Sunday, December 15th: George Federick Handel: Messiah
Baroque composer George Frideric Handel was born in Halle, Germany, in 1685. In 1705 he made his debut as an opera composer with Almira. He produced several operas with the Royal Academy of Music in England before forming the New Royal Academy of Music in 1727.25 Jun 2019
Birth Date: February 23, 1685
Education: University of Halle
Death Date: April 14, 1759
Youtube practice from ChoraLine (just the first few choruses)
4- 8min 46sec;
9- 21:50 (bar 106)
Sunday May 19th: Mozart; Requiem + TBC
Mozart Requiem - Midi Choral Music: If you prefer to download the files to play locally on your phone, tablet, in the car, as you work out...
You can use Musescore to display the MIDI files linked to from this page on the stave.
It's free, legal and very good.
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
"A Winter Uplifter!"
Songs and Sonnets
Rehearsal tracks are here
Hoagy Carmichael arr. John Rutter:
Todd: Mass in Blue
The recording by the Vasari Singers: Conductor Jeremy Backhouse Bethany Halliday: Soprano is here on YouTube.
Will Todd's own website also has the recording in six parts here.
On a linked page from the website you find his own rehearsal files here. All the files for your part can be downloaded in a zip file to unzip and play on your phone or mp3 player, or you can play the files on the page itself.
Winter 2017 programme
‘Sound the trumpet, beat the drums’
Summer 2017 programme
Mendelssohn - Verleih uns Frieden (in the ESU Book - please bring with you!)
Stanford - The Blue Bird (copies to be provided)
MacMillan - In splendoribus sanctorum (copies to be provided)
D. Clark - Strawberry Fair (copies to be provided, or brought with you if you still have one hiding at home)
Resources for Spring '17 Concert
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Gloria P8; 4:45
Fig 10 P21: 12:18
Fugue P33: 18:36
Credo P49: 22:55
Find Jonathon's Italian pronunciation tracks HERE
Puccini and the Church - Finally, the first part of this documentary may be of interest to those who would like to know more about Puccini's early life as a church musician, and the influence this had on his music for the stage.
The Messe di Gloria is discussed at the beginning of Part Two:
Leoncavallo, ‘Bell Chorus’ from Pagliacci (OUP Opera Choruses, ed. Rutter, pp. 135-144)