re: Let's Make Our Community Better
Date: March 16, 2011
Further to Marie's e-mail message of March 14, I would like to call attention to a modest effort at community-building, namely my Web site devoted to the Italian madrigal:
I set up the site about a year ago, partly out of dissatisfaction with the repertoire available in print and on the Web, and partly because a large number of my own transcriptions were not being put to use my anybody except myself and my a cappella vocal group Amici Musicali.
I realize that the range of interest covered by the rubric "Chamber Choir/Vocal Ensemble" is vast, and that the Italian madrigal is not everyone's cup of tea (or cappuccino), but those interested in this little-explored repertoire may find the site to be a useful resource. Also, on the "About This Site" page, I have a number of personal observations, which probably apply to small vocal ensembles in general, regarding the challenges and rewards of starting up and sustaining a madrigal group.
New York, NY
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