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The Holly and the Ivy

Started on Sunday 0 Replies

The holly and the ivyMy arrangement for full chorus of a traditional…Continue

Senex puerum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Werner yesterday. 6 Replies

Senex puerumAn old Latin hymn suitable for Christmas or liturgical use for…Continue

The Cherry Tree Carol

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The Cherry Tree CarolMy choral arrangement for SATB of a traditional…Continue

The Dilly Carol

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Werner on Friday. 3 Replies

The Dilly Carolfor SATB chorusYes, it's that time of year again -- the…Continue

 

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Claude Werner replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Senex puerum
"I meant the Bulgarian choir link... But obviously not if you wrote it a year ago..."
yesterday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Senex puerum
"Thanks for the response, and for liking it. I'm not sure what link you're referring to, but I originally composed this piece about a year ago.  The version I posted here is a revised and corrected score, but using the same scale and…"
yesterday
Claude Werner replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Senex puerum
"Jon this is great man! By far my favourite of all the pieces I've heard from you! Did my link the other day have an influence? (wink, wink). I disagree with my esteemed colleague Stephen, I didn't find any of those intervals hard to sing…"
yesterday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Senex puerum
"I should add that due to Ottoman influence many Eastern European scales seem to be derived from Arabian scales through Turkish musical influence, so it wouldn't be surprising if the supposedly Arabic scale I used was also found in Hungary."
yesterday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Senex puerum
"Thanks for the perceptive comments.  I'll keep them in mind for a future revision. The measure numbering is just a mistake.  I must somehow have done something inadvertently to make the notation software restart the measure numbers…"
yesterday
Stephen Lines replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Senex puerum
"A very interesting piece to listen to but I'm not sure 'live' vocalists would be too happy. There are numerous examples of difficulty of which some are the leap of a major 7th in the Sopranos at m.6 and elsewhere. Also several leaps…"
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Claude Werner replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Dilly Carol
"No dear Jon, not a comparison at all. It just made me think of that, which I love and I thought I'd share with you!"
Friday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Dilly Carol
"I always appreciate a response, but I'm puzzled by what this one means.  I assume it implies a comparison between my piece and the singing of Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir, but I can't tell if the implication is…"
Friday
Jon Corelis posted a blog post

Articles from New Music USA

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 contemporary art song…See More
Friday
Claude Werner replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Dilly Carol
Friday
Claude Werner replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Another interesting quote
"Debussy was certainly lucky in that he lived at a time where almost no one was trying to break barriers and come up with the "next thing". He also lived at a time where music's main aim was to be beautiful... Fast forward to the 21st…"
Friday
Bob Porter replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Another interesting quote
""Life is too short to play bad music" ~ Bob Brozman"
Thursday
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Maybe the site should have one of those thermometer tube graphics showing the level of contributions. (There are some open air musicians at the local farmers' market to whom I am tempted to suggest that they get an actual plastic and cardboard…"
Thursday
Jon Corelis posted discussions
Thursday
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Another interesting quote
" “A naked Ayre without guide, or prop, or colour but his owne, is easily censured of everies eare, and requires so much the more invention to make it please.”                   …"
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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 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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