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Items by Guillaume St-Gelais

Results: 11
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Concert: "Voyage au coeur de l'impressionnisme" (The Heart of Impressionism)
Dal Segno Vocal Ensemble is proud to present, for the first time in Quebec City, swiss born Frank Martin's Mass for double chorus (a cappella) on May 10th 2014, 8 pm. While being a grandiose but yet very intimate work, it was written in the heart of the impressionistic period best represented by Cla...
Comment: Re: Two Debussy "Yver" questions
It is hard to do so and be perfectly sure of the pronunciation...   The major problem with puritan historic linguistic is that we don’t have modern pronunciation guides for ancient French, or they aren’t easily accessible on the web. It will be very hard to find a specialist of ancient Frenc...
Comment: Re: Two Debussy "Yver" questions
Hello Stephen,   You are absolutely right about the modern version. This is exactly how it should be pronounced.   The "eust" is an old ending of the verb at the third person singular. We still have, in French, the same graphic ending for the conjugation of the verb "have" for simple past (eus...
Comment: Re: Two Debussy "Yver" questions
I agree with you Philip... By the way,i f you have any further questions regarding French pronuncitation, feel free to ask... As a French Canadian, I could be of some help! :) By the way, I am also preparing the Trois chansons de Charles d'Orléans with my choir: never thought they'd be so difficul...
Comment: Re: Rutter "Requiem" organ stand alone edition
I think the orchestral reduction would work. A trained organist would do a quite interesting job with lots of color changes: I've heard it played quite often (once or twice by organist Melanie Barney), directly from the orchestral reduction, and it works really well. My friend Martin Dagenais, condu...
Comment: Re: 16th Century French Chansons
About performance practice?
Comment: Re: Choir Warm Up
Well, I am not aware of this exercise... However, my conducting teacher always said that a warm-up exercise had to have a purpose and that we should always be able to invent a new one, on the spot! They don't have to be always fun to do! Humming on a fifth is BORING but so useful to be connected wit...
Comment: Re: Beautiful but simple Renaissance Piece
With all respect, I wouldn't consider Sweelinck as a Renaissance composer... I would be more inclined to give him the title of "Early baroque composer". However, I don't know the work you are suggesting and can't seem to find it online: depends of the writing!   Same thing for Heinrich Schütz in...
Comment: Re: Choral Library Software Help
There is at least two ways for you to work:   1) You could use the software from Box.com or Dropbox.com and share the file/databased (and the folder) with specific persons. That means that there would still be only one file shared between users. The only problem with that solution is that the dat...
Comment: Re: GRADUATE CHORAL CONDUCTING RECITAL: Literature
Hello Mr. Estabrook,   Conducting recital at CSULA: then I must know your daughter! Or I must have at least seen her. I attended the summer choral event at CSULA last summer where they worked on French repertoire. I’m sure she would recognize me because I was, besides Dr Vallée, the only fran...
Comment: Re: Major thirds
Very interesting Mr Copper! An intersting complementary reading on choral tuning would be Choral Intonation by Per-Gunnar Alldahl...