Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Everyone wants to know

Everyone wants to know what music we are doing next year . . . and so do I. It is a question I wrestle with daily, to tell you the truth . . . and not just a 10-15 minute dilemma. I've spent a few hours on it today; it will be the most important decision I make for the upcoming year.

Lots of factors go into the process, some I haven't even thought of yet.

I'll post a partial list of what I'm considering so that I can point to something for all those wondering.

I wouldn't stake my life on this list, but here is one rendition of possibilities for next year:

Pater noster, qui es in coelis - Jacobus Gallus
Venetian Motet Book selections
Singet dem Herrn (Bach)

Jagdlied (Mendelssohn)
Mass in Eb Major (Rheinberger)
Nunc Dimittis (Gustav Holst)
Darthulas Grabesgesang (Brahms)

Warum ist (Brahms)

Ave Maria (Rihard Dubra)
Hiilella piirretyt puut (Pekka Kostiainen)
Sleep (Eric Whitacre)
Ave Maria (Javier Busto)
Auringon noustessa (Toivo Kuula)
Dziedot Dzimu, Dziedot Augu - Alfred Kalnins
Odpiraj, dekle, kamrico - Ambroz Copi
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (Nils Linberg)
Walton Music. (8500344)

Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho (Jester Hairston)
My Lord, What a Mornin' (Harry T. Burleigh)
Lord If I Got My Ticket (Shaw-Parker)
Deep River (arr. Norman Luboff)
Joshua Fit de Battle (Norman Luboff)
Cindy (arr. Mack Wilberg)


Marybeth Verchot said...

No Samuel Barber? ;.;

Lauren Davidson said...

alrighty...Lauren's picks
Ave Maria (Busto)
Deep River
Joshua (i don't remember which one)

and the men's choir should totally do Dulaman

Charles said...

Is that My lord the one singers did on light and live?

Philip L. Copeland said...

MBV: Great idea. Which one do you have in mind?

Lauren: you are predictable

Charles: ML wasn't on Light and Live, was it?

Clayton said...

Dulaman big NO for mens ensemble.
We will be better than that.

Anonymous said...

Dulaman is a Chanticleer piece...not hard, but certainly something that everyone who hears it loves...

Anonymous said...



delia said...

My Lord What a Morn' isn't on light and live....but it is on one of my bootlegged concert singers cds...awesome song

Marybeth Verchot said...

Anything! Your favorite!

Erin said...

Erin, Sarah, and Delia say, you better do Sleep... especially Erin... she's not coming back if you don't!! See her blog for more details...

Anonymous said...

as lame as this may sound
what ever you put in front of us I'll sing
because it never fails
you will always give us something that i hate for like a month and after like a month and a day i realize how great the peice is
clay i agree that all choirs but mostly the men's choir are going to be rockin rockin this year
but come on man
i cant wait to get back to you guys
you are all missed
even the kids i dont know,

Sarah LH said...

no, linc, not lame... contrite and deferential, and an excellent attitude that EVERYONE in the choir should adopt. after all, he's not DR. p-cope for nothing!

Nick said...

I suggest WITH A LILY IN YOUR HAND by is an upbeat, fast piece and challenging enough to everyone...its really awesome

Anonymous said...

it is also not lame that i had to look up the words contrite and and differential?