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Easy chorus + orchestra work (15 - 20 minutes)

Hello everyone,
I'm searching for an easy choral work accompanied by an orchestra or ensemble.
Every year we organise a classical music night for a high school I'm working as a music teacher in the Netherlands.
We only have 5-6 rehearsals from 2 hours, so the piece I am searching can't be that big or difficult.
Last year we did the Messe Breve of Delibes, de Pavane of Faure
And in 2012 we did the Magnificat of Vivaldi and Abschiedslied from Brahms.
Both pieces (Messe Breve and Magnificat) are short, easy but have enough character of a bigger classical work.
Can somebody help me with a pieces compared to the Messe Breve and the Magnificat?
Replies (12): Threaded | Chronological
on June 20, 2014 9:16am
 
ALBRECHTSBERGER, JOHANN GEORG (1736-1809) - Beethoven’s theory teacher
Te Deum in D - SATB, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, cello, bass; several movements (Hinshaw HMB-216); time 10:06
 
HASSE, JOHANN ADOLF (1699-1783) - Dresden opera composer, Venice Ospedali
Laudate Coeli Dominum - SATB, baritone solo, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass; several movements (Hinshaw HMB-196); time 11:00
 
PUCCINI, GIACOMO (1712-1781) - greatgreatgrandfather of the famous opera composer
Magnificat - SATB, soli, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass; several movements (Hinshaw HMB-189); time 10:06
 
Credo in G - SATB, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass (several movements) (Hinshaw HMB225); time 10:00
 
 
on June 22, 2014 1:15pm
Hello Martin, 

 

Thank you for your reply. I think you mentioned some useable pieces! 

I saw Puccini Magnificat gots midi rehearsal files on the internet... that's very usefull too.. 

 

 

I only can't fiend any recordings of Albrechtsberger and both of the Puccini pieces.

Do you have it maybe? 

 

Greatings Kirsten

 

on June 22, 2014 1:31pm
Hello Martin,
 
Thank you for your reply. I think you mentioned some useable pieces!
I saw some Puccini Magnificat midi rehearsal files on the Internet... that's very useful too.
I only can't fiend any recordings of Albrechtsberger and both of the Puccini pieces.
Do you have it maybe?
 
Greetings Kirsten

 

on June 23, 2014 3:23pm
Kirsten,
 
If you can share your email address with me, I may be able to send you recordings of the Hasse and the Puccini pieces. I don't believe I have a recording of the Albrechtsberger Te Deum.
 
Martin
on June 20, 2014 10:38am
Hi Kirsten,
 
Have you considered Schubert's Mass in G? In our choir's early years we found it to be enjoyable and accessible.
 
It is one of his early works.  It is quite tuneful and features a soprano, tenor and Baritone soloists. It is roughly the same level of difficulty as the Vivaldi ... perhaps a touch easier.
 
Available I believe with orchestra.  The choral score is G. Schirmer  ed. 2170
 
Quite accessible ... 
 
Best of luck!
 
Doug Dunsmore
on June 22, 2014 1:23pm
Hello Doug, 
 
Yes I've considered, but I think Schubert is more difficult as Vivaldi because of the dynamics and long melody lines the music from this period needs...
The kids I teach never sing classical music only once a year in the choir... I think it's to difficult to teach them this kind of dynamic way of singing.. I think Barok pieces will be more easier... 
 
But thanks anyway! 

Greetings Kirsten
    
on June 21, 2014 6:03am
Kirsten: I have just completed a Missa Brevis that is about 20 minutes. Send me your email if you are interested.
Jerome Malek
jeromemalek(a)sbcglobal.net
on June 22, 2014 1:27pm
Hello Jerome, 
 
I'm sorry, but I'm looking for a traditional classical piece of music... 
 
Thanks anyway, 
 
Greetings Kirsten
on June 21, 2014 8:35am
Hi Kirsten:
 
You may consider my own "A Day of Sunshine" for Chorus and Orchestra.  It is a setting of three poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and lasts about 15 minutes.  The piece won the 2010 Longfellow Chorus's International Canata Composition Competition and was a finalist in the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestras Young Composer Competition last year.  You can hear a recording here and I'd be happy to send you a PDF for the full score and/or vocal score for you to take a look at if you so request.
 
-Keane Southard
keane.southard(a)hotmail.com
keanesouthard.instantencore.com
 
on June 22, 2014 1:27pm
Hello Keane, 
 
I'm sorry, but I'm looking for a traditional classical piece of music... 
 
Thanks anyway, 
 
Greetings Kirsten
on June 23, 2014 2:31am
I suggst a double bill of two short workds by Buxtehude: Jesu Meine Freude and In dulci Jubilo.  String parts are quite readily playable by younger players AND if you have a strong player on Violin I, that player can improvise a few embelishments.  Choral parts very doable no matter how large the choir.
on June 24, 2014 11:45am
How about the Brahms Schicksalsleid? (I probably didn't spell that correctly).
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