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Ave Regina

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Five songs from A E Housman for baritone and piano

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Edyth of the Swan Neck for solo Mezzo-Soprano

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Sunday
Matt Baker replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Flight of the Mosquito
"I knew it was coming, but it still made me chuckle. Matt"
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The New Mistress by A. E. Housman

The New Mistress by A. E. HousmanImage: A. E. housman, 1910, E. O. HoppeImage licencing information: goo.gl/kMdfrQMy musical setting for one of A. E. Housman's poems. The melody is adapted from the traditional Irish air O Arranmore.  I've very slightly changed the original lyrics to better fit the melody. The musical accompaniment is as an example of what might be…See More
Friday
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Brief review: A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour & Trouvere

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 German speaking areas -- this was before…See More
Thursday
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Winter Moon

Winter MoonImage: Winter moon, Toyama Plain (Toyama-no-hara) Image information and licensing: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tōkyō_jūnidai,_Toyama-no-hara_by_Kawase_Hasui.jpgShort, minimalist piece for alto flute and piano that I wrote last night.Score and software-generated audio file on…See More
Thursday
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Gingham Lily

Gingham LilyNew version of 10 June 2019 of a song I wrote some time ago. Words and music by Jon Corelis. The lyrics are in the score, but for convenience I also give them below.Score and software-generated audio file on MuseScore. The vocal is software-generated choral ahs, even…See More
Jun 11
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Jun 9
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Air - For Wind Quintet
"As a piece of music I think it is very good and accomplished, but if it is supposed to reflect flight, I found it didn't really evoke bird flight images except towards the end where it starts to get fluttery and gliding.  I think that…"
Jun 9
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Turning

Short Pagan-feeling song for mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, and percussion.  Score and sound file on MuseScore site:https://musescore.com/user/2488/scores/5601713The sound file was generated with software with choral ahs for the vocal, even though the vocal is supposed to be one voice.I'll be glad to receive comments on this song, even if a long time has passed since its original posting.Thanks, all.You may feel free to share or link to…See More
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Mariposa by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Mariposa by Edna St. Vincent MillayImage: Photo of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Arnold Genthe, 1914 Image information and licensing: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Millay_magn.jpgMy setting for a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay.MuseScore audio and score…See More
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Jun 6
Jon Corelis replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Phantasmagoria: Mirage of the Lake
"It's a pleasant piece of music, but I found myself wishing for more variation, both in the melodic lines and in the textures of the instruments.  I would have scored something like this for maybe violin, glockenspiel, cello, flute, and…"
Jun 6

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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: 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 0 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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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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At 7:23pm on April 5, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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