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Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Gilmour Jan 28. 13 Replies

 Hi all!I purchased CineStrings Solo from CineSamples a month ago. In order to explore the various articulations, I decided to rewrite a choir arrangement I wrote a few years ago of the traditional…Continue

Tags: hymn, String Quartet, Choral

comments/constructive criticism requested for a capella SATB quartet arrangement: "Of The Father's Love Begotten"

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Gilmour Dec 24, 2020. 18 Replies

Hi everyone! This is my first posting here. Please give a look/listen to this mockup of my first a capella arrangement, for SATB quartet, of the hymn "Of The Father's Love Begotten". All comments and…Continue

Tags: SATB, quartet, hymn, choral, capella

 

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James Gilmour replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro
"Gerd, it is wonderful to hear one of your works performed by professional musicians! Nothing beats real musicians, and the piece was wonderfully developed, and well performed. You have much to be proud and excited about!Jim"
Feb 15
James Gilmour replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Venetian Gondola Song
"Achingly beautiful!"
Feb 13
James Gilmour replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagatelle In A major for Piano
"Delightful!"
Feb 13
James Gilmour replied to Szymon Skoneczny's discussion Shadow of the past
"I have not yet tried my hand at the epic/trailer genre of songwriting, so I cannot provide educated feedback, but this sounds great to me! Well done!"
Feb 4
James Gilmour replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagattelle In E minor for Solo Piano
"Nice!"
Jan 31
James Gilmour replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Winter's Dream for Solo Piano
"Saul, Although I like them both, I much prefer the piano version. To, me, the piano version somehow seems like the "true voice" of the piece, if that does not sound too mystical. The two versions have quite a different character, in my…"
Jan 29
James Gilmour replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Winter's Dream for Solo Piano
"Saul, I love this! Its is well written, with a beautiful and sensitive performance. I would like it even better with less reverb, but very well done!"
Jan 28
James Gilmour replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Excellent! I am glad I could help."
Jan 28
Michael Lofting replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Thanks for that James. I have now been able to get UVI working with Sibelius!"
Jan 28
James Gilmour replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Gerd,Thanks again. The NotePerformer version is pretty good, also. I have sent you a friend request here on the forum. Once you accept it, can you send me a PM including a link to the XML file? Although it is pretty labor intensive to add in the…"
Jan 26
Gerd Prengel replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Dear James, I am still captured so much by your work and also by the original song. I never heard it before!! What a song!! I just listened to a touching version by Jonny Cash.... but your version, especially the overwhelming part at 0:28 "I am…"
Jan 26
James Gilmour replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Gerd,Wow! Thanks for your enthusiastic response, especially knowing how well you write, especially for strings! I am glad you enjoyed it!"
Jan 25
James Gilmour replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Michael, I have not found any tutorials about using VOP with Sibelius. The way I did it was to set up a manual sound set in my Playback configuration. Forgive me if the following is information you already know about, but here are the things you…"
Jan 25
Gerd Prengel replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Dear James, this is OVERWHELMING ,especially the first 2/3 of the piece !! Both the fantastic choir and the strings. I never heard anything like this and opens a full new perspective for me! Thank you! Gerd"
Jan 25
Michael Lofting replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"Hi James  7th are fine for tremolos. The easiest ones are where the fingers are going up with the strings e.g. 1st finger on D string, 3rd finger on A string. Trying then to put 2nd finger on the E string is possible but not practical at…"
Jan 25
Dane Aubrun replied to James Gilmour's discussion Wayfaring Stranger and Shall We Gather at the River, for SATB Choir and String Quartet
"James, you are too kind. But if I've improved over the 2 years I've been here it's much because of comments received - some fairly critical - and looking at/listening to others works to see how they've solved their problems,…"
Jan 25

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Maryland, United States
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am a hobbyist composer, writing mostly choir anthems and arrangements. My works are influenced by my musical tastes in classical and jazz music, but are somewhat varied in style. The choir where I worship has enjoyed singing my works.
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At 8:32pm on December 4, 2020, Gav Brown said…

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