Episode 03 - Choral Direction, Part 2
In episode 03 we continue the conversation on choral conducting and the role of a Choir Director. This part of the conversation focuses on the practicalities of being a choral director (e.g. selecting music, administration, scouting venues, recruiting talent, preparing a score, allocation of voice types, etc.); as well as the business of rehearsing (e.g. how to motivate singers you’ve never conducted before, how to handle challenges with voice ranges and abilities, etc.) and performing.
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Music excerpts in Episode 03 include (in order of appearance):
"Quartet Of Swedes - Swedish Born And Swedish Bred" by Benjamin Britten, performed by The Plymouth Music Series (now VocalEssence) from Britten’s opera Paul Bunyan conducted by Philip Brunelle for via Virgin Classics (1987)
"Deo Dicamus Gratias" sung by the Plymouth Congregational Church choir off the album Praise And Thanksgiving: Music And Spoken Word, conducted by Philip Brunelle (2006)
"Tocotta In F Major" for organ by Charles-Marie Widor, performed by Philip Brunelle off the album Make A Joyful Noise (1998)
"Fairest Lord Jesus” performed by the Plymouth Congregational Church Senior Choir, conducted by Philip Brunelle, off the album Praise And Thanksgiving: Music And Spoken Word (2006)
"Agnus Dei” text by Marisha Chamberlain, music by Carol Barnett, performed by VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Monroe Crossing, conducted by Philip Brunelle off the album The World Beloved - A Bluegrass Mass (2010)
"The Settling Years - The Settling Years: II. Beneath These Alien Stars” text by Robert Carr/Anonymous, music by Libby Larsen, performed by VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Monroe Crossing, and conducted by Philip Brunelle off the album The World Beloved - A Bluegrass Mass (2010)