Wanted: Composers to Share Knowledge on CCMC Blog
Date: November 11, 2013
I would like some help creating a new feature for our community. The germ of an idea is to have composers make short YouTube videos about one small phrase or idea in pieces that they have posted to the Showcase. I don't want these to take you long to make, maybe an hour.
An example might be David Avshalomov putting up a short video showing m15-22 of his "I Bend The Knee of My Heart" ( http://www.choralnet.org/306016#ibendthe ) with a voice over talking about how he set the words "quake" and "tremble."
Ray Brasswell could talk about what musical elements he used to make his Celtic Prayer ( http://choralnet.org/306016#acelticprayer7358 ) have a Celtic feel.
Brad Burrill could show us how he depicted the Sea Nymphs in his "Full Fathom Five." ( http://www.choralnet.org/306016#fullfathomfive )
I feel our community needs more interaction to continue to be successful and valuable to composer's lives. Since I started doing the Composition Spotlight Articles I have not had time to write the composer of the Month Articles. Our blog is just sitting their and could be put to good use. This would be an opportunity for many of you to share in the joy of teaching others about composition and who doesn't like sharing their intimate relationship with their own works with an interested and motivated audience? I may compile several of these together for a ChoralBlog article and I think they actually could be used by directors when teaching our works to their choirs.
Feel free to suggest changes or expansions to this idea
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