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Items by Joseph Gregorio

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Comment: Re: Holy Night/ Silent Night
Hello,   If you're open to a fair amount of divisi (SSAATTBB) and to a more traditional arrangement that isn't pop or country (I was going for a different kind of "show-stopping"), I'd invite you to consider my arrangement of Silent Night, which I made for the San Francisco Bach Choir about 6 y...
Comment: Re: Anti Bullying music
Hi, Christine,   This is a wonderful theme for a concert.  Kudos!   Conceivably, any setting of the O vos omnes text could fit your theme -- since often the people silently passing by or standing around fail to stand up for the one being bullied.  Victoria has a beautiful setting; there's ...
Comment: Re: SUGGESTIONS FOR SA / SSA / SSAA WORKS FOR WEDDINGS, MEMORIALS, ETC.
Dear Lark,   I'd invite you to take a look at a few pieces of mine that you might find suitable:   A Dedication (SA & piano, with incidental divisi [SSA] in a few spots) published by ECS see/hear the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&path...
Comment: Re: Composition in Choir Rehearsals
Hi, Jody,   There are a number of paths you might take:   *Group improvisation, led either by you or by a student *Holding a reading session in which your choir reads compositions/arrangements (or excerpts thereof) done by students themselves *Comparing several settings of the same text -- Y...
Comment: Re: "Emotions associated with love" repertoire
Hello, Micaela,   You might take a look at my arrangement of French folksong Roulez jeunes gens roulez.  It's got a beefy piano part, body percussion and stomping for the singers, and is overall a lot of fun for singers of all ages.  You should take a look at the text, though, as it is highly ...
Comment: Re: Looking for lush, grand, accompanied piece SSAA for winter
Dear Kathleen,   You might take a look at my piece When Music Sounds for SSAA & piano.  I would definitely characterize the piano part as lush, and the text (by Walter de la Mare) will invite your singers to contemplate the meaning of music in our lives.  It was premiered (in its TTBB &a...
Announcement: New Advent/Christmas work -- SATB & harp -- Joseph Gregorio
Commissioned and premiered by the Bucknell University Rooke Chapel Choir (William Payn, dir.) for the 2013 Bucknell University Candlelight Christmas, Advent Reflections (SATB & harp) by Joseph Gregorio sets three forward-looking, hopeful, and inspiring Advent poems by Christine Schenk, CSJ. ...
Comment: Re: Looking for medium/easy SAB songs for concert
Hi, Alisa,   I invite you to take a look at my SAB & piano piece An Exhortation.  It was commissioned by the Gettysburg Children's Chorus in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.     The text, by Stephanie Gregoire, is a poem inspired by a quote from Abraham Linco...
Community Forum Post: Hooray for the Marketplace mention in the Choral Journal!
Hi, all --    Just thought I'd give a little shout-out here to Jack Senzig, whose herculean efforts on the Marketplace were mentioned in Tim Sharp's "From the Executive Director" in the most recent issue of the ACDA Choral Journal!  Congratulations and thanks, Jack!   This issue (August 20...
Comment: Re: Songs about travel
If your women's group is up for a challenge, I'd invite you to take a look at my composition based on a Spanish proverb: "Martes, ni te cases, ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes" ("On Tuesdays, don't get married, don't get on a ship, and don't leave your house!").  It was just performed at t...
Comment: Re: "Theme of the Absolute"?
I've always presumed that Mozart was exposed to this motif during his work on Fux-based species counterpoint. It shows up in counterpoint pedagogy quite a bit. Joseph Gregorio www.josephgregoriomusic.com www.aretemusicimprints.com
Comment: Re: Concert Closing Piece
Hi, Matt,   Congratulations on your group's achievement!  As you select your program I would be honored if you would look at / listen to the following two pieces, both of which are high-energy closers:   Martes, for SSAA a cappella, takes its text from a silly Spanish proverb that translates...
Comment: Re: lively songs
Dear Roland,   I'd like to suggest my own piece Love, thricewise, with texts by Witter Bynner, Emily Dickinson, and Sidney Lanier.  You can see and hear the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_66&product_id=78 and you can purchase it h...
Community Forum Post: A Strange Sweetness (Joseph Gregorio; poetry by Wilfred Owen)
My piece A Strange Sweetness sets the beautiful poem "Has your soul sipped" by English soldier-poet Wilfred Owen (1893-1918).   It is available to be perused, heard, and purchased here:   http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=52
Concert: Ensemble Companio: Celebrations & Meditations
The Payomet Concert Series presents   Ensemble Companio Joseph Gregorio, director   CELEBRATIONS & MEDITATIONS Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 7:30pm Wellfleet Congregational Church Wellfleet, MA $15 general admission / $10 P.C.S. subscribers / Free for all mothers and children in honor o...
Comment: Re: Latin American upbeat piece for SSAA chorus
Hi, Matt,   I invite you to take a look at my piece Martes, a setting of a Spanish proverb.  You can see/hear/purchase the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_67&product_id=60   Thanks for taking a look/listen! Happy hunting, Josep...
