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Items by Adrienne Albert

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Announcement: New SATB Christmas Carol Arrangement of The Cherry Tree Carol
Hi All,   As we are about to go into the summer season, I thought it a good time to post my SATB arrangement with piano accompaniment of "The Cherry Tree Carol", a lovely English carol that has been masterfully recorded by Matthew Curtis of ChoralTracks.  The first group who would like to perfor...
Community Forum Post: New SATB Christmas Carol Arrangement of The Cherry Tree Carol
Hi All,   Not sure where to post this, but forgive me if this is posted in more than one place.  I have a new arrangement of the lovely Christmas carol, "The Cherry Tree Carol" that was beautifully recorded by Matthew Curtis of ChoralTracks.  It can be found here on the ChoralNet (mp3 recording...
PDF Document: The Cherry Tree Carol
Comment: Re: Songs of "Winter & Love"
Hi Christopher:   I Love your concept of "Winter & Love".   Please consider my a capella piece for SATB "Night" with words by William Blake.  I would Love to hear it with a male choir! "Night" was chosen by Schola Cantorum to be part of their Project: Encore works.   http://www.adrien...
Comment: Re: Repertoire for World Hunger concert
Hi Jim,   This sounds like a fabulous concert.  Please consider my "A Choral Quilt of Hope" set to an adaptation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Susan Suntree.  The entire piece has not yet been premiered and would probably be too long for your concert (14 minutes).  However, t...
Comment: Re: Unusual Christmas arrangements
Dear Phyllis, Sorry to be so late to this party.  I have two Christmas carols to suggest "The Cherry Tree Carol", a beautiful English carol for SATB and piano that is looking for a Premiere   and a charming original Carol with lyrics by Joan Ross Sorkin titled "Upside Down Wish List" for SATB ...
Comment: Re: GuestBlog on Stravinsky's Mass
Hello all:   As a former singer (now composer) and one who sang the alto solo on Stravinsky's Mass with the Maestro conducting, I am gratified to read about the scholarly work that is being done on this magnificent work.  At the time of this performance and recording, I was a student at UCLA whe...
Comment: Re: Looking to commission a piece by a female composer
Hi Karyn,   I hope I'm not to late to jump in here! I would appreciate your listening to some of my choral works, all of which have been commissioned by various choirs over the years. I love working with choirs and speaking to audiences.   And since I am a former singer, I love to write fo...
Comment: Re: Very good but very challenging music.
coming to this late, but you might look at my   MEDITATION - SSAATTBB performed by The Gregg Smith Singers, The Wagner Chorale and most recently the Princeton University Choir   Challenging and the choirs seem to love it.   http://adriennealbert.com/works_choral.html#meditation ...
Community Forum Post: New Setting of Magnificat
Dear friends and colleagues,   I am so pleased to have a wonderful live recording of my setting of "Magnficat" commissioned by St. Bedes Epsicopal Church and performed here by the choir of The Church of Our Savior, Epsicopal Parish with the wonderful Philip Smith, Minister of Music.  I just ...
Community Forum Post: Magnificat New Setting
Hello all, I'm so pleased to have a beautiful performance of my "Magnificat" by The Church of our Savior, Episcopal Parish choir conducted by Philip Smith, Minister of Music.  Please give a listen and I hope to hear from you.   http://adriennealbert.com/works_choral.html#magnificat
PDF Document: Magnificat
PDF Document: Night
Comment: Re: Learning from Steve Jobs
So True!   In fact, there is not a word of his Stanford speech that does not resonate in thinking about how to live our lives.  I very much look forward to reading Walter Isaacson's biography.   http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/10/steve-jobs-steve-jobs-and-me/
Announcement: "The Cherry Tree Carol" for SATB and Piano by Adrienne Albert
I hope it is not too late to post for the Christmas season!  Hopefully, this Carol will find it's premiere this Season or next!   A lovely, haunting melody, my setting of "The Cherry Tree Carol" is for SATB and piano. A wonderful song for the Christmas Season, this version is not difficult a...
Comment: Re: Focusing on Peace
Dear Philip,   Here in Los Angeles, the organization of Interfaith Leaders, One Light, also had a program on 9.10 based on the theme of Peace.  Titled One Light, One Peace, One World, the event took place on the steps of LA City Hall at sunset.  Speakers included those from the Muslim, Jewi...
Concert: "A Choral Quilt of Hope" by Adrienne Albert to be performed tomorrow in Remembrance of 9.11
I am very proud to announce that  "A Choral Quilt of Hope: Preamble"  for SATB and Organ, my setting of Susan Suntree's adaptation of The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights,  will be performed by a choir of 100 Interfaith voices directed by Philip Smith, curator of the Walt Disney Conce...
Concert: "A Choral Quilt of Hope" by Adrienne Albert to be performed in Remembrance of 9.11
Dear friends and colleagues, I am very proud to announce that  "A Choral Quilt of Hope: Preamble"  for SATB and Organ, my setting of Susan Suntree's adaptation of The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights,  will be performed by a choir of 100 Interfaith voices on Saturday evening, Septemb...
Comment: Re: September 11th, firefighters
You might consider my "A Choral Quilt of Hope: Preamble" based on Susan Sutree's adaptation of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.  It is being used for several 9/11 commemorative events.  Fairly easy SATB with piano accompaniment.    For more information, please visit: http:...
Comment: Re: MIDI demos of new choral works: any use to conductors?
David,   Wonderful topic, and questions.   As a composer of some choral works that have had performances but no recordings, I too wonder the value of putting a MIDI version of a portion of the score up on my website.  It seems that there are a variety of opinions here.  However, that v...
