This week on GBW and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet Host Stan Schmidt brings you an hour of music by three great composers who are well established to your ears. Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz and Franz Schubert. The Music of Franz Liszt will wet your taste is the Motet “The Lord Preserves the Soul of His Saints” and […]
Music that is timely has its place. It can sit in the background and offer atmosphere for nostalgic feelings, even inspiring a spirit of romance at the right occasions.
Great music, or “classical” music cannot sit in the background. Its richness calls for our full attention.
ChorTeach is ACDA’s quarterly publication for choral conductors and teachers at all levels. It is published online, and each issue contains four practical articles. If you are not already a member of ACDA, you can join as an Associate for $45 per year and receive access to ChorTeach and the Choral Journal online. Last year I created an annotated ChorTeach index (found […]
Do you need more rehearsal time? Who doesn’t? I can’t give you more minutes with your students but I can offer some tips to gain rehearsal time. Here are: 10 Tips for GainingRehearsal Time
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau I’ve written about the “Creative Class” here on ChoralNet a few times and have said, more than once, I […]
It has been almost 50 years since the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King. Host Stan Schmidt brings a strong reminder through music and word to ACDA Radio and ChoralNet to help us all recall the greatness of this American minister and what he did to establish the truths he promoted in his, “I Have […]
Breathing allows you to take in the oxygen and expel carbon-dioxide waste. But when you exhale, you also breathe out a lot of water. Humans exhale up to 0.59 fluid ounces of water per hour and about four times that amount during exercise.
The following article was submitted by Lon Beery._________________________ Many choral arrangers and composers also serve as choral directors, especially those who write for the educational music publishing market. This is advantageous, as those who write for our students are often those who know first-hand the specific abilities and interests of students at various age levels. […]
Do you have a Choir Midterm? If you don’t, there’s no need to worry! It’s not too late and we have you covered. This choir midterm will not take up any class time, won’t burden your students in any way, and it will be a clear assessment of how well they are performing in class. Here is: YOUR […]
#41: Friday, January 18, 2019
“Deep Peace, Healing Light” by Leonard Enns
Text inspired by Gaelic traditions
SSA, a cappella
This lovely selection by composer Leonard Enns, “Deep Peace, Healing Light,” provides ample opportunity for suspensions, non-chord tones, and clusters, while only requiring three voice parts. This piece is ideal for concert or contest; it can also be used for funerals, retirements, graduations, or other community events where peace and/or reconciliation is the focus.