Choral Regina Caeli - New Work
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    (Bumping now that it isn't the busiest time of the year.)

    Any thoughts on this?
    Anyone planning to use it next year?
  • Adam,

    Thank you for composing it. It has brightened my day.

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  • Don9of11Don9of11
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    I listened to the audio sample you provided and I know it says "relaxed" but I think your tempo is too relaxed.
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  • Do you mean it to sound as if it were the celebration scene at the end of The Scarlet and the Black?
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    > I listened to the audio sample you provided and I know it says "relaxed" but I think your tempo is too relaxed.

    I slowed the sample down so it was easier to listen to the harmonies.
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    I NEED AN OPINION

    I've composed the versicle.
    Thoughts?
    (ignore the time signatures)

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  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    OH ALSO, you should totally program this for Easter
  • m. 7 to the end - consider switching alto and tenor.
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  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    > switching alto and tenor

    i definitely agree with this.

    ---
    BUT

    okay so i guess my big question here is:
    Is the key change just here at the end cheesy and on the nose, or is it - as i am hoping - a beautiful musical expression of Christ's rising, and a fitting end to the piece?
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    EASTER IS COMING
  • Adam,
    I haven't looked at in tremendously great detail, but it seems that the key change is gratuituous --- what you called "cheesy and on the nose". Mind you, the vertical presentation before the key change is jarring to my ear. Is this intentional?
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    It was just an idea that I thought was interesting at the time. I like it less now.
  • SalieriSalieri
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    Programming it for Eastertide this year---perhaps at May Crowning Mass.

    Also, is it possible to extract the Alleluia (quoting the [in]famous mode vi Antiphon) for use as the Communion Antiphon (or, rather, in my place, the Vespers Antiphon) at the Easter Vigil?
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  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    Extract away!
    If you write or freshly arrange a tone for verses, please post it.
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    Oh - and if there is any way you could make a recording of the whole piece, I would very much appreciate it.
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    Where was this piece written?
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  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    On a piano in the lobby of building 1900 at the Googleplex, in the middle of the night.
  • chonakchonak
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    The versicle is missing some words: "Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia"
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  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    This is true. Though I believe what I included is a complete and correct utterance in Latin.

    (Not that it matters, I don't think I like it.)
  • francisfrancis
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    Am I mistaken or are you proposing an Eb in the upper part and a prolonged E natural in the bass line?