August Champlin replied to Joost Visser's discussion Chorale
"Hi Joost,
I just had the opportunity to listen to your chorale. First of all, it has a magisterial quality, a regal beauty and spirituality that I quite enjoyed. It does participate in the Nimrod vibe; however, it is a lovely piece. Since you didn't…"
Sep 12, 2020
Joost Visser replied to August Champlin's discussion Land of the Morning Calm (A Symphonic Homage to Korea)
"Thanks, checking it out as I write... August Champlin said:
Thank you, Joost, for your thoughtful feedback. I think you’re probably right about the ending. I’ll have to reconsider that. The problem is that I kind of like it. I tried alternate…"
Sep 11, 2020
August Champlin replied to August Champlin's discussion Land of the Morning Calm (A Symphonic Homage to Korea)
"Thank you, Joost, for your thoughtful feedback. I think you’re probably right about the ending. I’ll have to reconsider that. The problem is that I kind of like it. I tried alternate endings but they felt fake. Perhaps I can find a sincere ending…"
Sep 11, 2020
Joost Visser replied to August Champlin's discussion Land of the Morning Calm (A Symphonic Homage to Korea)
"Wow! Stunning! So well done!Excellent orchestration, very colorful, your story helps to imagine what’s going on.
I lived in China a few years and I’ve been all over Asia in the last 30 years so I can relate to your work easy.
Between time 9:07 and…"
Sep 11, 2020
August Champlin posted a video
Perhaps no performance has moved me more than Bessie Griffin's earth shattering rendition of the old African American Spiritual "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (Google it!). After hearing her sing this piece, I could not get the tune out…
Sep 2, 2019
August Champlin commented on August Champlin's video
"A joyous romp, Fisher Bait Man Jazz is dedicated to my friend Denny Lin (1966-2016), a fellow composer who always had a word of encouragement for me. It features the sound of the Embertone Fischer Viola, one of the finest sampled string instruments…"
Jan 22, 2018
August Champlin commented on August Champlin's video
"For my wife who spent sleepless nights nursing a beloved aunt dying with cancer, I wrote Solace. It is my empathy for her pain, my appreciation for her character. To my beloved, in whose embrace I find solace, may my music comfort you in your grief…"
Jan 22, 2018
August Champlin commented on August Champlin's video
"Inspired by the Oriental cranes I saw on my walks in Korea, I composed Aves Orientalis for wind quintet. At the university where I taught, a collection of these majestic creatures lived caged in an aviary. They seemed so demure when I would walk…"
Jan 22, 2018
August Champlin commented on August Champlin's video
"Is Embertone's Joshua Bell Violin the best sampled violin ever produced? Listen to this user demo, and decide for yourself. Embertone's Joshua Bell Violin certainly has one of the most comprehensive sample sets available for solo violin. It's also…"
Jan 22, 2018
August Champlin posted videos
Jan 22, 2018
August Champlin posted a video
In the Fall of 2010, I joined the William Chunestudy Men's Chorus as a second tenor. When Dr. William Chunestudy told the choir that he was looking for new a...
Dec 17, 2016
August Champlin commented on August Champlin's video
"Thank you, Slava. I appreciate your comment."
Dec 6, 2015
August Champlin left a comment for Slava Fiks
"Hi, Slava. Your Aria for 2 Cellos is mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing!"
Dec 6, 2015
August Champlin replied to August Champlin's discussion A Dawn Never Ending
"Thank you, Tyler, for your feedback! It's interesting that you wished for more polyphonic sections in the piece, because in listening to it, so did I. It's a bit too homophonic for too long, perhaps because I originally conceived it in purely…"
Dec 6, 2015
Tyler Hughes replied to August Champlin's discussion A Dawn Never Ending
"Really liked the harmonic language and the text setting was very nicely done. Wished there were more polyphonic sections but the homophony was well written. 
Two things I would suggest:
One: Notationally dynamics and tempo markings go above the…"
Dec 6, 2015
August Champlin posted a video
I started working on A Dawn Never Ending in university. It was the 1990's, and the piece was much simpler then. A friend of mine conducted the premiere of th...
Dec 6, 2015
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  • Thank you Mr. Champlin. As I said in my profile, I conduct an amateur choir so we have a lot of problems in order to record what we do. In our website you can hear (a not-so-good-recording) a Monteverdi's madrigal (a 5 voci miste) from his Second Book: "Ecco mormorar l'onde" (SSATB). Here is our website: http://capellapaxmundi.orgfree.com/
    We are looking for recording "O magnum mysterium" (SATB, T.L. de Victoria) and "Il bianco e dolce cigno" (SATB, J. Arcadelt).
    In the same website you can hear a "Panis angelicus" by me. Let me know your opinion about it.

    Thank you again, and my best regards.
    Capella Pax Mundi
  • Thank you so much August! That means a lot, I really appreciate your kind words :].
  • Hello August,
    Thank you very much for visiting my page and having taken the time to listen to my music. You commentary is constructive and helpful and much appreciated. Wishing you all the best! I will listen to your music as soon as I get a moment.
    Just quickly wanted to thank you.
  • Great melodies! The instrumentation is all very nice, some lovely chords in the brass (minor iv chord - major I chord is my favorite- very romantic). My one suggestion is this piece doesn't develop much. You might consider changing tempos or time signatures, or key signatures in order to keep this piece moving. A subtle modulation can do wonders especially with a romantic-style piece like this. Keep up the good work!
  • your welcome ! All the best to you too :)
  • Congratulations!
    I like this piece very much.
    Regards
  • nice orchestration ! :-) I like the subject of this your work !
  • thank you August for your nice words ! :-)
  • Thanks, I appreciate it. My favorite composers are bold rhythmatists- like Beethoven, Cream, and The Police. I thought of these names, just off the top of my head. -That's how much I appreciate the element of rhythm!! ;-) ..and did I mention James Brown or Tower of Power? not that I dare to walk in their shoes.
  • Rhapsody Espanole is also an interesting composition that had me wishing for more realistic samples. A composer of your caliber should have better tools. (in a perfect world)
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