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Items by Dawn Grib

Results: 8
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Comment: Re: Most challenging song(s) for you personally that you were proud of yourself for learning and performing well!
I remember from university days that the Chichester Psalms were a real bear.  Ligeti's Nokwik (sp.?  I can't seem to find it anywhere now) and Hambreaus' Motet for the Archangel Michael were difficult but wonderful and enjoyable challenges.
Comment: Re: Sunday Inspiration: Miserere Nostri
<3 Tallis  :)  Mind-blowing beauty; mind-blowing technical complexity.... "Tallis’s setting [of Miserere Nostri] is a canon six in two;  six voices are used to create a simultaneous or double canon. The first is a canon at the unison, between the two highest voices. Superius 1 is the a...
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
Tallis' Spem in alium changed my life.  It's my absolute favorite.
Comment: Re: Need for Beat Patterns?
Classical conducting patterns apply most comfortably to certain styles and periods of music, not to all music.     I use the patterns when they suit the music, but at times my amateur choir follows better if I just keep the beat for them with my baton and use the other hand for cut-offs, ex...
Comment: Re: You know you're a choir nerd when...
Oh, my.  That would be...the most perfect surprise party...EVER!!!
Comment: Re: A reality show we can believe in
BBC America is available via satellite.  We get it through DirecTV. 
Comment: Re: Celebrating Creativity Wherever We Find It
LOL!   Creativity win!
Comment: Re: 24 part Canon, Renaissance choral
Josquin des Prez (Flemish, not Italian) wrote a 24-part canon, 'Qui habitat'.