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Russian Suite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis 19 hours ago. 8 Replies

Image from Peasant Songs of Great Russia by E Lineff, 1911This is the…Continue

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An exercise in atonality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis May 14. 13 Replies

This was originally posted here as part of a discussion which I thought suggested the…Continue

Hard Times Come Again No More

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis May 7. 6 Replies

Hard Times Come Again No Moreby Stephen FosterImage: Irish family in front…Continue

Calls for scores sites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown May 5. 1 Reply

Most people probably know about these already, but here are the sites I follow to find calls for scores:Society of Composers…Continue

 

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Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"Thanks, that is a useful perspective on the issue."
19 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"It is an open question when referring to phrasing and how it should be indicated - if at all. My view, after 50+ years as a performer, composer and conductor, is that I don’t want to spend time, which is expensive and limited, during…"
20 hours ago
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"Thanks for the thoughtful comments. The double-dotted notes reflect my uncertainty as to whether or how to include breathing space for wind instruments, especially for alto flute, which I understand takes a fair amount of breath.  What I would…"
21 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"Hi Jon, I have just listened to the complete set and can certainly hear Russian influences in these folk songs. Overall the lack of dynamics and contrasting instrumentation leaves me a little cold - of course these may partly be due to limitations…"
22 hours ago
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"Thanks for the response and for liking the piece. I've always been interested in folk music, and this interest has led me to compose a number of folk-influenced classical style pieces.  These are not what I would consider…"
yesterday
Ingo Lee replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"I enjoy your music Jon because it takes me to different places than I would ever get to on my own. I think this is well written and musical although I can't give you an opinion on how it relates to traditional Russian music, if that even…"
yesterday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"Thanks very much for the reply. Yes, I wanted the alto flute for its tone; I also wanted the flute in some sections to be able to project adequately in the lower registers, and the alto flute is supposed to be better for that. I considered including…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"Yes, most pleasant though I'm not able to say whether it's Russian or not. The Volga Boatman is about the only tradition Russian tune I know and your work does have that dark-ish solemnity about it - kind-of hopes for better…"
Monday
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https://soundcloud.com/jon-corelis/russian-suite

Image from Peasant Songs of Great Russia by E Lineff, 1911This is the latest version of an arrangement of melodies which I've incorporated into various other pieces also.  Score and software-generated audio file on MuseScore, audio only on …See More
Sunday
Jon Corelis replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"A very interesting dialogue free film which might repay study is The Naked Island. With the usual disclaimer that I am not a lawyer, my understanding from things I've read which were written by lawyers is that, astonishingly, no recorded music…"
Saturday
Jon Corelis replied to Matt Baker's discussion Question about Notation
"The book's (Behind Bars) preface is an extremely enthusiastic and glowing endorsement of it by Sir Simon Rattle, which is a pretty good recommendation."
May 14
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"Yes, and in Western music of various kinds the lack of tonic resolution has long been used as a special technique.  An example from folk music that most people will be familiar with is the American (but supposedly originally Scottish) tune…"
May 14
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"Thanks for the response, and for liking it. Your comments indicate that the piece has pretty much the effect I was aiming for.  It's supposed to be programmatic in the sense that it portrays Spring, as the title indicates. Since there…"
May 14
Jon Corelis replied to Matt Baker's discussion Question about Notation
"I believe the most authoritative work in English on musical notation is Behind Bars by Elaine Gould (Faber Music 2011.)  She goes into rests on piano scores in some detail (pp. 310ff).  The discussion is too complex for me to summarize…"
May 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"This verges more on psychoacoustics I'd guess. I'm no theorist (what is a musical theorist?) but it seems to me that the melody implies the harmony. I understand what "cadence" is. We need these terms so we can talk about it! In…"
May 14
Matt Baker replied to Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"I'm not really a musical theorist, but I definitely have no idea about atonal music, other than I once read about it and then wrote a 12-note melody line that I really like. I enjoyed your piece, mostly. My mind was trying to figure out a…"
May 14

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical/folk/medieval
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Northeast Wisconsin
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.
Jon Corelis was born in California and grew up in and around Chicago, where he earned a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures at the College of the University of Chicago. He later took a doctorate in Classics at Stanford, and taught Classics and Humanities at Stanford, the University of California, and the University of Minnesota. After a subsequent career as a software specialist in Silicon Valley, he now lives in Wisconsin. His poetry and other writings have been published in print and on web sites in eight countries, and he has given lectures and readings by invitation in America and Europe.
He more recently has turned to composing songs and instrumental pieces. His music has been featured on the web site The Flexible Persona, has been performed in concert by the Wisconsin ensemble a very small consortium, by the New York State flute quartet Party of Four, and at Denison University's TUTTI 2019 Festival, and has been recorded by flutist Robin Meiksins for her YouTube recording project 365 Days of Flute, and by clarinetist Emily Mehigh for her YouTube recording project The Miniature Month of May.
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Brief Review: The Great Walz

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The Great Waltz is a classic "Hollywoodization" bio-pic, one which hardly pretends to be accurate, but which uses the life story of a historical character as a basis for atmosphere and entertainment. In this case the subject is "The Waltz King" Johann Strauss II, who was responsible for the craze for the dance that conquered Vienna and much of Europe in the mid 19th…
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Brief review: Ancient Irish Airs and Dances

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Ancient Irish Airs and Dances: 201 Classic Tunes Arranged for Piano by George Petrie (Dover, 2002)

One of the most important collections of traditional Irish tunes was George Petrie's Ancient Music of Ireland, put together in the mid-19th century. Petrie's work went through various editions and abridgments, including one giving 201 tunes from Petrie's original book in score arrangements for piano, without lyrics, published in 1877 by F.Hoffman, of which this Dover…

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