Archive for January 2013

In rehearsal on Tuesday, I asked the choir to use the method of “count-singing.” This method is predicated upon two principles: First, we want to save voices — use as little of our voices to gain the maximum benefit of learning notes and, more important, rhythm. Second, we should all desire to progress in the... Read more »

A Tale of Two Requiems

Last night I had my first rehearsal with the Northwest Choral Society of 2013. We are currently working on two Requiems — one, Requiem for the World’s Unwanted Children, is by Chicago composer and educator, Daniel Salotti. The other is Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem. Dan Salotti’s Requiem uses texts from the Liber Usualis (the... Read more »