- June 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm #537921
For a program matching older and newer settings of the same or related texts, I’m looking for an unaccompanied 20th-21 century piece to pair with Josquin’s “Deploration de Johannes Ockeghem” — ideally a tribute from a composer to his or her teacher or mentor, but failing that, any piece dedicated to the memory of an individual. Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance.
SUNY — New PaltzJune 17, 2017 at 8:33 am #537940
Would this be suitable? https://soundcloud.com/hutchingsmusic/do-not-stand-at-my-grave-and-weep
(the text was written to the memory of a friend’s mother, apparently)June 17, 2017 at 8:33 am #537942
I hope you’ll consider my “May Your Voice be at Peace” for a cappella SATB choir, available from Augsburg Fortress. It’s written in memory of a musician and speaks of how that person affected lives, and also how “there is a time” for everything in the seasons of life. –Deanna WehrspannJune 18, 2017 at 7:57 pm #537966
Please consider my choral work, MEDITATION for SATB by Adrienne Albert written in memory of Carole Babich Keiser, a wonderful person and choral teacher who was loved by many. This is a Live Performance by the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir conducted by Robert Isaacs in 2010. The lyrics are basically oohs and ahs, Alleluiah, and Amen.
For more information, please visit: http://www.adriennealbert.comJune 18, 2017 at 10:40 pm #537972
Ed – small world. This is Bob Ruplenas, who took over Cantemus from you back when ice covered the earth. Hope you’re doing well.
Two pieces came to mind, both of them memorial pieces. Dan Forrest wrote “Good Night, Dear Heart” on a text by Mark Twain to his deceased daughter, although the piece was dedicated to friends of Forrest who had lost a prospective adoptive daughter. Easy to work up yet emotionally powerful.
The other is Frank Ticheli’s “There will be rest” on a poem of Srah Teasdale, dedicated to friends who had lost a young daughter.
Both pieces can be heard on Youtube.
By the way, I also posted a query here recently and I have found – as seen by responses to your post – that this space has become venue for composers to push their wares. Hey, whaddaya gonna do?June 19, 2017 at 7:32 am #537977
Dear Mr. Ruplenas, if you were a composer reading a forum post from someone asking for a choral piece to “fit the bill” for an upcoming performance, and you had written such a piece, what would you do? Not share information about your piece, because you don’t want to “push your wares”? Ignore the request and not enter the forum? The whole purpose of this forum seems to me to be a place to share information about choral music, and then let the enquirer make their choices.
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