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  1. News, Concerts and Events
    ROMA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 9th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy) 08.03. - 12.03.2023 ROME – a multifaced myth Names such as “Eternal City” or “Centre of the World” are not too modest. However, the Italian metropolis boasts them, and emphasizes its significance in the world...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Can anyone recommend me an "operatic" recording of Beethoven's Symphony nº9, op. 125, Coral? When I say operatic, I mean in it as dramatic, theatrical and passionate. I must say that I know the symphony was not made to be operatic, but I'm still looking for a recording that may be able to have...
  3. Vocal Music
    So I'm going to be doing "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen" from Ein deutsches Requiem on my senior college recital. I'm a pianist and a conductor; piano is my primary instrument, so I need to have a certain amount of music on my recital where I play the piano, so I'm doing the piano 4-hands...
  4. Blog
    Songs of praise as £2m lifeline helps preserve cathedral choir tradition With professional singers on furlough and income plunging, a £2m fund from the Church Commissioners eases fears for the future Harriet Sherwood Sun 12 Jul 2020 08.01 BST Choir practice at Gloucester Cathedral in 2015...
  5. Religious Music
    Where do I start? What are the basic composers? Basic Ave Marias? Stabat Maters? Missas?
  6. Today's Composers
    The sound was generated by a notation software so just imagine that the chorus is singing Kyrie Eleison :rolleyes: Playtime is 2:42
  7. Today's Composers
    Robert Howard is pleased the announce the first performance of his new harvest anthem, 'Glory, Love, and Praise, and Honour'. This is a setting of text by Charles Wesley. The work is dedicated to Rev. Kimberley Mannings (Curate of Prescot Parish) as she approaches her 30th Birthday in...
  8. Today's Composers
    Robert Howard will have four first performances of his compositions this September. A concert on Friday 27th September will feature 3 piano miniatures and 2 choral works, four of which have yet to be performed in public. All items feature as part of Prescot Parish Church Musicians in concert...
  9. Today's Composers
    More performances are ahead for Robert Howard's compositions, both old and new. On Sunday 2 June, Prescot Parish Church Choir will sing the 2017 anthem Alleluia and a new hymn, Bread of the World, during their morning Eucharist at 10am, with David Kernick conducting. On Wednesday 5 June...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi there - I made a Video Essay on Whitacre that I thought you might like! I'm new to Video Essays but I wanted to share with you and thought it might be the kind of thing that's appropriate for this forum - it looks at how Whitacre's music is heavily influenced by Rock. I'm making more in...
  11. Today's Composers
    I would like to share with you my new piece 'Lacrimosa' written for choir, piano and string orchestra. I hope that you will like it. And if you want, I invite you to visit my facebook page and to register a like (thanks in advance !) https://www.facebook.com/anthonysylvestre.composer. Thank you...
  12. Today's Composers
    Hi, I'm french composer Anthony Sylvestre. I would like to share with you some of my works. Let's start with one of my choral works entitled 'Libera Me' in the version for mixed choir unaccompanied. Listen to the beautiful recording of the ECU Chorale from Oklahoma conducted by Dr. Steven...
  13. Religious Music
    This is my first post here. Before I start I should probably admit that I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to choral music but I am keen to dig deeper. I have noticed recently that the choral music that I have been drawn to tends to have particularly tragic themes. Looking at my...
  14. Opera
    Don't be afraid. There's no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to the Ring Cycle. Whether we're looking for facts, opinions or suppositions, let's ask and respond to questions about our favourite operatic tetralogy. I'll kick off with this one: Why does the whole four opera work...
  15. News, Concerts and Events
    International Oratorio Choir Choral Workshop 27 September - 2 October 2016 in Cracow (Poland) Szymanowski & Brahms Who is the International Oratorio Choir? The International Oratorio Choir (artistic director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi All I technically not a new member but I have not been on the site for such a long time I feel I need to reintroduce myself. I'm Barry, I live the southwest of England but I'm originally from Lancashire. I work for a Charity that supports people who are living with dementia - it's the best...
  17. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hi! Heard this piece of music in an episode of the television show 'Oz' but can't figure out what it is. I called it baroque in the title because to me it definitively sounds baroque, but I might be terribly wrong. Tried Shazam and Soundhound, neither recognizes it. I've tried to pick up some...
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    Researchers in Austria have discovered the manuscript of an instrumental completion of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the "Choral." It was known that Beethoven had suggested to composer Carl Czerny his intention to replace the choral finale to the symphony with a purely instrumental movement, but...
  19. Classifieds
    I AM HAPPY that I got my hands on this Bach book in 2013. It has the classical analyses with Roman numerals under the score and simultaneously very exact modern Jazz chords above Bach´s score! This spark of genius in the book has opened my understanding of Bach - and classical music. There is...
  20. Solved Cases (archive)
    This choral work was included in the competition section of the Gramophone Magazine's December 1999 best discs of the month compilation. I didn't recognise it, didn't check the competition results at the time and in all the years since have never come across it again. Can anyone help me...
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