Tag: choir

  • Never be witty: Schönberg on conducting

    Never be witty: Schönberg on conducting

    Schreker has a lot to do. During his absence, I am supposed to lead two rehearsals of the mixed choir, and more often the male choirs. I am still very much in doubt whether I can do this! A word from you, dear Herr Schönberg, would be extremely precious to me. In a letter of […]

  • Thematic concert programmes: worth the hassle?

    Thematic concert programmes: worth the hassle?

    Conductors…do not always know how to shape a meaningful whole out of smaller pieces…We often program according to some vague theme or chronological order, perhaps without real thought to or justification for our choices. I feel, as they say, seen. The themed programme is a staple of choral concerts the world over, and yet it […]

  • Making a ‘Virtual Choir’ video with free* software: Part 3 – Video

    Making a ‘Virtual Choir’ video with free* software: Part 3 – Video

    In this three-part series of posts, I’ll take you through why and how to make one of those charming multi-screen, multi-track musical videos, based on my own experiences. I’ve used software that’s freely available online [though see update below!], and I’m very much coming at this from the perspective of an amateur video editor, in […]

  • Making a ‘Virtual Choir’ video with free* software: Part 2 – Audio

    Making a ‘Virtual Choir’ video with free* software: Part 2 – Audio

    In this three-part series of posts, I’ll take you through why and how to make one of those charming multi-screen, multi-track musical videos, based on my own experiences. I’ve used software that’s freely available online [though see update below!], and I’m very much coming at this from the perspective of an amateur video editor, in […]

  • Making a ‘Virtual Choir’ video with free* software: Part 1 – Why

    Making a ‘Virtual Choir’ video with free* software: Part 1 – Why

    In this three-part series of posts, I’ll take you through why and how to make one of those charming multi-screen, multi-track musical videos, based on my own experiences. I’ve used software that’s freely available online [though see note below!], and I’m very much coming at this from the perspective of an amateur video editor, in […]