Tag: choral music

  • 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 […]

  • Diversifying repertoire: some practical considerations

    Diversifying repertoire: some practical considerations

    In 2018, I set myself the challenge of programming a week of daily services, for my choir at Christ Church Cathedral, which would feature only music by women. The hope was that we’d find some music to introduce into our core repertoire. In this post I write about why I thought that was worth doing, […]

  • 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 […]