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  1. Tersanctus in G minor

    This is an application of the "Ter sanctus," (thrice holy) often used in the Eastern Orthodox Church; it is also known as the "trisagion." I'm thinking of working out some more sacred motets in the near future. The piece itself is rather simple harmonically and texturally speaking, and this is intentional; I prefer it this way. These pieces could certainly be more complex and thorough, but I enjoy writing small, simple pieces with a sacred text. Anyway, I'd still love some feedback with all that said!
  2. This is my first time posting on this site! Just looking for some feedback/suggestions on a few pieces. Unfortunately, all I have is a MIDI file for sound, so I suppose that will have to do. Thanks in advance for any comments! P.S. The midi recording has some strange mistakes in it. Most likely because of not wanting to double up on accidentals when different layers in each part share a note.
  3. How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place

    Hey folks, This is my first attempt at composing for choir. It's obviously not a full-scale piece. It's meant for use as a short prelude. I would love some tips on how to spice up the piano part without disrupting the peaceful nature of the piece. Thanks! P.S. I know you all prefer MP3 to MIDI so sorry about that :/ How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place MIDI.mid
  4. Silver Embers of Boleskine Manor.mp3 View the score and all parts: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6jlOCXV6ldFU0hPTHRoSG9fSHM It also received the 15 second harp treatment, proving the feasability of the quadruple simultaneous slide technique: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=412071119141885&id=207034236312242 I'm not really sure how to describe this piece beyond it being like a pandiatonic to C major set theory and generative process compostion, so there's that. I will also copy past the program notes: Boleskine 57.2653° N, 4.4747° W Stonehenge 51.1789° N, 1.8262° W Pyramid 29.9792° N, 31.1342° E Use Stonehenge Longitude west as a scale degree pattern, as well as the pyramid longitude and the Boleskine longitude. In C: Longitude Motifs: Boleskine: FFBFB Stonehenge: CcDAD Pyramid: ECCEFD Binumeral Motifs: Boleskine: 44 47 74 FF FB BF Stonehenge 18, 26, 62, 82 Cc, DA, AD, cD Pyramid: 31, 11, 13, 34, 42 EC, CC, CE, EF, FD Harp can enharmonic the pyramid 3113 E/Fb, C/B# And Boleskine 47 F/E#, B/Cb The strings are perfect for Stonehenge. Scordatura KB can be pyramid to emphasize that bassy Earthiness EACF instead of EADG 9 108 12 36 72 144 666 Moon diameter:distance=1:108 Sun distance to diameter 1:108 Various gematria: 47, 74 Peace 23.5+23.5=47, mvmt I m. 47 has a pedal slide in the harp to signify the Earth's tilt. 66.66 nautical miles is 123454.32 meters. In mvmt I m 66 violin 2 plays a run of cdefgfed to represent this. 44 Baalbeck Baalbeck is where the temple of Bacchus is. This temple has dimensions of 66x31x35 meters! 66 and 66 The perimeter is 202m. 202 gematria leads to the great pyramid and the golden ratio. 4747 leads to '13.56 mhz applied to water vapor'. Found a study of a device with a 13.56mhz power supply, that used plasma to extract hydrogen from water vapor. Plasma generators are upcoming 'free' energy devices, many seem to be using 13.56mhz from the ISM rf standards. Perhaps the pyramids are plasma generators Earth's orbital velocity 66,648mph 4 (tetrahedron) x12 (dodecahedron) =48 4+8=12. 12 apostles. A dodecahedron is 12 pentagrammic or pentagonal faces, pentagon, 5. Plato said the universe is a dodecahedron, which is found to explain the particularities of the cosmic microwave background. 666:108 time, tempo, beats, bars etc 666-108=558 666+108=774 66+108=174 108-66=42 Silver Atomic mass 108 Atomic number 47 Crystal structure is cubic Cubes have 12 faces, 6 sides, 8 vertices Total angle degrees 2160 216/2=108 KB and Harp represent the pyramids Strings represent Stonehenge Tutti Represent Boleskine 3 mvmts I. 66 bars II. 31 bars III. 35 bars Architecture of the first mvmt is a binary of 35 and 31 bars. 24 bar base with 11 or 7 bars of development, 11+7 is 18, 1+8 is 9. So write out a 24 bar base, then you can vary it in each binary section later, and then insert development episodes, cadenza, and prologue bars ad lib to reach 11 and 7. Architecture of mvmt II. Beat patterns follow the cube. Also, every 24 beats (8 bars) a 'sam' cycle of polyrhythms. 