I'm looking to temporarily join a community chorus in Manhattan for a few months this winter. I've found van.org but as far as I can make out it lists mostly pretty serious choirs and chorales. [more inside]
Back in possibly the mid-to late 80's, or early 90's at the latest, I caught a bit of a program on television about a choral piece of classical music, which at the time was being billed as sung by (faulty memory may apply here) the largest choral ensemble ever assembled. It's also possible that it was the combination of symphonic musicians + chorus equalled the largest group assembled for a piece of choral music. [more inside]
I'm a member of the Board of Directors for a chorus; I'm also the librarian for the chorus. I'd like to withdraw from both positions by the end of the year (i.e., the choral year, meaning by May 2015), but I suspect it will be tricky to do without causing a fair amount of consternation. I'm looking for advice on the best way to go about it. [more inside]
There is an aria/section of a classical piece in my head I cannot identify. There is a soprano or mezzo-soprano solo (with an orchestra behind I think, though I cannot remember any details of the music), who sings a line that is something like "never seen his face (possibly "this place") before". It also contains a chorus shouting in between the soloist's phrases, with children's or an amplified child's voice quite prominent in parts of this shouting. [more inside]
Looking for Messiah sings, greater Boston area. [more inside]
Turns out I really like to exercise to cheerleader/chanting/marching type pop songs. Can anyone recommend songs with that same kind of chorus/chanting and beat that isn't actually marching band music? Examples inside. [more inside]
How would you describe music like this, and can you recommend more like it? Kind of dreamy vocals and swelling strings, old-fashioned mid-20th-century feeling.
Example 1: The children's chorus from the opening to Night of the Hunter, starting about 32 seconds into this video
Example 2: Walt Kelly's "Willow the Wasp", 30 second sample on amazon
Looking for a choral work I heard several years ago. It had a line that was repeated a few times throughout that ended in the word "done," but the 'n' sound was stretched out like "dunnnnnnn." It may have been 'work is done' or something similar. I think it was religious. Any help? [more inside]
Name this 80s pop-country song! [more inside]
SongFilter. Super sweet soul tune: does it have a twin? [more inside]
Pop-rock songs with unusual/unique constructions, structures, patterns, tempo changes, time signature changes, instrumental/vocal interplay, etc... Stuff you probably don't realize upon a casual first listen. And not necessarily something obvious like "multiple songs in one" (eg "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"), or songs with no chorus. [more inside]
Help me find more songs with high pitched repetitive sounds or words tacked on at the end of the chorus, please! [more inside]
What are the technical and scientific reasons most pop music is structured so there're 3 or 4 verses and a repeated chorus? [more inside]
Is there a name for the use of one chorus to mean entirely different things based on the context of the verse the chorus follows? Can you name further examples? [more inside]
I need to find songs that sound similar to the chorus of "destrokk" by mgmt (video included)! It's a typical chord sequence, so there must be a few! [more inside]
What kind of music is British Sea Power's Men Together Today (listen, 0:40)
, if any particular type? I want more but can't figure out what to search for. It's not Gregorian chant. [more inside]
I just got a nice keyboard with no on-board effects. What are some good effects equipment for keyboard? Should I just string along some MXR pedals? Invest in a Roland Space Echo? VST?
Bernadette Peters: did she sing Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise" on television? [more inside]
Lo-fi group recording: how can I record a 6-8 person sing-along choir cleanly if I don't already own a bunch of headphones and splitters? [more inside]
Is there a multi-track audio format suitable for chorus practice? That and [more inside]
Help me find the "lyrics" to the chanting/choral parts of John Barry's score for the film "The Lion In Winter." [more inside]
In 4th grade, We sang a song where the title sounded like "Massalanga Nay Nay". It was an African song, but not like real African, just cheesy grade school multicultural. Anyone have any inkling as to the real title or spelling, or where I can find the sheet music to this song?
Can anyone identify this melody?
(350 kB .WAV, whistled here) [more inside]
Choral music reccommendations? [more inside]
Here is an appeal to the Classics scholars out there. Some time ago I read an article that told a story in passing of the effects of live drama upon an unsophisticated audience in a provincial town in the Roman empire. The citizens had hitherto never been exposed to the particular form--it was on the comedic end of the scale and involved singing as I imperfectly recall--and reacted with a sort of mass hysteria: they went into a mass swoon, rioted and things fell apart and days later there were still people in the streets singing the choruses of the songs. I have tried to Google this a number of times and have yet to find anything resembling what I read. Does this ring a bell with anyone here ?