|Comment: Re: GUEST BLOG: "The Mozart Side-Effect'" by Christopher Härtel|
November 11, 2014
|Amen! I have long objected to the way music educators "sell the sizzle instead of the steak." In response I've been told, "Well, of course we understand the intrinsic value of music, but that's not how we'll reach the people who hold the purse strings." Why not?
|Comment: Re: sacred music in a public school setting|
October 7, 2013
|Here's a sad late-breaking news story on this very matter:
|Comment: Re: One Hit Wonders--"classical"|
May 18, 2013
Gregorio Allegri's "Miserere"
Antonio Lotti's "Crucifixus"
Solos and Duets:
Leo Delibes's "Flower Duet," from Lakme
Ruggero Leoncavallo's "Vesti la giubba," from Pagliacci
Engelbert Humperdinck's "Evening Prayer," from Hansel and Gretel
Giulio Caccini's "Amarilli, mia bella"
|Comment: Re: Choral chestnuts|
May 15, 2013
|"E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come," by Paul Manz.
|Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.|
November 5, 2012
Your mention of "Kommt, ihr Töchter" brings to mind Leonard Bernstein's comments: "Suddenly the chorus breaks into two antiphonal choruses. 'See him!' cries the first one. 'Whom?' asks the second. And the first answers: 'The Bridegroom see. See Him!' 'How?' 'So like a Lamb.' And then over and ag...|
|Comment: Re: Choral Caffeine: A Wake-up Call|
April 18, 2012
Worth remembering, and repeating.
This reminds me of the following well-known address:
|Comment: Re: Lotti Crucifixus a 8|
April 5, 2012
Pardon my ignorance, but didn't Lotti use bar lines? He lived during the Baroque era after all, not the Renaissance. Or am I missing some musical or pedagogical reason you have for eliminating the bar lines?
|Comment: Re: Gay Composers|
January 20, 2012
Thank you for gently and respectfully expressing what I had been wishing I could put into words.
I believe in celebrating music. I believe in celebrating people (all of them). I don't believe in celebrating homosexuality.
That doesn't make me a homophobe, a bigot, a "h...|
|Comment: Re: Choral Albums you cannot live without|
January 13, 2012
I second the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil led by Sveshnikov, which, happily, is available from iTunes.
A few others:
Grechaninov, Passion Week
Phoenix Bach Choir, Kansas City Chorale/Charles Bruffy
[a totally different approach to Russian music than the Sveshnikov]
|Comment: Re: Adele's voice problems|
November 21, 2011
Wayne, thanks for posting this. It supports what Marilyn Parry said above on November 5. My own earlier post, unfortunately, belonged to the category of making ill-founded assumptions and speaking without any actual knowledge of the facts. I will take to heart the message of "take care of your voi...|
|Comment: Re: Banning Sinful Lifestyles from the workplace|
November 10, 2011
"There is another side, of course."
But you don't present it. A religious institution ought to be able to establish policies in accordance with its beliefs.
|Comment: Re: Adele's voice problems|
October 31, 2011
There are lots of "teachable moments" to be found among popular vocalists. In addition to Adele, John Mayer is currently on vocal rest for a granuloma, which, like Adele's problems, may or may not have resulted from improper technique. Jennifer Hudson was not too long into her tour supporting her ...|
|Comment: Re: Favorite benedictions|
October 13, 2011
"God Shall Bless and Keep You," by Kenneth Kosche. Northwestern Publishing House OL-286081.
|Comment: Re: Classical rep for 2 or 3-part treble|
August 25, 2011
Look at the Choral Music Experience (CME) series (actually several series), edited by Doreen Rao and published by Boosey & Hawkes. Hal Leonard distributes it in the US.
The CME Repertoire: Opera Workshop series, for example, has the Papageno-Papagena Duet, from The Magic Flute, for SS a...|
|Comment: Re: Holiday-themed mixed repertoire using varied placement of singers|
May 19, 2011
How about the old chestnut "While by My Sheep"?
|Comment: Re: An Open Letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education|
May 17, 2011
Here's hoping the Secretary pays heed to this letter.
Without wishing to criticize, I would like to ask a question in all sincerity. Isn't it possible to promote music and arts education on their own merits, as disciplines that educate the heart as well as the mind, that help to gr...|
|Comment: Re: Singing the Song of Songs?|
May 2, 2011
"Dodi Li," arranged by Doreen Rao. Boosey & Hawkes/Hal Leonard #48020738.