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Items by Christina Murray

Results: 17
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Forum message: Finnish Help
Hello choral friends,   If there is anyone out there fluent in Finnish, I could use some help with a translation of a Kostiainen piece - "Kiurun Tie".  No translation was provided in the published score and google translate is only so helpful.  I can tell it's about a skylark that flies and...
Comment: Re: women's choir Finnish piece
Hi Susan - I'd stronly recommend "Satakieli" by Pekka Kostiainen.  It's about a nightingale and is GORGEOUS.  Challenging but not unatainable.  I can lend you the scores if you're interested (and send you an mp3 from a concert).  It's published by Sulasol and has also been recorded by Philomel...
Forum message: Finnish choral scores
Dear colleagues,   Since last year, I have been searching for the scores to two Finnish choral pieces that I heard on an album by the women's choir Philomela.  I have tried contacting Marjukka Riihimäki (the conductor), have tried to find contact information for the composer, have tried ...
Community: Association of Canadian Choral Communities
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Community: Women's Choirs
For conductors and other choral practitioners whose focus is women's choirs.    An excellent place to discuss: - repertoire - organizational issues, concepts, and questions - recruitment ideas - best practices
Featured photo: Camerata XARA Young Women's Choir singing Walker's "Now I Become Myself"
Camerata XARA Young Women's Choir singing Walker's "Now I Become Myself"
Forum message: Finnish translations for women's choir rep by Kahara
 Hi Choral Colleagues,   I am considering use of two Finnish pieces for women's choir by Anna-Mari Kahara late next season but would like to know the meaning of the text before I go to the expense (and long wait) of ordering them.  All I know right now is the translation of the titles. Does anyon...
Comment: Re: Tormis translation?
 Thanks, all for your assistance.  I'm pleased about the translation, Marian!  I think it will work well in the spot I want to use it. Christina
Forum message: Tormis translation?
Does anyone have a translation for Suomalais-ugrilaisia maisemia: Vepsän poluilla   ( Finno-Ugric Landscapes:  On Vepsian Pathways).  I'm only looking for the English meaning of this one song in the cycle.  I found it on a Tapiola Children's Choir recording ("Joy!") and am interested to use it ...
Choir: Camerata Xara Young Women's Choir (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Camerata Xara Young Women’s Choir was formed by conductor Christina Murray in February 2008 as a second choir and youth initiative of the Halifax Camerata Singers. Designed to provide a professional environment for 24 emerging singers and to push artistic boundaries, Xara’s focus is primarily o...
Forum message: Hungarian help?
Hello Choralnet colleauges,   I conduct a young women's ensemble in eastern Canada and have programmed Magos a rutafa by Bárdos (a set of three small pieces) for a concert this March.  In the edition I received no English translation was included and all the editorial markings are in Hungarian....
Comment: Re: SATB/Children's Choir Selection
Her Sacred Spirit Soars by Whitacre is for double SSATB choir - I've done it with treble choir on the two Sop 1 parts and an SATB choir split in half to cover the rest of the parts - it worked really well and fit nicely with a program that also included the Biebl Ave Maria.  It's a wonderful big si...
Comment: Re: Diary of Ann Frank
 Does this piece exist with piano reduction?  If so, is it playable and does it "work" for performance?
Comment: Re: Minimalist works?
 If you've got a good women's section and would like to feature them, there is a gorgeous work by Norwegian composer Pelle Gudmundson-Holmgreen called "Statements" - you can download it from iTunes to take a listen.  It's on the album Baltic Voices 3 by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir &...
Comment: Re: Songs using the voice in unusual ways
 Miniwanka by R. Murray Schafer is about the stages of water - uses graphic scoring mixed with traditional notation and all kinds of wonderful sounds.  It's not terribly difficult as Schafer goes and would introduce your students to one of the "greats" in this style.  Lots of youth choirs and chi...
Forum message: Tree/Growth theme (Upper Voice Advanced Rep)
Hi all,   I'm developing a program called "Tree of Life" and have a good rep list emerging but I still have some gaps.  The theme is not only to be taken literally but as a metaphor for growth. I'm hoping my colleagues may know of some hidden gems.  Pieces should be suitable for young women (age ...
Forum message: SSAA rep WITHOUT text
Hello all,   I'm in the midst of programming a concert that requires at least one piece without words.  I need one that evokes fear and sadness, and one that evokes celebration, reverence, joy.  My choir can sing up to SSSSAAAA (eight parts women) but I'm certainly open to much less complicated r...