new recording, Ave Regina
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Recently had the pleasure of recording this motet in Prague! Several years ago, a number of colleagues here were sceptical that all the intonation planning I was doing was feasible or desirable. Happy to report that all worked well! The link is to a choral score synchronized to the recording.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZclgbH7qTI8
  • igneusigneus
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    (just curious) Where in Prague was the recording made?
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    It was a little church called "Modlitebna" ..
    (edit .. see below ... Korunni 60 ..)
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  • Charming!
    (Although I struggle with "kaelorum".)

    Sung very well and the piece is very interesting! A little masterpiece in fact. I'd never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.
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  • igneusigneus
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    It was a little church called "Modlitebna" ..


    "modlitebna" (~ prayer hall) is a general word used in our language for any (non-Catholic) congregation room which doesn't have the form of a church. (Some of them even look like churches, but the owning denominations still prefer not to call them church.)

    So I've still no idea where the recording was made, but I will look for a modlitebna which is particularly small.
  • This is quite an excellent recording. It does use real singers, correct? I notice you have invented (or found) a computer program that seemingly "reads" the notes from a Sibelius score and then creates a sonic rendering that sounds like an actual choir:

    https://intonalist.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/mozart-ave-verum-example-3/

    The result of this machine is truly splendid !
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Igneus the recording was made in the "prayer hall" on Korunni at #60. From what the producer told me, it was at one time used as a recording studio for Czech radio, but is now mostly used as a church (no idea what denomination). The chorus is the Kühn Choir of Prague, and yes they're very good!
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  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Dixit_Dominus_44
    I notice you have invented (or found) a computer program that seemingly "reads" the notes from a Sibelius score and then creates a sonic rendering that sounds like an actual choir:


    It's not so easy as that sounds, by any means! But yes, I used synthesized choir sounds to make approximations of choral works. They get across the pitch, rhythm, and dynamics but can be frustrating in a kind of plodding regularity and vowel and consonant obscurity.

    To be clear, the recording in this post is real singers, however!
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    ServiamScores

    Thanks! I may back away from "Caelorum" and go with "Coelorum". Presently a footnote offers both pronunciations as optional. It seems that one of them is 'classical' Latin and the other the Latin of around the time of the original antiphon text. This potentially inaccurate summary is not based on anything deeper than internet browing, however!