12 beat pattern in harp (4 bars in 3/4x2=8bar) 6 beat in kb (2 bar in 3/4x4=8bars) 8 beat in strings 2 2/3 bars (3x=8bars) They align at 24, 48, and 72, and 144 beats 31 bars in 3/4 is 93 beats, so the biggest possible alignment is the 72 beats, which is 24 bars basis, 8bar theme x3 occurrences with variation in each (sort of like theme and variations form). Architecture of third movement is cube+9. 12+6+8+9=35 bars Ratio of bars to minutes/time/length of piece 1 132 bars ----- ------------ 108 14256/144=99 99 is the simple gematria for new moon (silver/108 also represents the full moon), 594 is the english gematria. 594 seconds is 9.9 min, total length of the piece I. 4/4, 66.6 bpm 66mm 237 sec II. 3/4, 36 bpm 31mm 155 sec Which leaves 202 sec to reach 594 so III. 5/4 51.75bpm 35mm 202 sec 202 is temple of bacchus perimeter 66+66+35+35=202meters Temple of Bacchus represents Helios(sun god) or Jupiter depending on which culture was using it at the time. Ratio of Jupiter's distance from sun compared to earth's to sun is 5:1. 108(lunar)x5(solar and jovian) is 540:1. 540 is a pentagon, which is the shape that represents homo sapiens. The latitude of Stonehenge is 51. The Pyramid is angled at 51 degrees. 5-1 V-I G-C pretty much doesn't occur in this piece, really only the harp ever plays a G and even then it's orchestrated under the rug. Mostly you just get the resonance of G from the G's on the harp in sympathetic resonance with the rest of what is happening in the piece, and overtones. Thus through omission and undermining, the omnipotent and grand significance of 51 is in a way all throughout any given moment of time in this piece. It cannot quite be heard or seen, but simultaneously it is in a way always there, everywhere, flowing throughout.
  5. The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Someone on another forum was asking for music for their church treble choir that's just starting to learn to sing harmony. They are good at partner songs and call and response. So this is church appropriate and uses lots of unison and call and response, plus a little bit of harmony. Since it has so much unison it needed a piano/organ part to do some of the heavy lifting harmonically, but I'm not a pianist. If you notice that any of it would require really awkward fingering please let me know! I'm attaching a pdf of the score so you can read along. I think this would also be really nice for treble choir plus women's choir, with the kids taking the first unison section, and then the adults joining them. Or for an easy anthem some Sunday when the four guys in your church choir are all out of town, and all you have are sopranos and altos. Thanks for listening! Here's a youtube with the score rolling by in case that's easier:
  6. OK one last thing and I'll stop flooding the forum with posts for a bit. This is a setting for the Introit of Christmas Day Mass. I actually was able to perform this with a couple of other members of our school choir so I can try and dig up the video if anyone's interested. Please tell me your thoughts and feedback. Thanks!! Relavabitur_Gloria_Domini.mp3Relevabitur Gloria Domini.pdf
  7. Alleluia

    The Congregational Church of Needham was nice enough to do a Sunday service of music I'd written and let me record it. There were only 9 singers, but they still did a great job. I made a little youtube video below, and am also attaching the sound file and a pdf of the score:
  8. Pange Lingua for SATB

    Pange Lingua Gloriosi Proelium Certaminis (traditionally sung on Good Friday) for SATB Choir. Pange_Lingua_Gloriosi_Proelium_Certaminis.mp3 Pange_Lingua_Gloriosi_Proelium_Certaminis.pdf
  9. Saw this and thought I'd give it a post here in case anyone is interested. (: Announcing the 2014 Eighth Annual International Anthem Competition of the First Baptist Church of Worcester, Massachusetts. Scoring for SATB choir with flute and organ accompaniment for a prize of $1550.00 US funds. Complete guidelines are found at http://fbc-worc.org. First performance will be in 10:00 AM worship on May 4, 2014 with Chancel Choir, flute, and organ under the direction of William Ness. Winner announced in March 2014.