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by Grantallen
21 Sep 2009 20:22
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Replies: 16
Views: 39644

Re: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Hello Ian, I don't think you will find an orchestral backing track for Carmina. I got around the problem by sourcing the piano copy (from the library) and arranged the piece from that. Allthough I do not have an orchestra, I do have nevertheless a modern digital keyboard which I am able to record on...
by Grantallen
08 Aug 2009 21:07
Forum: Other topics
Topic: stage fright
Replies: 26
Views: 37835

Re: stage fright

Thank you for the above post Vaarky. I think you make some very valid points, not least of which is the fact that different people perceive the tonality of the written article in a different way. I strongly believe (as I would) in the value of my comments and would never insult the intelligence or a...
by Grantallen
08 Aug 2009 00:02
Forum: Other topics
Topic: stage fright
Replies: 26
Views: 37835

Re: stage fright

Goodness gracious 'PML' I don't know who you are or what you are, but I don't think I deserve a deluge of criticism from you! Yes, I am a professional musician (and proud to be so) but I will not bend to your accusations of 'brow beating' (musically) or the denegration of the 'amateur' performer! Yo...
by Grantallen
07 Aug 2009 22:18
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Replies: 16
Views: 39644

Re: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Ah meine freund Robert, Ich hatte gewohnt (????) in Deutschland fur ganz acht jare (arbeiten) ((Musicalisch)) Irst mal ich muss sagen: ............ Ich habe zu viel vergessen (schreiben) Die letzten mal im Deutschland war 1990! Sprache; keine problem! Abe schreiben ..............unmoglisch! Ich war ...
by Grantallen
03 Aug 2009 21:08
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Replies: 16
Views: 39644

Re: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Hello Robert, Many thanks for your reply. I am also entranced by this superb music. I consider the chordal content, allthough difficult physically, is actually quite simple but the dischords are used to such a superb effect that one cannot help but be bewitched! I am intrigued by the fact that Orff ...
by Grantallen
28 Jul 2009 22:49
Forum: Other topics
Topic: stage fright
Replies: 26
Views: 37835

Re: stage fright

Hi Vaarky, You make some very interesting points about my posting and I have to say that I agree with an awfull lot of them! I have been, as you suspected, a professional 'Instrumentalist' and I take on board what you have to say about the difference between an instrument and the human voice. I agre...
by Grantallen
26 Jul 2009 22:54
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Replies: 16
Views: 39644

Re: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Hi Max, Many thanks for your post. I did have a look at the score and it did seem to be a single piano copy. You are right; the piano score looks a bit of a handful! The bass line can be played with the left, but then both hands are needed to play the chordal work on the top (not impossible but you ...
by Grantallen
24 Jul 2009 20:59
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Replies: 16
Views: 39644

Re: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Hi Bobnotts, Many thanks for your reply. Could I refer you to my posting to 'Choralia' ..... This will give you the gist of the situation as it stands at the moment. I have taken on board your comments with regards to the 'link' with SMP and should I purchase from them in the future (which is certai...
by Grantallen
24 Jul 2009 20:53
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Replies: 16
Views: 39644

Re: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Hi Choralia (Max), Many thanks for your posting and for your help in getting me logged in. I have contacted SMP and they assure me that they only have a 'double piano' copy. They gave me the number for Schotts but when I rang them I got a recorded message. I left them a request message and asked the...
by Grantallen
24 Jul 2009 20:27
Forum: Other topics
Topic: stage fright
Replies: 26
Views: 37835

Re: stage fright

Hi NLB (got it right this time . called you NDL last time .sorry) I am so very pleased that you have been able to address your 'stage fright' problem. I am sure the fact that you have overcome your problem will help in two ways: 1. It will, I am sure, 'still your beating heart' and 2. enable you to ...
by Grantallen
24 Jul 2009 20:14
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: new member
Replies: 2
Views: 8842

Re: new member

Hello there NDL, many thanks for your welcome. I live in the City of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. with a population of about 250 thousand. We have approximately 10 choirs within the City (of varying capabilities) and I suppose you could say that we are lucky to have so many inhabitants to draw fro...
by Grantallen
23 Jul 2009 21:25
Forum: Other topics
Topic: stage fright
Replies: 26
Views: 37835

Re: stage fright

I have been a professional performer for most of my life (40 years) and can honestly say that 'stage fright' has not bothered me one bit! ................ the reason? I have always ensured that I am 'totally confident' about my performance! And how do I reach this state of confidence? ..... Practice...
by Grantallen
23 Jul 2009 21:10
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Replies: 16
Views: 39644

O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Hello folks,
I'm just enquiring to see if anybody knows how to get hold of a copy of the above for SATB & single piano (there are double piano arrangements but we only have one)
I'm a new member here and look forward to corresponding with you.

Kind regards,

Grant
by Grantallen
23 Jul 2009 21:03
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: new member
Replies: 2
Views: 8842

new member

Hello folks, Just checking in to say hello and looking forward to using this brilliant site. I am an ex (retired) pro musician (big band) and have been in the wilderness for a few years now but have recently taken over a choir in Staffordshire England and am thoroughly enjoying it. I look forward to...