Author Topic: Choral Music  (Read 4181 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ComposerOfAvantGarde

  • Guest
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2016, 12:58:07 PM »
Yes indeed, I do think I like some choral music... Sticking to 20th century music unmentioned so far
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/VGc-Tu_1yGw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/VGc-Tu_1yGw</a>
An excellent piece! Schnittke has composed a large bunch of shorter choral works I admire as well. :)

Offline Brewski

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 12994
  • "Man With No Shadow" by Makoto Tojiki (2009)
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2016, 08:12:31 PM »
Another fan of the Schnittke here, too. Also, this one occurred to me after mentioning it on the "favorite Stockhausen" thread:



--Bruce
"Do you realize that we're meteorites; almost as soon as we're born, we have to disappear?"

~Iannis Xenakis

Twitter: @BruceHodgesNY

Offline Monsieur Croche

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1439
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 06:58:33 AM »
In yet other veins of the contemporary:

David Lang ~ The Passing Measures (1998)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/3jZsaUOQofU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/3jZsaUOQofU</a>

David Lang ~ Crowd Out (2014)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/puPmm9-3-nI" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/puPmm9-3-nI</a>

Joep Franssens ~ Harmony of the Spheres (2001)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/wLkmMEEiNBk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/wLkmMEEiNBk</a>

« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 07:20:54 AM by Monsieur Croche »
~ I'm all for personal expression; it just has to express something to me. ~

kishnevi

  • Guest
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2016, 05:04:57 PM »
Errr,  no one seems to have mentioned Part....or Taverner, although I like Part a good deal more.

There is a small but active community of Catholic composers producing music meant for liturgical use, much of it choral.  I don't know enough of it to say what its quality is.  Cato is undoubtedly a better source on that angle.

Offline hpowders

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 201
  • Location: Tampa Bay
  • Currently Listening to:
    The complete Haydn String Quartets and complete Haydn Fortepiano Sonatas
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2016, 10:40:16 AM »
Wow! I can't believe what I am reading! Less expressive?

The human voice is the MOST expressive instrument.

Why do you think there are so many shouts and screams after so many live opera performances?  8)

Favorite choral works: Haydn The Creation, Britten War Requiem, Verdi Requiem, Mozart Great C minor Mass.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2016, 10:42:34 AM by El Píthi »
"Why do so many of us try to explain the beauty of music thus depriving it of its mystery?" Leonard Bernstein. (Wait a minute!! Didn't Bernstein spend most of his life doing exactly that???)

Offline VonStupp

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 591
    • Amazon Public Profile
  • Location: Breadbasket, USA
  • Currently Listening to:
    Backtracking through my catalog
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2021, 04:51:24 AM »
I see that choral conductor Michel Corboz has passed. I always thought he had a unique view of the standard symphonic choral literature, partly due to the ensembles he led, such as the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

A few weeks ago I listened to Portuguese composer João Domingos Bomtempo's (1775-1842) Requiem à la mémoire de Camões in C minor, Op. 23, and was rather taken with it. I've posted Corboz's performance of it - Rest in Peace.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/fk3WmE3-sIQ&amp;ab_channel=Lusofolias" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/fk3WmE3-sIQ&amp;ab_channel=Lusofolias</a>

My apologies for slapping this tribute in the choral music thread, especially since Florestan specifies no orchestral accompaniment. I couldn't really find a memorial thread or a choral music category that seemed to fit.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2021, 09:52:34 AM by VonStupp »
“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”

Offline VonStupp

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 591
    • Amazon Public Profile
  • Location: Breadbasket, USA
  • Currently Listening to:
    Backtracking through my catalog
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2021, 08:10:29 AM »
One more from the late conductor Michel Corboz: Franz von Suppé's Requiem in d minor:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/6bwrXQdA2Ho&amp;ab_channel=José_Ignacio_H." target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/6bwrXQdA2Ho&amp;ab_channel=José_Ignacio_H.</a>


I see that choral conductor Michel Corboz has passed recently. I always thought he had a unique view of the standard symphonic choral literature, partly due to the ensembles he led, such as the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

A few weeks ago I listened to Portuguese composer João Domingos Bomtempo's (1775-1842) Requiem à la mémoire de Camões in C minor, Op. 23, and was rather taken with it. I've posted Corboz's performance of it - Rest in Peace.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/fk3WmE3-sIQ&amp;ab_channel=Lusofolias" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/fk3WmE3-sIQ&amp;ab_channel=Lusofolias</a>
“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”

Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 61013
  • Et quid amabo nisi quod ænigma est?
    • Henningmusick
  • Location: Boston, Mass.
  • Currently Listening to:
    Shostakovich, D. Scarlattii, Stravinsky, JS Bach, Liszt, Martinů, Haydn, Henning
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2021, 09:05:08 AM »
One more from the late conductor Michel Corboz: Franz von Suppé's Requiem in d minor:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/6bwrXQdA2Ho&amp;ab_channel=José_Ignacio_H." target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/6bwrXQdA2Ho&amp;ab_channel=José_Ignacio_H.</a>



Our Cato put me onto the von Suppé Requiem, I believe. Time I listened again.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Offline VonStupp

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 591
    • Amazon Public Profile
  • Location: Breadbasket, USA
  • Currently Listening to:
    Backtracking through my catalog
Re: Choral Music
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2021, 01:00:01 PM »
[...] The one choral piece I have sung by the late R. Murray Schafer, I think it was called Gamelan, was really tough.

VS

I love when avant garde print music is a piece of visual art in and of itself, and R. Murray Schafer's Epitaph for Moonlight fits that bill.

The internet and I finally remembered what I had the opportunity to sing all those years ago. This group makes it sound really easy, although the two pieces couldn't be more different.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/dzUXzu7JYFc&amp;ab_channel=Vancouver_Chamber_Choir" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/dzUXzu7JYFc&amp;ab_channel=Vancouver_Chamber_Choir</a>  <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/BaOZzsqOqM8&amp;ab_channel=Vancouver_Chamber_Choir" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/BaOZzsqOqM8&amp;ab_channel=Vancouver_Chamber_Choir</a> 
“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”