As some GMG members know, I composed a good deal of music (some of it in an eccentric quarter-tone style) 40-50 years ago, but gave it all up for assorted reasons, which I delineated here:http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,4143.msg99876.html#msg99876
My manuscripts had become a source of depression to me, so many years ago I destroyed them all.
Or at least, I thought I had destroyed them all. Occasionally things surface from other areas of the vast Cato Archives!
One item was a very nice sketchbook, where I had begun a quarter-tone string quartet, an impossibly complex work. I removed my sketch and sent the otherwise blank book on to Karl Henning
In October 2015 another sketch surfaced for a 9-voice choir. I read through this seed from the early 1970's, and found the work to be of interest, even in embryonic form. One morning I awoke with the music playing in my head: so I thought, well, let's see what we have here!
By Spring of 2016, I had completed the sketch: I had been sending pages of it to our composing expert and expert composer Karl Henning
during the process. He suggested that I use a computer program to make the manuscript look professional, and allow a MIDI version to be created, which would be necessary for those unable to "hear" music from a printed a page alone. SO.... I found an online program called NoteFlight ($8.00 a month!) and transferred the manuscript to that. I almost gave up the whole project, since I found everything connected to the transfer tedious and frustrating, but I persisted.KARL HENNING
I cannot praise enough in this endeavor! He transferred the NoteFlight score to his Sibelius file to adjust the notation for the singers and to create a two-piano reduction. He has also recommended the work to two choirs: we shall see what happens!Exaudi me
is a hymn for double choir and a solo soprano: the work uses a 9-tone scale, with a few sections that use only the three missing notes (C#, G, E).
The work opens in medias res
with nonuple polyphony: Karl Henning
has prepared MIDI versions with computerized voices (on vowel sounds) and with synthesizers.
The score is also attached with a translation of the fairly simply Latin text.https://www.dropbox.com/s/kuipcg6shg1hswx/Schulte%20Exaudi%20Me%20voix%20-%202nd%20mix%20-%2030%20Dec%2016.mp3?dl=0https://www.dropbox.com/s/9gemfrymok152er/Schulte%20Exaudi%20Me%20synth%20-%2030%20Dec%2016.mp3?dl=0