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The rose in full bloom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis Sep 11. 2 Replies

The rose in full bloomfor solo fluteThe rose in full bloom for solo flute:…Continue

Butterfly

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ButterflyFor solo flute. This composition is based on a traditional…Continue

Snow Country

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Snow CountryFor solo flute.The sound file was created with software as a demo.Score and sound file available at:…Continue

Lovers in Winter

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Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The rose in full bloom
"Thanks for the reply, and for liking it. I compose a lot for flute, and still am uncertain about rests.  I've gotten conflicting responses on my pieces from flute players, from "why aren't there any rests?" to "why are…"
Sep 11
michael diemer replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The rose in full bloom
"Very nicely done, john. My only suggestion is that there is an extended passage where there don't appear to be any rests. But then, I have heard James Galway go on for so long that I myself became out of breath, so maybe this isn't a…"
Sep 10
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The rose in full bloom

The rose in full bloomfor solo fluteThe rose in full bloom for solo flute: Variations on a traditional Irish airScore and computer-generated audio file at:MuseScore The rose in full bloomorYouTube The rose in…See More
Sep 9
Bob Porter replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Coventry Carol
"Ah well, I'm probably one of the few who never watched Game of Thrones. Let me see if I understand. You said a few posts above that you follow meters closely, and harmonies close to the original sometimes. In order to "apply the…"
Aug 28
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Coventry Carol
"Thanks for the further commens, which I do find interesting. Yes, one of my sources says that the original would have been performed by three male voices -- evidently the old mystery plays were performed by all male casts, like most traditional…"
Aug 28
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Butterfly

ButterflyFor solo flute. This composition is based on a traditional Japanese melody, though it strays rather too far from the original tune to be called an arrangement of it.The sound file was generated with software as a demo.Audio file and score at:MuseScore Butterflyor…See More
Aug 28
Bob Porter replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Coventry Carol
"Jon, Don't get me wrong, I like much of what you did. Though I think you could have been a little bit more adventurous harmonically. I'm not talking here about original harmonies, but rather the harmonies in general. You do a good job of…"
Aug 28
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Coventry Carol
"Thanks for the response.  My version follows the original 16th century version closely in its meters. The harmonies I've modified more, but where they sound unusual to a contemporary listener, it's probably exactly because those…"
Aug 27
Bob Porter replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Coventry Carol
"Jon,   Perhaps I'm not as familiar with the original as I should be. But I feel there are uncomfortable meters, and harmonies. The variations are interesting."
Aug 27
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Aug 26
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Coventry Carol
"Thanks for the response; I'm glad you liked it."
Aug 25
Gav Brown replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Coventry Carol
"Hi Jon, Atavistic and effective, it really evokes the times. Thanks for posting! Gav"
Aug 25
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

Two Witches' Songs from Shakespeare

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Aug 24
Erin Bloke replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Stravinsky on Cage
"I kind of can't believe it, but I didn't realize stravinsky and cage were around at the same time!"
Aug 24

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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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