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This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio Stan Schmidt; Your sound attention to a program called A Mass for Modern Man by Norwegian composer Ståle Kleiberg released in 2017. To offer a musical frosting you will enjoy the Cambridge Singers from their CD Lighten Our Darkness and two
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio Stan Schmidt takes you on a journey to view A Map of the Celestial Sky. You will hear Music created by Joseph Gregorio, Eric Barnum, Tarik O’Regan, Bruno Skulte, Paola Prestini, Orlande de Lassus and Frederyk Chopin. Musical styles vary by offering
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio Stan Schmidt invites you to a special Fourth of July Celebration called Dreams of the Fallen a 25 minute work composed by Jake Runestad in 2013. The Premiere was presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus of New Orleans at the National World War II Museum New Orleans. The performance you will hear was aired on Minnesota Public Radio on Memorial Day 2017 that took place in 2015 featuring the VocalEssence Singers and Chorus of Minneapolis, Piano Soloist, Jeffrey Biegel and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra led by Conductor Philip Brunelle.
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio join Stan Schmidt for a program of Three Musical Perspectives from three very important composers whose genres of expression are very different. These creators had residence in Argentina, Poland and Germany. Bartlomiej Pẹkiel was one of the most prominent Baroque Composers
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio join Stan Schmidt for a program called “Musical Footsteps Through the Seasons”. You will experience styles from the Renaissance, French Impressionism, Baroque, Romantic, and Contemporary British. Composers represented are Orlando di Lasso, Michael Hurd and Owain Park from England, Charles Koechlin
How do we measure success? This, of course, is a lifelong question that stares us in the face every day. This article is far less philosophical, but does perhaps pose a way in which we should change the way we view success in terms of high school choral programs.
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio join Stan Schmidt for a program called Use Your Singing Heart. Groups include the SWR Vokalensemble,MDR Rundfunkchor & NDR Choir with the Festspiel Orchestra Göttingen from Germany; The Salt Lake Vocal Artists; The Prague Singers; Soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas singing one
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio join Stan Schmidt for a special edition as he helps we all remember Estonian composer, Veljo Tormis, one of the greatest choral creators of the the 20th Century. You will hear how folk music used this towering Genius. Internationally, his fame
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio Host Stan Schmidt creates a simple Classic and Romantic Expression emulating from the talents of Franz Joseph Haydn and Josef Rheinberger. You will enjoy three Sacred Pieces by Rheinberger; Morgenlied, Hymn, & Abendlied performed with beauty by the Cantata Singers from
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: Many of us think of the last day of class as a day of yearbook signing, collecting missing music, and a free period with lots of selfies. Sure, those things might happen during the last day of class, but making the final day meaningful is so