Concert: Ensemble Companio: Celebrations & Meditations
Ensemble Companio Joseph Gregorio, director   CELEBRATIONS & MEDITATIONS Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 7:30pm St. Mark's Episcopal Church New Canaan, CT $20 general admission / $10 seniors & students   Ensemble Companio's 2013-14 concert program, Celebrations & Meditations, fea...
Comment: Re: American composer repertoire
Hi, Megan,   I'd invite you to take a look at a couple pieces of mine: One is a recently commissioned/premiered piece for SAB called An Exhortation; you can see/purchase the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_71&product_id=87   Anoth...
Comment: Re: Tips on how to look for repertoire?
I'll add a caveat to Donald's answer: Reading sessions at conferences are hit-or-miss.  It really depends who's running/sponsoring them.  Sometimes you wind up with a packet full of dreck that the publishers have pushed because they think it will sell well.  Reading sessions can be valuable to se...
Comment: Re: Help me finish a set for Spring Concert!!
Hi, Jacob,   I might have the perfect piece for you: English, moderate tempo, hopeful text (Emily Dickinson), and predominantly two-part with an easy three-part split at the climax.  It's called A Dedication.  You can see the score and hear a recording here:   http://www.aretemusicimprints....
Comment: Re: Uptempo piece about love
Hi, Ruth,   I'd invite you to take a look at some relevant pieces of mine; you'll find full perusal scores and recordings posted here:   Wine Songs, either for SATB & piano or SATB & harp:  http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_66&product_i...
Concert: Ensemble Companio: Celebrations & Meditations
Music, Gettysburg! presents Ensemble Companio Joseph Gregorio, director   CELEBRATIONS & MEDITATIONS Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 7:30pm Chapel of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Gettysburg, PA Free admission   Ensemble Companio's 2013-14 concert program, Celebrations ...
Comment: Re: Advice in finding a new music director?
Hi, Jarrod,   As a conductor living in the Philly area who directs a group that got started in much the same way yours did (Ensemble Companio, starting in 2011), I read this post with particular interest.  A few things to think about:   Has PhilHarmonia filed for non-profit status, both with ...
Comment: Re: Latin opener for Advanced Men's Chorus
Hi, Trent,   While it isn't a fanfare, my Dona nobis pacem does achieve a very big sound.  You can see and hear the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_68&product_id=74   and it's available for purchase here: http://www.morningstarm...
Comment: Re: Repertoire for new concert!!
Hi, Mark --   Here are a couple of pieces that would fit with a water-themed segment of your program:   The Maid of Culmore (trad. Irish; published by Areté Music Imprints) -- see/hear/purchase the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id...
Comment: Re: SSA - SSAA themed music "Sing for Life"
Hi, Laurie --   Though it might be slightly easier than what you're looking for, I'd suggest having a look at A Dedication, a piece of mine published by ECS that's a setting of an Emily Dickinson poem that might fit your theme nicely.  You can see/hear the score here: http://www.aretemusicimp...
Comment: Re: Repertoire Suggestions for "Songs of Home" theme
Hi, Kate --    If you're open to folk music, and to programming something with a sadder twist on the idea of going home, take a look at my arrangement of the Irish folksong The Maid of Culmore.  You can see and hear the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/pro...
Comment: Re: Closer for Anniversary Concert
Hi, Karyn --   I might suggest my own piece A Dedication, with a simple and beautiful secular text by Emily Dickinson.  You can see and hear the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=79   It's published by ECS and available here: http:...
Comment: Re: Is your conductor a board member?
I am the current [and founding] director of Ensemble Companio and I have a voting seat on our board.  In collaboration with my officers, I craft the group's artistic vision.  I choose music and make artistic decisions by myself.  They handle logistics and finances.  But my input is integral to t...
Comment: Re: Men's Chorus Repertoire
Hi, Daniel --   I invite you to take a look at three of my works for men's chorus: Dona nobis pacem, Sudden Light, and When Music Sounds.  You can peruse them here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=61_68 You'll find full scores and recordings of D...
Comment: Re: MUSIC FOR MALE CHOIRS
Dear James,   I invite you to look at my two works for male chorus, Dona nobis pacem (traditional Latin text) and Sudden Light (text by Dante Gabriel Rossetti).  Both are published by ECS and can be perused at www.aretemusicimprints.com.  I have a third work, When Music Sounds, which sets...
Comment: Re: Songs of "Winter & Love"
Hello, Chris --   I'd like to offer my piece Sudden Light (TTBB), published by ECS.  It's a setting of a poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and was composed as a gift to my wife.  (It was premiered at my wedding.)   You can see/hear the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php...
Comment: Re: SSA or SA rep to start off with
Hi, Bruce --   You might take a look at my SA piece A Dedication, published by ECS.  You can peruse it here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_69&product_id=79 and purchase it here: http://www.morningstarmusic.com/viewitem.cfm/item_id/7538   ...
