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Items by Paul Buckley

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Comment: Re: Responsorial Magnificat
Two possibilities:   Carl Schalk's "A Parish Magnificat" (Concordia). Here's a YouTube video:   David Clayton and Paul Jernberg have a simple chant version:   There it's sung with an antiphon from Hebrews ...
Forum message: Warm-up CDs/mp3s
Friends,   I'd like to put a CD of vocal warm-ups and exercises in the hands of all my church choir members. Any suggestions? Rehearsal Arts has one:   Have any of you used it? Prefer something else?   Paul Buckley
Forum message: First run at "Hallelujah" from "Messiah"
Friends,   I'm still a relative novice as a director and welcome your collective wisdom. My church choir sang "And the Glory" for Advent and Christmas. It was the most challenging piece I've put in front of them, and we had such success that I suggested we take up "Hallelujah" next. I've sung it...
Comment: Re: REAL Lenten Church Music, anyone?
A few pieces off the top of my head:   "Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake" (Farrant?); one of numerous editions available at   "Lord Jesus, Think on Me" (Richard Kenneth Fitzgerald, GIA), an SAB gem: http://resou...
Forum message: Real resurrection music?
Friends,   Another current thread asks about "real" Lenten music. I have a similar question about music for the resurrection.   Here's my problem: I find most of the Easter anthems I come across unconvincing. It's not that I don't believe that Jesus is risen; I do, emphatically. The bod...
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
It appears that the Bruckner "God So Loved the World" is still available as part of this set:   Paul
Comment: Re: Easy SATB Latin Sacred piece...
Victoria, "Jesu, dulcis memoria"   Various free editions available here:,_dulcis_memoria_(Tom%C3%A1s_Luis_de_Victoria)   A performance by the Cambridge Singers:    
Comment: Re: Looking for short lively piece by Brahms
Mr. Arterton,   I'm one of the let-it-stand-alone people. But given your choices -- and how wonderful that you can make this a free concert! -- I'd go with your original thought and put the collection at the end. A thought: For my ears, at least, a less lively piece might be less jarring, giv...
Comment: Re: Looking for short lively piece by Brahms
I envy you!   But I confess that I'm voting with Bill Weinert and David Schildkret: I'd end with the final movement of the Requiem and leave it at that. A lively follow-up -- or any follow-up -- while perhaps not on the order of a moustache on the Mona Lisa, or Shave and a Haircut, seems supe...
Comment: Re: Don't make me sing about Allah!
Context may not be everything, but it counts for a lot, no? Bach wasn't setting his own convictions to music with "Crucify Him!" On the other hand, supposing some composer did write a piece titled "Crucify Him!" as an expression of christophobia, then yes, I suspect this teen would have misgivings...
Comment: Re: Don't make me sing about Allah!
I'm so glad that our discussions in this forum encompass more than the nuts and bolts of quarter-notes and half-notes. Please allow me a little push back here:   Given some comments here, am I to conclude that the critics of this teen would never themselves object to singing any sentiment wha...
Comment: Re: Advent music for Lessons and Carols
Thanks for starting this thread, Jennifer. Here's one more for the list, a lovely new a cappella piece:   Zebulon Highben, "The Lord Shall Come and Not Be Slow" (Augsburg Fortress)   You can listen here:   Paul B.
Comment: Re: Korean Music for female choir
Megan, you might also be able to find something on YouTube and then track it down by e-mailing the post-er. I came up with this K-pop medley, for example (though it includes guys):
Comment: Re: Score Study question
Gina, this sounds like a great opportunity. If you've got time, please tell us more while it's fresh on your mind. How much time did you typically spend reading? Did you read together in rhythm? Out of those 150 hymns, were any real finds? Tell us what else you learned!   Paul Buckley
Comment: Re: Score Study question
Jennifer, when doing your Step 3, I've found it very helpful, while singing through one part, to play another on the piano. Mix and match: Sing soprano, play bass; sing tenor, play soprano; etc. I use solfege. Away from the piano, I like to sing the first phrase/line on soprano, switch to alto for...
Comment: Re: choral settings of the Lord's Prayer
Cynthia, I nominate the setting by Kedrov. Here's the music with English text:   And here's a performance in Church Slavonic:   I would point the English text a little differen...
Forum message: Margaret Hillis: "At Rehearsals"
Perusing the archives, I see that a number of people have wished they could get their hands on Margaret Hillis' booklet, "At Rehearsals," apparently now out of print. Well, here's a pdf copy provided by the Choral Society of Southern California:
Forum message: Rehearsing close harmony
Greetings, friends!   This is my first post, and the first thing I'd like to say is thank you to everyone who has contributed to these forums. I've already found a lot of help in them.    I direct a church choir of about 25 voices: five basses, four tenors, four altos, a dozen or so sop...