Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"My pleasure, sometimes I know I come across harsh, but I'm actually just trying to help, because I truly do care. I only have Finale, but I know Bob uses Sibelius. Maybe ask him how do get rid of those ( )."
Mar 13, 2016
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"Thank Rodney

That's a lot of information (and wisdom) and I appreciate the effort. The brackets on the slurs are what Sibelius puts there. Wasn't going to argue with it."
Mar 13, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"By the way, stop you research right now about how to write for boy voices and simply ask the director the ranges inwhich you should stay within concerning his choir. That's all the "research" you need. You wouldn't write a virtuosic tenor solo if…"
Mar 12, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"Please take a look at a piece that I was commissioned to write for a few marching bands. I needed to arrange it since it was originally an orchestral piece. It has the basic level of written articulations without going overboard, but at the same…"
Mar 12, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"Basically, you are making your musicians work too hard trying to figure out what you want where you should go ahead and tell them. For example your piano part and opening horn lick. Think of the piano part like right hand and left hand for most of…"
Mar 12, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"Yes, you the composer is arranging your piece for a different ensemble just like I would arrange one of my percussion pieces for a concert band work, but I am not changing my interpretation of how the piece should be performed. You still need to add…"
Mar 12, 2016
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"Yes, I understand. However, I have already had a request from one choir to make changes because it is a boys choir. 

I am now researching what is the best way to write for boys voices. "
Mar 12, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"In popular music you can get away with it, in modern classical art music intended for both performance and publication such as your choir and accompaniment piece, you would never do this. When in Rome..."
Mar 12, 2016
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"Hi Rodney

In my main area of music, popular music, a composer's vocal and instrumental lead line is never more than a suggestion as to where the song might go. Artists/arrangers speed it up, slow it down, change the tempo, change the time…"
Mar 10, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
""Third, I have left out expressions/dynamics because a choir musical director will make his or her own decisions."

Never do this."
Mar 10, 2016
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"I have updated the scores. Files attached.Ave Maria (TAM) Choral Score.pdfAve Maria (TAM) Ensemble Score.pdf"
Mar 10, 2016
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Ave Maria for Choir and Ensemble
"I have just realized that there are errors in both the vocal and ensemble scores. I will fix those shortly."
Mar 9, 2016
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Disjointed - An Orchestral Piece in 7/8
"Hi Peter

I have been using Garritan, exclusively for orchestral work, for 3 years now. It is much better than anything I used previously. I am also now much more aware of its limitations and would like to try something better. With Garritan, the…"
Oct 4, 2015
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Disjointed - An Orchestral Piece in 7/8
"Hi Susan

In the end, I think that cost would bite us in the derriere. I have some recordings that were done by the Bratislava. They are very good, just the odd fluff here and there. Susan Partlan said:
Eastern European orchestras such as the…"
Oct 4, 2015
Roger Fedyk replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Disjointed - An Orchestral Piece in 7/8
"Peter

The struggle with realism in sound libraries is one that is gradually being won by companies with the expertise to do it. They charge accordingly. The realism of the Hollywood Strings, Brass etc is breathtaking but even with the current…"
Oct 4, 2015
Erwin van Delft replied to Roger Fedyk's discussion Disjointed - An Orchestral Piece in 7/8
"I´m in favour of the idea. It is then even possible to make CD´s of it, and use part of the money to fund the orchestra, part for the website and part for the composer..."
Oct 3, 2015
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