Comment: Re: Fanfare for the Common Man
Hi Todd,   Please take a look at my Fanfare for 13 Brass. 3:30.   I could pare down the trombones if you are interested and there aren't two more "bones" around.   http://adriennealbert.com/scores-fanfare-13-brass.html   Thanks for listening!   All best, Adrienne Albert
Comment: Re: September 11, tenth anniversary music
Hi Phil,   My choral piece, Et In Terra Pax, was commissioned by The Gregg Smith Singers and is for SATB a cappella.  I took the Latin text and interspersed English words of Peace on Earth, and For the Children etc.  Although it is not yet up on my website, I would be happy to send you a pe...
Community Forum Post: Another New Idea
Dear Jack, Julia, et al,   Jack's recent email with his final sentence mentioning Social Networking got me to thinking.   Facebook is alive and well and a great place for developing ideas and projects.  One such project that has had two very successful concerts grow from Facebook is led...
Comment: Re: Commissioning a piece
The Meetthecomposer.org site is a very good beginning.  Depending on where you live, there are Subito grants available for composers in various areas across the country.  The American Composers Forum has numerous grant proposals that come up regularly.  Also, you might consider raising funds fr...
Comment: Re: "mourning" repertoire
Hello Jacob,   Sorry to be late in responding.  I have a work titled "Meditation" that I wrote in memory of a dear friend who was a choral singer with the Gregg Smith Singers and a wonderful teacher.  Curiously, the first time I posted a message about this work on ChoralNet, it was discover...
Comment: Re: Texts that create a strong sense of place
Happy New Year, Barbara!   Having received an NEA grant  to compose a symphony for a community orchestra and choir in the Kenai Penninsula in Alaska, I composed the last movement for choir and orchestra which I call "A Place Called Home".  It is a reflection of the amazing people who migrat...
Concert: Concert: A Choral Quilt of Hope: United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
Hello friends and colleagues: Please join me to hear 300 high school students from the Pasadena Schools sing my setting of Susan Suntree's adaptation of the Preamble to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.  The Preamble, "A Choral Quilt of Hope" will be performed this coming Friday ev...
Comment: Re: Orch+Choir Closers...
Dear Christopher,   I was awarded an NEA grant in 2006 to compose a work for choir and orchestra in Alaska.  The last movement of  "An Alaskan Symphony" is titled "A Place Called Home" and is written for community choir and orchestra.  The theme is about unity, hope, peace and community. ...
Comment: Re: A concert of music with texts by William Blake or similarly mystical
Dear Andrew,   I invite you to visit my website and listen to my setting of William Blake's poem, "Night" which was just accepted by the Schola Cantorum ProjectEncore website for those looking for new works for choir.  "Night" was premiered by the Gregg Smith Singers and more recently was pe...
Comment: Re: Choral pieces on "Neighbours" theme
I have a choral piece titled "A Place Called Home" with lyrics I wrote myself for my "An Alaskan Symphony" through a commissioning grant from the NEA and ACF.  The piece is about friends and neighbors living peacefully together.  The setting was originally for orchestra and choir, but I also have ...
Comment: Re: works composed to celebrate a birth, a marriage
"Let Love Not Fail" is a song I composed for the wedding of Jeannine Wagner and Ivan Gallardo with the text by the groom.  It most definitely was written specifically for their wedding and performed during the service.  Subsequently, it has had numerous performances. Originally scored for voice, v...
Comment: Re: Settings of quality poetry
Dear Patricia,   Speaking of William Blake, I have set his poem, "Night" for SSATTB unaccompanied.  It has been performed by The Gregg Smith Singers and The Wagner Ensemble.  Please visit my website for more information.   http://adriennealbert.com/works_choral.html#night   All best, Adrienne
Comment: Re: women with sax
Susan,   Having written a number of works for saxophone(s) as well as choral works, this might inspire me to combine the two!  Your Mission Statement is certainly inspiring.   All best, Adrienne
Comment: Re: Diary of Ann Frank
I second Tom Carter's  recommendation of "Yours, Anne" by the wonderful composer, Michael Cohen and libretto by Enid Futterman.  It has been performed numerous times across the country and there is some beautiful music to be sung.  For more information, you might contact Michael Cohen directly at...
Comment: Re: Black is the Color - Favorite arrangement?
 Dan, I seem to remember an absolutely gorgeous arrangement by Roger Wagner.  You might contact Jeannine Wagner for more information.   all best, Adrienne Albert www.adriennealbert.com
Comment: Re: music written in memory of someone the composer knew personally
 Dear Robert,   This is a beautiful and sensitive subject.   You might take a look/listen to my work, "Meditation" which I composed upon the death of my dear friend, Carole Babich Keiser, a former Gregg Smith Singer.  It was performed at her memorial service and has subsequently been performed b...
Comment: Re: skyliner arr.?
 Hello Thomas,   You might Goggle Ian Freebairn-Smith, a wonderful jazz vocal and choral arranger and composer.  He may have some thoughts on how to find Skyliner.  Another possibility is Don Shelton, a former HiLo!  And try Perry Botkin too.   Good luck in your search.   Best wishes, Adrienn...
Comment: Re: Repertoire Suggestions for Neighbors, Community, Immigrants
 Hi Jennifer,   I have a work titled "A Place Called Home" for SSATB and piano which was composed through an NEA grant for Continental Harmony project in Alaska in 2007.  The premiere was with choir and orchestra in the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage in the summer of '07.  I also wrote the t...