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by bruce.simonson
03 Dec 2018 18:35
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Music for organ and small choir?
Replies: 6
Views: 10577

Re: Music for organ and small choir?

Cdalitz wrote:As you intent to show off the organ -- What about Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Mass in B flat Major, which is available on CPDL?
Thanks for this suggestion -- looks like what I'm trying to find. Just heard a Hummel work at a chamber concert in Spokane, and was surprised and delighted. Thanks!
by bruce.simonson
03 Dec 2018 18:33
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Music for organ and small choir?
Replies: 6
Views: 10577

Re: Music for organ and small choir?

The piece which springs immediately to mind is Benjamin Cooke's Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G, which was written to celebrate the introduction of a new organ at Westminster Abbey in 1780. My edition is on this site. Very nice pieces - thanks for your suggestion, and for your edition. I think I'll...
by bruce.simonson
03 Dec 2018 18:20
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Music for organ and small choir?
Replies: 6
Views: 10577

Re: Music for organ and small choir?

Cdalitz wrote:As you intent to show off the organ -- What about Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Mass in B flat Major, which is available on CPDL?
Thanks for this suggestion -- looks like what I'm trying to find. Just heard a Hummel work at a chamber concert in Spokane, and was surprised and delighted. Thanks!
by bruce.simonson
15 Nov 2018 17:14
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Music for organ and small choir?
Replies: 6
Views: 10577

Music for organ and small choir?

Hi, We've nearly completed the installation of an excellent Allen four manual Bravura organ in our church, and I'm looking for suggestions on fine classical choral literature to show off this instrument with our choir. Our chorus is quite small, but also quite good. However, I am concerned that this...
by bruce.simonson
25 Dec 2011 00:36
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: keyboard for sectional rehearsals
Replies: 1
Views: 7925

keyboard for sectional rehearsals

Hi Folks, So, when I need to break my chorus into sectional rehearsals, I often have rooms available, but no pianos. Or, as a friend calls them, not even a POS (piano shaped object). I've been toying with the idea of getting some very inexpensive "roll-up" pianos (some seem to be available for under...
by bruce.simonson
07 Dec 2011 06:14
Forum: Musical activities
Topic: simple covers for vocal scores
Replies: 2
Views: 4882

Re: simple covers for vocal scores

Hi David, Covering with paper is probably the way to go. We perform Messiah (Part 1) in two weeks, so I think I'll live with the existing cpver for that. In the spring, however, we'll do the whole thing, and I may make some kind of an issue out of this. Would you believe that for one performance in ...
by bruce.simonson
07 Dec 2011 06:05
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Handel Messiah - too long for comfort?
Replies: 3
Views: 13221

Handel Messiah - too long for comfort?

Hi folks, I'd like to get your general thoughts and best brainstorm ideas on how to present Handel's Messiah. We're currently in the middle of a year-long run at this work. A community chorus and orchestra (amateur), and two high school choirs, and a youth choir, are working on it. Those of you who ...
by bruce.simonson
19 Jul 2011 04:28
Forum: Musical activities
Topic: simple covers for vocal scores
Replies: 2
Views: 4882

simple covers for vocal scores

Hey Folks, One of my pet peeves is the style and design of covers for large scale vocal works, and how they appear in performance. Invariably, we end up putting these choral piano/vocal in some kind of ad hoc cover, like a black 3-ring binder, or some such. For example, we will mount several perform...