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Listening for Part 2 – Voices Together

Julian Anderson’s “Harmony” – BBC Proms, 2013 Season, First Night of the Proms, performed by BBC Symphony orchestra and BBC Chorus Based upon Richard Jeffries autobiographical work “The Story of My Heart”, Anderson aims to make time stand still with … Continue reading

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Part 2, Project 7 – Percussive voices – short composition

Before I commenced composing this short piece, I thought about the theme and settled upon a rainfall.  I thought it would work really well for the onomatopoeia words such as drip, drop, splish, splash and splosh.  I also incorporated the … Continue reading

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Part 2, Project 7 – Percussive voices

For the start of this project I have researched Ernst Toch and Veljo Tormis. I listened to Toch’s “Geographical Fugue” first and had the following response to it: Toch presents in this piece a series of places in America; the … Continue reading

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Part 2, Project 6 – A vocal jingle

Three terse jingles was required for this part of the project.  Jingles; yes.  Terse; unsure! Here is the first one, advertising “Babycakes Brew”: And this is what it sounds like: http://tinyurl.com/lrg5hb7 My second jingle is for sopranos and altos and … Continue reading

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Part 2, Project 5 – Amen

Here is my four-part mixed voice choir which is an elaborated Plagal cadence: Part 2 Project 5 – Amen elaborated cadence This is what it sounds like: http://tinyurl.com/ns4t8jp

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Part 2, Project 5 – Melismatic word setting

Before writing my own four-part melismatic setting of the “Amen” exercise I wanted to study some examples of melismatic word settings. Instead of having words set to music that are rhythmically structured around their syllables (syllabic), a single word can … Continue reading

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