Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 11:30:22 -0500
From: jtute(a)watserv1.uwaterloo.ca (John Tute)
Subject: Final Summary: Winter Repertoire
Sorry. I left a few titles off the last posting. This is the
final summary. Thanks again. JT
Samuel Barber Twelfth Night
Hubert Bird The Hallowed Season
Dave Brubeck Four New England Songs Hinshaw.
Andrea Clearfield Nes Gadol Hayah Sham Hildegard
Publishing Andrea Clearfield
Winter Spirits unpublished
Craig Courtney I Miss you most at Christmastime
Edward Elgar The Snow (SSA)
John Gardiner Two Seasonal Songs
FJ Haydn The Seasons
Perry Jones In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Iris Levine Hiney Ma Tov
Morten Lauridsen Midwinter Songs
Alex Murray The Family of Things
Vincent Persichetti Winter Cantata (SSA)
Ian Riddell Circle Around
Robert Ross Images of Christmas
John Rutter When Icicles Hang
Peter Schickele "Winter" from The Twelve Months
George Shearing Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind
Randall Thomson Frostiana
RVW Serenade to Music
Lana Walter Noel! Noel!
John Tute, Tenor
Conductor, University of Waterloo Chorus
Artistic Director, Rainbow Chorus, Guelph
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I've made a compilation of the suggestions and ideas received; thank you very very much. This is also my first time doing a compilation so please excuse me if there are any confusions. Some I copied the whole e-mail but some just the name of the pieces.
I once programmed a concert called O SNOW and it included lots of various holiday music but centered around songs with the word snow. The title obviously came from Edward Elgar's "O Snow." We also sang "Water Under Snow is Weary."
Two Latvian CarolsFairly Simple, a cappella
Ziemas Svetki Winterfest
Balts sniedzins snieg A gentle snow
Winter Cantata Flute and Marimba Persichetti
-Quite esoteric, dissonant, but yet beautiful and effectivve.
Gentlest Fall of Snow
Of Crimson Ice
The Branch is Black
for general fun and silliness:
PDQ Bach's Good King Kong Looked Out, or It's Christmas and We're
Pagans(Treble Clef Music?)
Mozart Canon, with new words "The Weather Song"
Cold and Fugue Season (based on Bach fugue)
Black Snake Wind by Mary Goetze
Cloud Capped Towers by R. Vaughan Williams
49. Gesang der Geister Uber den Wassern by Schubert
Twilight Song by B. Ellingboe
LOVE SONGS IN THE ROUND by John Biggs (SSA & piano)
"A Long Winter's Night"
'Frozen Teardops Fall' published by Alliance Music Inc. (Houston, TX). (The piece was written for a girl's chorus and her poetry is very evocative of the deep winter. The sentiment behind the poem is redolent of the Christmas period but is very definitely secular. )
My question was....
My choir, a small women's choir around 20 voices, has
started looking for a theme for our coming winter concert
and would like suggestions. For this concert we would like
to do something not exactly Christmas, but rather something
wintery. Any suggestions would be very much apperciated.
Thanks once again.
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