Search found 411 matches

by CHGiffen
21 Feb 2007 00:26
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Need help for Penderecki's Cherubim Song!
Replies: 2
Views: 6201

You might have a look at the article at Answers.com or at the page Neugierig werden auf Musik von Krzysztof Penderecki (in German).

Penderecki is one of my favorite modern choral composers.

Chuck
by CHGiffen
01 Feb 2007 14:27
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: solo question
Replies: 3
Views: 6986

You might check out tenor arias from Handel's Messiah (which is available at CPDL), especially "Every valley shall be exalted" and "Thou shalt break them"

Chuck
by CHGiffen
26 Jan 2007 14:45
Forum: Musical activities
Topic: Purpose for this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 5311

There were multiple reasons for starting this forum, represented by the description under the forum title on the Forum Index: This forum is for announcement and discussion of musical activities, including but not limited to: musical workshops, concerts/performances (including works available at CPDL...
by CHGiffen
11 Dec 2006 20:00
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: help - conducting a choir
Replies: 2
Views: 6326

The reference you cite is mainly for (outdoor) conducting for marching bands and not really suitable for choral conducting. Here are a couple of much better links: Conducting article at Wikipedia Conducting course PDF file(s) from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Chuck Giffen
by CHGiffen
17 Nov 2006 15:05
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Question about ancient music/church liturgy
Replies: 8
Views: 13417

Ummmmm ... did I say anything at all about mode or tone with respect to the Palestrina? - it was cited solely to illustrate the odd/even verses situation.

I'm sorry if I misspoke and referred to Octavi toni as Mode VIII when I should have said Tone 8.

Can we have an end to this?

chuck
by CHGiffen
16 Nov 2006 15:10
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Question about ancient music/church liturgy
Replies: 8
Views: 13417

ns writes: Chuck's example of his edition of Palestrina's "A Solis Ortus Cardine" is a little different, because it is a hymn. This example was given as one in which the even verses are composed, whilst the odd numbered verses are to be chanted. I did not intend it to have anything to do w...
by CHGiffen
14 Nov 2006 16:13
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Octatonic series and warmup tuning exercises
Replies: 1
Views: 5829

Octatonic series and warmup tuning exercises

The octatonic scale/mode produces some lovely and interesting sounds, especially in choral music. The Wikipedia article on the Octatonic scale is an excellent (and accurate) resource. [ Edit Another resource which has good musical examples is Kenneth Rumery's Octatonic scale page. ] A few comments: ...
by CHGiffen
14 Nov 2006 16:12
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Tuning Exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 9029

See my comments in a new topic "Octatonic series and warmup tuning exercises"
by CHGiffen
11 Oct 2006 19:16
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Hodie Christus natus est (Palestrina)
Replies: 7
Views: 17675

Hi Luis,

I think the Brian Marble SATB edition (transposed up a perfect fourth) from the cipoo.net version is quite satisfactory for performance and keeps the flavor of the voicings of the TTBB edition you mentioned.

chuck giffen
by CHGiffen
03 Oct 2006 14:26
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: What's your favourite ensemble?
Replies: 6
Views: 11159

i'm making a workshop next week with their maestro Peter Philips
Interestingly, I sang in a Peter Philips master class with Zephyrus (when the group was in its second year, I believe). The experience was marvellous.

chuck
by CHGiffen
28 Sep 2006 14:26
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: What's your favourite ensemble?
Replies: 6
Views: 11159

I'm a little surprised that the Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, and Anonymous 4 aren't on the list (for early music). For a group with more expansive repertoire and totally different choral sound, one might include the Dale Warland Singers. The Russian chamber choir "Lege Artis" is notable f...
by CHGiffen
25 Sep 2006 13:51
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: Salutations!
Replies: 3
Views: 9611

Welcome Danny! I know that Finale PrintMusic can be a bit daunting (especially at first) and that it is somewhat limited in its features (compared to the full-fledged version of Finale), but once one gets a bit further up the learning curve, it becomes easier to use. I'm not sure if the PrintMusic e...
by CHGiffen
25 Sep 2006 13:25
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 1
Views: 5564

Welcome Vince! It's great to hear from you here at the CPDL Bulletin Board ... your several scores of madrigal scores have been an invaluable asset to countless musicians (including myself). I look forward to hearing more from you!

chuck
by CHGiffen
15 Sep 2006 14:07
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: 500 registered users!
Replies: 4
Views: 13740

500 registered users!

Since the CPDL Bulletin Board started just over a year ago, we have passed the 500 count in registered users! It is both exciting and stimulating to have such a wide base of users interested in choral music, especially choral music in public domain, and we hope that users find this BB a useful forum...
by CHGiffen
05 Jul 2006 16:47
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Tuning Exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 9029

Yes, I regularly do warm ups ... I'm in a hurry now, but I'll try to get back to you on this.

Chuck