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Conference Morsel: Not-So-Major Works

(An excerpt from the interest session “Not-So-'Major' Works: Alternative, International Offerings from Outside the Canon,” presented by Trey Davis during the 2014 ACDA North Central Division Conference)
 
Requiem - Jean Richafort (c. 1480-c. 1550)
"Introitus" (1st Section)
- Composed in c. 1521 (the death of Josquin des Prez), 40 Minutes
- SATTBB, unaccompanied 
Das Chorwerk, Vol. 124, ed. Albert Seay; Edition by T. Davis (forthcoming)
- A canon serves as a structural unification, borrowed from Josquin
- Cantus Firmus, Paraphrase of Josquin, Paraphrase of Sarum plainchant, Cyclic - tail motives
- 3 pairs of voices, low tessitura, cross-relations
- Accessible for Advanced High School, with a predominance of low voices (excerpts) and Beyond

Misa Criolla - Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010)
"Santo"
- Composed in 1964, 20 Minutes
- Mixed Chorus (occasional divisi) and Tenor, guitar, string bass,
native percussion, and piano
- Alfred - 00-LG51362 - Parts for Rental
- Accessible for Advanced High School and Beyond
- Argentinian Folk Rhythms, Spanish Text
- "carnaval cochabambino"

the little match girl passion - David Lang (b. 1957)
#14 "In the dawn of morning"
- Composed in 2007, Pulitzer Prize in 2008, 35 Minutes
- SATB Chorus and SATB Soloists, each playing percussion
- Version for small chorus - rental from G. Schirmer
- See davidlangmusic.com for full perusal scores
- Accessible for Advanced High School (excerpts) and Beyond
- Text adapted by Lang from Hans Christian Andersen, Picander, and Saint Matthew
- Consider lecturing before the concert, presenting the Bach movements that inspired the work
- See Trey Davis (dissertation) - "No one imagined...": ennobled suffering in David Lang's the little match girl passion