Works at the Madison Convention by CCMC Members
Date: February 10, 2012
This might not be an exhaustive list but I wanted to share with you how pleased I am that so many works written by members of our community were presented at the Madison convention.
These works by members were performed at concerts I attended:
René Clausen’s How Can I Keep From Singing (Manuscript)
Ivo Antognini’s arrangement of I am the Rose of Sharon (Alliance AMP 0842)
Michael McGlynn’s arrangement of Christus Resurgens (www.anuna.ie)
Jaakko Mantyjarvi’s Psalm 150 in Kent Treble Bob Minor (Sulasol S473)
Jackson Berkley’s Ascendit Deus (SDG 96-104)
Abbie Betinis’ Be Like the Bird (www.abbiebetinis.com AB-062-69)
Joan Szymko’s O lux beatissima (Viriditas Music Press Vmp018)
Kurt Knecht’s Sero te amavi (Walton Music Publishers NMP141)
There were also many pieces by our composers available from various publishers, I picked up a bunch to peruse.
I tend to judge music by how it moves me emotionally and by my body’s physical response. The more tears I shed, the more goose bumps or cramps I get the more I like it. The Grammy’s are on Sunday but today I will award the CCMC informal unscientifically assessed Crampy award to the piece by one of our own that moved me the most.
And the winner is...
Joan Szymko for O lux beatissima performed by Aurora Luther College’s womens' ensemble lead by Sandra Peter.