I was a piano major and band emphasis in college. While I took chorus in high school, I have very little training in teaching chorus. Because I have piano skills, I have been primarily offered chorus teaching jobs. I worked with elementary and middle school for a number of year because I knew I could […]
Hey all! I have a High School SATB group that is decent. Just to give some context, they sang the Desamours Noel Ayisyen for our concert yesterday, and though I wouldn’t submit it for recording, they did a pretty nice job! I really want to give them something that is relatively modern, maybe kind of […]
My Father, Virgil T. Ford (1922-2005) was a prolific composer of choral anthems during the 1960’s and early 1970’s. He had over 250 anthems published by companies such as G. Schirmer, Inc., Harold Flammer, Inc., Carl Fischer, Inc., Broadman Press, and Lorenz Publishing Co. I have slowly been going through his filing cabinet and have […]
Hello everybody, I am currently looking for Psalm Settings to do with the choral society I conduct. I would like your input on two ideas: 1) Psalm Settings that are considered to be standards, classics. I believe I am going to do Cesar Franck’s Psalm 150. 2) Psalm Settings that are accompanied (in addition to […]
I’m looking for repertoire with a Halloween theme for symphony and children’s choir. The theme could be stretched to animals – the idea is classical music that is child friendly. All ideas welcome! Carol Menke
Traveling with choirs is daunting if it is 20 voices, let alone three motor coaches-full. Most of the time, large choirs just avoid performance travel altogether or are under the impression that taking a group that size out of the country would be nothing less than an expensive nightmare. Take it from me: this is […]
I’m doing a program in the spring called “If Music Be the Food of Love,” featuring the first set of Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and a still-incomplete set of classical pieces about various types of love. Either certain, likely or possible so far are these: Dowland’s “Come again, sweet love,” “Barber’s “The Coolin,” Durufle’s “Ubi caritas,” […]
Hi, all – I do not know if this is the best forum to post this in, but Sundra Flansburg suggested I share this on ChoralNet. I have set up a fundraiser for Anchorage high school choirs who were hit with the 7.0 earthquake on Friday (11/30). Please feel free to share and donate if […]
Anyone have some good percussion parts written for Betelehemu? I’d rather not reinvent the wheel if someone out there already has this.
Hi, Does anyone have information about W.A. Leonard? He wrote at least 3 masses (3rd one is in Bb major). Thanks for any help you can give.