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Online Score Sales for Self-Published Composer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown on Saturday. 1 Reply

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Farewell: Song for Baritone and Piano by A. E. Housman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis on Tuesday. 2 Replies

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Five songs from A E Housman for tenor and piano

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Veni, veni Emanuel for Alto and Baritone single voices, Viola, and Piano

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Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Farewell: Song for Baritone and Piano by A. E. Housman
"Thanks, glad you liked it.  If I ever get a recorded performance, I'll post a link to it here."
Tuesday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Five songs from A E Housman for tenor and piano
"Yes:  I write for performance, the computer generated audio being only a demo to suggest what a performance would sound like.  I originally scored this for baritone, but I decided a younger sounding voice was more suited."
Tuesday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Five songs from A E Housman for tenor and piano
"Thanks for the reply.  I thought it was important to keep the structure since both lyrics and melody are strongly stanzaic."
Tuesday
Timothy Smith replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Farewell: Song for Baritone and Piano by A. E. Housman
"Very well done Jon. Not every day we hear a baritone in such a work as this. I really have no comments to add other than the same as I said in the last post. A shame we can't hear someone singing it since I think it would make all the…"
Tuesday
Timothy Smith replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Five songs from A E Housman for tenor and piano
"This is very nice work. Would be better if you had a real tenor to sing it. I think this would bring out the real feel of it personally."
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Online Score Sales for Self-Published Composer
"An interesting article, thanks Jon! Surprised they do not mention Score Exchange. That seems to be used by a lot of people I know, but perhaps it's not as big as I thought."
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Sep 18
Michael Lofting replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Five songs from A E Housman for tenor and piano
"Hi John. I can see that this has been a labour of love for you. Like the choice of material. One thing I have done with settings is not to be worried about breaking up the structure of the lines. ”On—- your mid-night pa-let…"
Sep 17
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Five songs from A E Housman for tenor and piano

Five songs from A E Housman for tenor and pianoVersion of 15 September 2020.The sound file was generated with software using synth choral ah voices as a demo, even though the vocal is supposed to be solo.Audio file and score display available at MuseScore Five songs from A E Housman…See More
Sep 16
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Veni, veni Emanuel for Alto and Baritone single voices, Viola, and Piano
"Thanks for the comment -- I'll keep your advice in mind for any possible future versions."
Sep 13
Liz Atems replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Veni, veni Emanuel for Alto and Baritone single voices, Viola, and Piano
"Unusual and quite beautiful setting of the well-known hymn, very nice. I have only one real criticism, the 8th notes in the piano in bars 32-33 came out of nowhere and did not go anywhere. I quite liked the descending triplets later on, though. Of…"
Sep 13
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Veni, veni Emanuel for Alto and Baritone single voices, Viola, and Piano

Veni, veni Emanuel for Alto and Baritone single voices, Viola, and PianoAn arrangement for small ensemble of a very old hymn, technically an Advent hymn but often performed as a Christmas carol.The audio file was created with software as a demo, using choral ah for the vocals, even though the voices are supposed to be single.Comments welcome.  I've paid a lot of attention…See More
Sep 12
Jon Corelis replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagatelle
"Very enjoyable to listen to -- it reminds me of Chopin, though the melodic line is more straightforward than his usually are.  Another Chopinesque thing is that it has at least to me a certain Eastern European feeling, maybe because of the…"
Sep 8
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"So is the September fund drive effective now?  I haven't seen it announced with a specific posting.  Maybe there should be one."
Sep 4
Ingo Lee replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Music Theory site
"Jon - Thank you for listing this resource, I was able to get to the video series from the second link you provided. I will listen more when I have time. Here is another resource you and Dane might find useful. This site is Open Music Theory and has…"
Sep 4
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Music Theory site
"Hmm ... I haven't had those problems before, but I just tried the link I posted above and Get Started gets no response from me either.  Maybe there is a temporary problem there. If I go to the link direct to the lessons (rather than the…"
Sep 4

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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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Articles from New Music USA

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 11:28am 0 Comments

One of the music sites I look at sometimes is the well-established New Music USA.  

In this blog post I'll mention two recent articles from that site which composers may find interesting.

JULIANA HALL: PULLED INTO THE POETS’ WORLD is an extensive interview with one of the most prominent…

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Brief review: A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour & Trouvere

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour & Trouvere by Feltcher Collins, Jr. et al.  (University Press of Virginia, 1982) is a valuable resource for performers and listeners of medieval music.  

Although the phrase Medieval music is likely to suggest to the general listener Gregorian chant and the church music of such composers as Hildegard von Bingen, there also exists a considerable body of Medieval secular song, most notably by the Minnesingers of the…

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Brief review: Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master, edited by Jeremy Barlow

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:23pm 2 Comments

Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master, edited by Jeremy Barlow (Faber Music 1986) may be of little interest to most people, but of the highest interest to those interested in its particular subject. Playford's Dancing Master was a collection of traditional songs with basic dance notation which went through numerous editions in the 17th and 18th centuries. It's usually described as a collection of English tunes, but many of them have origins…

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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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