22 episodes

Choral Catalogue is a space for choral directors to find exemplary, programmable choral repertoire while learning more about the conception behind those pieces as well as teaching tips and strategies from composers and choral directors in the field of Choral Music.

Each episode will focus on one piece of choral repertoire that works well for high school and / or choral ensembles.

Choral Catalogue Matthew Van Dyke

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Choral Catalogue is a space for choral directors to find exemplary, programmable choral repertoire while learning more about the conception behind those pieces as well as teaching tips and strategies from composers and choral directors in the field of Choral Music.

Each episode will focus on one piece of choral repertoire that works well for high school and / or choral ensembles.

    Rise Above - J. Reese Norris

    Rise Above - J. Reese Norris

    In this episode, you'll hear from J. Reese Norris, composer of "Rise Above" - available for SA through MusicSpoke.

    Reese and I discuss the conception of the piece, the impact of Joan of Arc, the common vocalisms of the adolescent treble singer, the part of this piece that singers refer to as "getting crunk up again", and the non usual banter.

    Thank you for listening and I hope you check out "Rise Above" and Reese's entire choral music catalogue!

    http://www.jreesenorris.com/

    https://musicspoke.com/downloads/rise-above/

    • 52 min
    Dies Irae - Ryan Main

    Dies Irae - Ryan Main

    In this episode, you'll hear from Ryan Main, composer of "Dies Irae" - available for SATB, SSAB, SAB, SSA, TTB, and TB through his website (http://ryanmain.com/).

    Ryan and I discuss the conception of the piece, the fire and brimstone that students love to sing (mixed with some heavy metal), the importance of kinesthetics in rehearsal, and the usual non-musical banter.

    Thank you so much for listening and I hope you check out "Dies Irae" and Ryan's choral music catalogue!

    http://ryanmain.com/

    https://www.ryanmain.com/store?store-page=Dies-Irae-p223393265

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Yo le Canto Todo el Dia - David Brunner

    Yo le Canto Todo el Dia - David Brunner

    In this episode, you'll hear from David Brunner, composer of "Yo le Canto Todo el Dia" - available for SA, TTB, and SATB through Boosey & Hawkes.

    David and I discuss the conception of the piece, the virtuosic piano part, the dangers of rushing, and the usual non-musical banter.

    Thank you so much for listening and I hope you check out "Yo le Canto Todo el Dia" and David's choral music catalogue!

    http://davidbrunner.com/

    SA - https://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Brunner-David-Yo-Le-Canto-Todo-El-Dia-SA-piano/698958

    TTB - https://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Brunner-David-Yo-Le-Canto-Todo-El-Dia-TTB-Piano/2072285

    SATB - https://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Brunner-David-Yo-Le-Canto-Todo-El-Dia-SATB-piano/695513

    • 56 min
    Hold Fast to Dreams - Susan LaBarr

    Hold Fast to Dreams - Susan LaBarr

    In this episode, you'll hear from Susan LaBarr, composer of "Hold Fast to Dreams" - available for SATB and SSA through Santa Barbara Music Publishing.

    Susan and I discuss the conception of the piece, dotted quarter notes, commissioning, and the usual non-musical banter.

    Thank you so much for listening and I hope you check out Susan's choral music catalogue!

    https://www.giamusic.com/store/walton-music-editor

    SSA - https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=1426

    SATB - https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=1136

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Sing, My Child - Sarah Quartel

    Sing, My Child - Sarah Quartel

    In this episode, you'll hear from Sarah Quartel, composer of "Sing, My Child" - available for SATB, SSAA, and TTBB through Oxford University Press.

    Sarah and I discuss the conception of the piece, Sarah's style of composition, mixed meter, singing over the bar line and through the rests, and the usual non-musical banter.

    Thank you so much for listening and I hope you check out Sarah's choral music catalogue!

    https://www.sarahquartel.com/

    SATB - https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sing-my-child-9780193517912?q=sing%20my%20child&lang=en&cc=us

    SSAA - https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sing-my-child-9780193530249?q=sing%20my%20child&lang=en&cc=us

    TTBB - https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sing-my-child-9780193560758?q=sing%20my%20child&lang=en&cc=us

    • 45 min
    Victimae Paschali Laudes - Mike Engelhardt

    Victimae Paschali Laudes - Mike Engelhardt

    In this episode, you'll hear from Mike Engelhardt, composer of "Victimae Paschali Laudes" - available for SATB and TTBB and self-published through his website (provided below).

    Mike and I discuss the conception of the piece, the dramatic nature of this antiquated text, vocoders, and the usual non-musical banter.

    Thank you so much for listening and I hope you check out Mike's choral music catalogue!

    https://www.michaelengelhardt.com/

    https://www.michaelengelhardt.com/store/victimae-satb

    https://www.michaelengelhardt.com/store/victimae-paschali-laudes-ttbb-bass-percussion-opt-electronic-tracks

    • 52 min

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