Category Archives: Connections

Spring Music

Spring is here. Hooray. We didn’t really have winter here in NYC this year, so not much of a celebratory feeling here, but it’s still always nice to acknowledge Spring, one of the nicer seasons (unless you’re an allergy sufferer). … Continue reading

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Happy (only slightly belated) Lunar New Year!

I hope all are well. I’ve been kept very busy with non musical duties for some time now, but I am writing this now because I was very impressed, yet again, with a recent performance by the One World Symphony … Continue reading

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Contemporary Composers

Here’s a great article that highlights the contemporary composer: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/who-and-where-are-americas-composers/  

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12-tone Composition challenge

I have suggested at SonsofSibelius that composers challenge themselves by composing something utilizing the 12-tone method of composition. I think a lot of creativity is locked up in our own personal rules and limitations and that by smashing through our … Continue reading

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When David Heard

Eric Whitacre’s When David Heard is one of the most beautiful pieces of choral music written in our times, or any other. From ericwhitacre.com: “The text, one single, devastating sentence, is from the King James Bible; II Samuel, 18:33: When … Continue reading

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See this post on the SibeliusMusic situation

Here is a post at the Sibelian Conspiracy of the ongoing situation that began when Avid decided to scrap the SibeliusMusic.com website. The SibelianConspiracy As usual, Maria has made a very professional, conservative assessment of the situation – maybe I … Continue reading

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