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New Releases: General Concert Selections II

March 22, 2011

This is the last of a series of columns featuring releases from 2009 and 2010. Previous articles in this series featured holiday, general concert, cross-cultural, and American Heritage selections. Each has included a variety of voicings and difficulties. This column returns to the general concert theme, with works useful throughout the year. My next series […]

New Releases: General Concert Selections

September 28, 2010

While past columns have largely focused on tried-and-true selections, this is the second of five articles featuring releases from 2009 and 2010. Each column will highlight a variety of voicings and difficulties, but will have a unified theme. The last issue featured new releases for holiday concerts, while this one focuses on general concert works […]

Music About Music

May 19, 2010

It seems that composers, publishers, and conductors alike are drawn to music about music. Many composers past and contemporary have written music setting texts about music. Each year, several new works that fall into this category are released. This issue, I offer for your consideration a few ideas of choral works with texts about music. […]

New Releases for All Ages

September 30, 2009

In each article, regardless of topic, I try to feature old stand-bys, worthy pieces that have gone overlooked, as well as new releases. I recently wrote a series of columns highlighting choral music from history, which, by its very nature, neglected new releases. In an effort to achieve balance, I am turning my attention this […]

Standard Choral Repertoire Part V: Post-Romantic

September 16, 2008

It is always interesting to see what new compositions will be released each year. In our eagerness to see the new releases, it can often easy to forget the old stand-bys. This is the fifth and final installment in a series of columns highlighting standard repertoire for the choral classroom. In this issue, I discuss […]

Standard Choral Repertoire Part IV: Romantic

July 11, 2008

This is the fourth installment in a limited series of columns highlighting standard choral repertoire. It is easy to get enamored by the music of today’s composers to the point where the classics that inspired them are forgotten. True music education must have as one facet a historical perspective. Students who only sing music in […]

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