Comment: Re: Repertoire for American Folk music concert
Hi, Marti --   I know we spoke on the phone already, but just so I can go on the record: My SATB a cappella arrangement of Frog went a-courtin' (click here to see/hear/purchase) would work for the American side of things; for the international side, there's my SATB a cappella arrangement of I...
Comment: Re: Favorite SATB for younger high school choir
Hi, Melanie --   You might look at my arrangement of "Frog went a-courtin" for SATB a cappella.  You can see, hear, and purchase the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=58   All the best, Joseph Gregorio http://www.josephgregoriomus...
Comment: Re: Looking for foreign SATB pieces to take to ACDA conference
Hi, Christian --   Congratulations on your group's selection to ACDA!     I'd invite you to consider my SATB arrangement of the heart-rending Irish folksong "The Maid of Culmore."  You can see, hear, and purchase the score here: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php?route=product/prod...
Comment: Re: Science Related Choral Selections -- Request for additional ideas
Hi, Dan --   A few of my pieces come to mind that feature repetition, growth, and slow change.  Perhaps one will be suitable for you!   One is a 12-part (SATB x 3) canon, Look back on time with kindly eyes.  The piece slowly shifts from duple division of the beat to triple division.  You c...
Comment: Re: Women's Choir pieces about singing, songs, etc.
Hi, Jenn --    David Conte has a wonderful new piece called To Music for SSAA & piano that you might check out.  It's published by ECS.   Best, Joseph Gregorio www.josephgregoriomusic.com www.aretemusicimprints.com
Announcement: Announcing the launch of Areté Music Imprints | Choral Music of Joseph Gregorio | SATB, SSAA, SA, TTBB
Choral music of composer Joseph Gregorio is available at the recently-launched website of Areté Music Imprints (www.aretemusicimprints.com).  At Areté Music Imprints, conductors can see full perusal scores while listening to complete recordings and purchase either digitally licensed downloadabl...
Comment: Re: Choral program closer
Good morning, Judy --   I have a couple more ideas for you here, both of which are very high-energy and make excellent closers.  One is an arrangement I did of a French folk song called Roulez jeunes gens roulez, for SSAA, piano, and body percussion: http://www.aretemusicimprints.com/index.php...
Comment: Re: Advent music on theme of "Light"
Hi, Brian --   I'm joining the conversation a bit late here.  Sounds like a terrific program!  I'd invite you to consider my "O magnum mysterium," which was composed for a NYC group called Choral Chameleon and their winter concert, which was called "Summoning Light."  While the text is not ex...
Comment: Re: SATB, A cappella, German
If you're willing to tackle a little divisi, look at Rheinberger's gorgeous Abendlied in six parts.  The original is in F, but if you do it in Eb, mezzo-sopranos and baritones can sing the second and fifth lines respectively.     Joseph Gregorio www.josephgregoriomusic.com
Concert: Ensemble Companio: 'America Singing,' May 11, Madison, NJ
Ensemble Companio (Joseph Gregorio, director) is proud to announce its performance entitled America Singing at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, NJ this Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM.  America Singing features music by Valerie Naranjo (arr. Ethan Sperry), Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, R...
Comment: Re: RIP, John Howell
This is very sad news.  John was a wonderful member of ChoralNet and other online communities.  I'll certainly never forget how eager and willing he was to share his considerable knowledge on a vast array of topics, and I remain grateful for many answers he posted here and elsewhere.  The online ...
Concert: Ensemble Companio: 'America Singing,' April 13, New Canaan, CT
Ensemble Companio (Joseph Gregorio, director) is proud to announce its performance entitled America Singing at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, CT this Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM.   America Singing features music by Valerie Naranjo (arr. E...
Concert: Ensemble Companio: 'America Singing,' March 9, Brookline, MA
Ensemble Companio (Joseph Gregorio, director) is proud to announce its performance entitled America Singing at the United Parish in Brookline, MA on March 9th, 2013 at 4:00 PM.  America Singing features music by Valerie Naranjo (arr. Ethan Sperry), Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Randall Thompson, By...
Comment: Re: Searching
Dear Charles,   I'm happy to help you with my arrangement of The Maid of Culmore.  Send me a message, either via ChoralNet or to joseph@josephgregoriomusic.com, and I can help you with purchasing information.   Thanks for your interest in my music!   All the best, Joseph Gregori...
Comment: Re: music representing cities/regions
Hello, Jennifer --   If you're open to Appalachia, you might consider my setting of Frog went a-courtin (SATB, a cappella, about 4').  It will be premiered by Ensemble Companio this March.  If you'd like to hear a MIDI realization and see a perusal score, send me a message.   Thanks...
PDF Document: O magnum mysterium (Gregorio)
Comment: Re: Seeking up tempo piece about Love
Dear Bruce,   You might take a look at my piece, Love, thricewise, a set of three miniatures about...wait for it...love.  The outer movements are fast; the first has no divisi.  It's published in the NCCO Choral Music Series and can be viewed/heard/ordered here: http://www.ncco-usa.org/...