Good morning, everyone!
I’ve been working feverishly to put our competition sets together. While always a work in progress, this is the draft that is going forward to the festival organizers. In the coming days, I’ll post preferred YouTube videos along with downloadable links to the scores. (For those who prefer hard-copies, you’ll receive those at the first rehearsal in September.) The rep list is a combination of things we’ve done over the years during summer symposia, as well as stuff I’ve never programmed before.
[In rehearsal, I’ll tell you a bit about the prescriptive formula for programming for each category. They’re VERY specific. “Choose a piece in a language with difficult IPA written under a full moon before 1972 by a Zambian composer.” It was sort of like a giant crossword puzzle.]
Here’s what it looks like:
WORLD CHOIR GAME REP
Category: SACRED A CAPPELLA
Heinrich Schütz – Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, SWV 386 4’21”
Cyrillus Kreek – Psalm 1 – Happy is the Man 3’08”
Anton Bruckner – Christus Factus est 6’
Carl Rütti – Ite Missa Est 3’38”
John Fredrick Hudson – Commission “I Sing the Body Electric” 4’
Peteris Vasks – Mata Saule 4’40”
Thomas Lavoy – White stones 6’45”
Reena Esmail – Tuttarana 3’28”
Category: MIXED CHOIR (36+singers)
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Lahto 1’45
Johannes Brahms – An die Heimat 5’38
Paul Mealor – Lady, When I Behold The Roses Sprouting 3’15’
Eric Whitacre – Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine 8’41”
Stacey Gibbs – My God is a Rock 4’30’
Jeffrey Ames – I’ve Been in the Storm 4’10”
Marques Garrett – Great Day 3’25”
Moses Hogan – Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho 2’23”
Jake Runestad – Let My Love Be Heard
James Erb – Shenandoah (w/Vintage HS alumni)
Roshephanye Powell – To Sit and Dream
Undine Moore – Daniel, Daniel Servant of the Lord (w/Vintage HS alumni)
Brandon Waddles – Ride in the Chariot
IN OTHER NEWS – Fill out the DANG FORM!
Even if you’re not absolutely sure, we need your intended flight information so we can lock in airfares. The form also includes questions about rooming and preferences for hard-copies vs. e-reader scores. Would be great to have all this info TODAY if at all possible.
And finally… for your listening pleasure… The JAM on the Marsh videos went live today. Check out the Sabelo Alleluia and make sure you zoom in to the most amazing Jay Besch solo. It suddenly occurred to me while watching this that I got to see his “religious experience” every time, but none of the singers did.
Please keep up on email posts. We’ll post all the scores soon as well as information about arrivals, departures, and housing for out-of-towners for the upcoming rehearsal weekend.
SO. MANY. MOVING. PARTS.
P.S. Feel free to comment on the post if any of the rep triggers a visceral reaction – good or bad! LOL