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Come Ye Lofty

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Come Ye LoftyMy adaptation of a traditional Christmas carol for SATB…Continue

The Cradle Song of Mary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis on Monday. 3 Replies

The Cradle Song of MaryA traditional Christmas carol for SATB quartet or…Continue

The Coventry Carol for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and Alto

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The Coventry Carol for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and AltoA revised version…Continue

Anatolia for String Quartet

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Come Ye Lofty

Come Ye LoftyMy adaptation of a traditional Christmas carol for SATB quartet or choir.The audio file was created with software using choral ahs for voice as a demo.Audio file attached or available on SoundCloud.Score display and audio available on…See More
Tuesday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Cradle Song of Mary
"Thanks for the replies -- I'm glad people like it. Since choirs might be looking for Christmas songs now, I've decided to make some arrangements of good ones that don't seem too familiar to most people, taken from old texts."
Monday
Kjell Prytz replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Cradle Song of Mary
"Hi Jon, I like your short work. It has a nice melody which magnifies and supports the lyrics very well. Thank you. Kjell"
Monday
Timothy Smith replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Cradle Song of Mary
"Very well done! "
Monday
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

The Cradle Song of Mary

The Cradle Song of MaryA traditional Christmas carol for SATB quartet or choir, adapted from old sources.The audio file was created with software using choral ah vocals as a demo.Audio file attached.  Score display and audio file available at YouTube The Cradle Song of Mary.Score pdf available from…See More
Sunday
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

The Coventry Carol for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and Alto

The Coventry Carol for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and AltoA revised version of a piece I think I posted here a while ago.Program note: The Coventry Carol is one of the oldest English Christmas carols, dating from the 16th century; it was originally part of a medieval mystery play telling the biblical story of the slaughter of the innocents, and has been attested in various…See More
Oct 20
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

Anatolia for String Quartet

Anatolia for String QuartetThis composition is an attempt to use the special qualities of the traditional string quartet to explore quite a different form of music than what has been classically associated with this ensemble, by the use of various musical techniques drawn from Mediterranean, and especially Eastern Mediterranean, traditions. While the key is ostensibly C…See More
Oct 5
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Two Irish Dances for Flute, Violin, and Piano

Two Irish Dances for Flute, Violin, and PianoA recent revision of a piece that has proved one of the most popular I've posted on other sites, judging by viewing statistics.These two melodies are adapted from traditional Irish tunes taken from 19th century folklore sources. The first, The Paisteen Fionn (The Fair-Haired Young Girl,) is still well known; the second, usually…See More
Oct 3
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The White Knight's Song by Lewis Carroll

The White Knight's Song by Lewis CarrollThe melody is adapted from the Cornish folk song The keenly lode.  The original lyrics have been abridged and slightly modified.Score display and audio available at YouTube The White Knight's Song by Lewis Carroll.Score pdf available at…See More
Sep 25
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."
Sep 22
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."
Sep 22
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."
Sep 22
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…"
Sep 22
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."
Sep 22
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."
Sep 19
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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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