music, I am very well acquainted with "perfect" thirds.  I would agree with Marion when she says that they "land a good deal lower that it should".    Thank you! Carlos  
Comment: Re: Major thirds
Marion,    Thank you very much for your complete explanation!   Curiously, I've already tried -not the lawnmower- but the "low-flying plane passing by" excercise, which is basically the same thing. Oddly enough, very few were capable of "sliding" the notes, the majority singing the "discrete...
Comment: Re: Major thirds
Yes, very interesting!   But how do you *make* your contraltos understand, or better yet, *realise* that their F# is low in the D major chord?  I SING the correct F# for them so they can hear it, and they continue to sing it flat. I make them attack the F# as a 4-3 ritard (sol-fa#) and they st...
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Bonjour Jean,    Merci beaucoup de m'avoir écrit ! J'ai essayé tout d'abord de trouver une version acceptable du H78 sur Youtube mais ce ne fut pas le cas. Connaisez-en vous une ?  Je tiens à vous remercier pour le "magnificat" lien que vous m'avez proposé (musicanet), dont je ne connaisa...
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Thank you L,    Indeed, the recording you propose is a very refined one, a sound unattainable for my choir.  I didn't mean exactly that I dont find this work appealing, what I really meant was that later on the piece there are long episodes of thick couterpoint that my senior choristers find ...
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Thank very much Joel!   I just listened to Charpentier's H73 in the exquisite version you recommended... it's a sublime piece more adapted for soloists that for a choir of middle-aged adults, with a large soprano section which would remain idle... nevertheless, I will bookmark the YouTube link p...
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Bonjour Vincent,    Merci pour votre commentaire,   En fait, j'ai déjà inclus dans mon programme ceux de Durante (Pergolessi) et Pachelbel... cependant, mes choristes trouvent le Pachelbel "dur et pas accrochant" :-S Je vais de suite chercher celui de Heinichen (comme la bière ??) Je cro...
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Thank you very much, Thomas,    I tried to listed to them all (I couldn't mocate one or two) and they are all wonderful ! My musical culture is boosted! :-)
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Thank you Jeannine!   I *just* listened to it and it is wondeful! What a good recommendation!  Thanks again!  
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Hi Brandon,    Thank you for your kind reply.   As a matter of fact, I did the same research I and bumped into the same long list of Magnificats, bet there were so many - and inknown - names! That's why I'm asking for help.  I know - and LOVE - J.C.Bach's Magnificat but iy has trumpets and ...
Comment: Re: Magnificats
Thank you Robert,    Indeed, I had heard that Pergolesi's Magnificat was Durante's but it is advertised as Pergolesi's :-)   As for Rutter's Magnificats, I know the big one, with full orchestra, a wonderful piece but completely out of my finantial reach. I will search for the other - and mor...
Forum message: Magnificats
Hello everybody,    I am rehearsing a program featuring only Magnificats, namely Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Selenka and Pergolesi.   My choir is mainly composed of senior-citizens who have a special hard time with poliphony and counterpoint. We have already started reading the first three but have...
Forum message: Learning CD with real singers - Puccini's Messa di Gloria
Greetings!   As many of you know, there exist out there some "learning aids" under the form of a "learning CD", where every chorist's part is sung by professional real-human-being singer. I've been looking everywhere but I don't seem to find Puccini's "Messa di Gloria" under this format. (I k...
Comment: Re: Men's Chorus Repertoire
I have only one word for you: MENDELSSOHN. Everything he wrote for men's choir is sublime.  Go to IMSLP page and search for it. Good luck!
Comment: Re: MUSIC FOR MALE CHOIRS
I have just uno word to say to you: MENDELSSOHN!!!!!
Comment: Re: Choral Ethics
Thank you Marie for your enlightning message.    It really touched me since I feel, one way or another, this subject addresses a little part inside everyone of us. I totally agree with your points but the following question popped up in my mind: Is vowing enough to make keeping one's promise? Do...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Hi Keith!   Thank you VERY MUCH for all these wonderful ideas! I will look onto them immediatelly! Best regards  
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
  Thank you !!!!!
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Merci Antonio,    Même si mon group est large, il n'y a pas d'excellents musiciens là-dedans. Ils sont tous des amateurs à la retraite qui participent dans une chorale pour se faire plaisir pendant ses années dorées et beaucoup croient que cela est automatique et qu'il ne faut pas fournir a...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Greetings Jura,    Thank you very much for your reply!   Your message is as kind as full of good ideas. I particulary like singing with children and having the choir reherase some kind of "pilot piece" which is both beatuful and didactic. I will give serious thought to your propositions.  ...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Bonjour David,    Merci beaucoup de votre réponse.   Votre proposition m'intéresse beaucoup et en effet, je trouve que nous pourrions trouver des moyennes pour une collaboration mutuelle. Je dirige aussi deux autres formations de bonne qualité et nous privilégions des productions avec ...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Greetings M Tropp!   I cannot tell you how excited I am about the WONDELFUL project you are developing and how glad I am that you wrote. I tell you this for several reasons: 1) I think you are right when you say that this kind of repertoire will work perfectly for my choir. 2) I'm discovering c...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Thank you Maggie,    I think my response to you is already in the responses I've already given higher up in this page.    On the contrary, I LOVE your idea of releasing pressure for both choir and public, using one or two short pieces to do that. I will think about it, I promise! Thanks ag...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Greetings M Spitko,    Thank you very much for your response. As you can see, I used your comment as my main argument to answer two previous responses.  As far as Vivaldi's Gloria and Mozar'ts Ave Verum (which are the perfect proposals) they are already done. I'm looking for exactly this ki...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Bonjour M. Duquette,    Je vous remercie pour votre accueil à ChoralNet. Je ne m'attendais pas de recevoir une réponse en français et je suis ravi de voir qu'en effet ce que vous attestez par rapport à cette communauté chorale est tout à fait vrai.    Si vous lisez ce que j'ai répond...
Comment: Re: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Thank you very much for your reply, William,    During concerts, as I pointed out, the choir doesn't sit & listen since we have so far interpreted Vivaldi's Gloria, Vivaldi's Beatus Vir, Schuberts's Messe in G and Mozart's Te Deum, all with a real chamber orchestra playing along. I have to a...
Forum message: From France, please need help with repertoire - adult choir
Greetings !   I just registered @ Choral Net, even if I reside in France. Thanks for the welcome ambiance.    I work as a choral conductor of 3 amateur choirs in southern France and I have to come up with THREE concert programs every year and I'm running out of ideas.    Having already f...