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The Girl Who Would Not Dance

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Short lively adaptation of Russian folk melody, for violin, cello, horn,…Continue

The White Knight's Song by Lewis Carroll

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My musical setting of the Lewis Carroll poem, with lyrics substantially…Continue

The Dark-Eyed Lover

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Image from Library of Congress George Grantham Bain collectionBrief light…Continue

Sappho: To Aphrodite -- Song for two sopranos

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Jon Corelis replied to Stephen Lines's discussion New Adagio for Strings
"I just mentioned it as a particularly good example of your description of how to maintain interest in a slow movement.  I thought you might be familiar with it (it's so popular I've heard it on elevators!) but I was keeping in mind…"
12 hours ago
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

The Girl Who Would Not Dance

Short lively adaptation of Russian folk melody, for violin, cello, horn, clarinet, percussion, and timpani. The sound file was generated with software using synth instruments as a demo.Audio file on SoundCloud.…See More
yesterday
Jon Corelis replied to Stephen Lines's discussion New Adagio for Strings
"Having listened to the piece a couple of times, my reaction is much the same as Gav Brown's.  It's musically skilled, but I just found it hard to engage with it for the reasons Gav outlines.      I like the feeling of…"
Monday
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

The White Knights Song by Lewis Carroll

My musical setting of the Lewis Carroll poem, with lyrics substantially abridged. The sound file was generated with software, using choral ahs for vocals, even though the vocal is supposed to be a single voice.  Lyrics on the linked pages:The White Knights…See More
Saturday
Jon Corelis replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"As often, I have to reply more as a typical listener than as a composer giving technical advice, but as such I agree with the favorable reactions of others to this piece.  I think it would be a strong candidate for inclusion in concert…"
Saturday
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

The Dark-Eyed Lover

Image from Library of Congress George Grantham Bain collectionBrief light Russian folk dance for violin, clarinet, and cello. Revision of 21 June 2019.Audio, notes and link to score on SoundCloud page:The Dark-Eyed Lover by Jon Corelis on SoundCloud.If you prefer:…See More
Friday
Jon Corelis replied to OscoBosco's discussion Melancholic piano piece I composed.
"A nice polished piece, but I found myself wishing for more variety.  I wonder if moving the right hand up an octave in some sections would help."
Jun 20
Jon Corelis posted discussions
Jun 19
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Ave Regina
"Thanks for the response.  I tried to make it different in style from the usual hymn.  The Latin lyrics and a translation are on the MuseScore page, but you have to click on Show More at the right."
Jun 18
Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Ave Regina
"Not a pro here but I liked it a lot. The ending reminds me a little of a music from my church, it even has a poco rall on it. I don'tt know this style verry well but I kinda like it. Don't know what the words mean though"
Jun 18
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Jun 15
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"
Jun 15
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Jun 15
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

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
Jun 14
Jon Corelis posted a blog post

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
Jun 13

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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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