Welcome to the ECS Publishing Group Podcast! These episodes will cover interviews with composers, new music for your choirs and ensembles, and more. You can always learn more by visiting ecspublishing.com.
Performing Spirituals: What you need to know
Check out the interview featuring well-known conductors Anton Armstrong and André Thomas, as well as writer Eileen Guenther.
New Choral Music for High School and Collegiate Choirs - Reading Session
In this episode, Mark Lawson presents new choral music selections for High School and Collegiate Choirs. This reading session was prepared for the 2020 TCDA Convention.
This session features:
1.3580 - Exsultate! Jubilate! - Kyle Pederson
7.0742 - Mama Said - Ruthie Foster | Paul Rardin
1.3583 - I Celebrate Myself - Michael John Trotta
1.3613 - Bend - Kyle Pederson
1.3587 - Sim Shalom - Jennaya Robison
MSM-50-0499 - Little Innocent Lamb - Stacey V. Gibbs
1.3610 - Soon We Will Be Done - Kyle Pederson
MSM-50-1148 - Ding Dong! Merrily on High - Daniel Schwandt
1.3589 - If You Love for Beauty - Clara Schumann | James McCullough
1.3592 - Light - Enrico Miaroma
1.3596 - Perhaps They Are Not Stars - Robert Schlidt
MSM-50-0398 - Ring Out! - Jennaya Robison
MSM-50-0305 - Jesu dulcis memoria (Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee) - Connor Koppin
8834 - She Walks in Beauty from Love Shall Live Forever - Gwyneth Walker
"Magnificat" by Taylor Davis - Interview and Discussion
Taylor Davis joins Mark Lawson in conversation about his new large work for Christmas entitled, "Magnificat." They are also joined by Matthew Greer of St. John's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, NM, who commissioned the work, and Barnaby Smith of VOCES8, whose group premiered and recorded the work.
"Magnificat" is a five movement work, featuring choir and multiple accompaniment options, including full and chamber orchestra.
"Magnificat" by Taylor Scott Davis - Item Number 70-025
Published by MorningStar Music Publishers
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Interview: Tom Keesecker's "The Quiet Heart" Piano Book
Mark Lawson, President of ECS Publishing Group, joins Tom Keesecker in conversation about "The Quiet Heart," the latest in Keesecker's popular piano book series. They also discuss the origin of the Quiet series, and Tom's experience with recording albums of each book.
Interview: Melissa Dunphy on Her Latest Works
In this episode, Melissa Dunphy discusses her background in composition and her latest works. ECS President Mark Lawson guides the conversation on several works featured in the ECS Publishing Group Catalog, as well as an upcoming new work Waves of Gallipoli.
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Pieces heard in this episode:
"Todtentantz" from Suite Remembrance
"All Flesh Is Grass" from Suite Remembrance
"If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" from Suite Remembrance
"Mourning into Dancing" from Suite Remembrance
Archival live recording by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, Philip Barnes, Director; first studio recording issued on Regent Records, 2020. Used by permission.
Playlist - Spring 20 Choral New Releases - School/Concert
This special edition of the ECS Publishing Group Podcast is meant to be used as a companion to the all-new ECS Publishing Group Spring 2020 Choral Catalog. Selections appear in catalog order. Enjoy listening to our new releases!
An Alleluia Flourish – Julian Wachner (8733)
This Is Thy Hour – Michael John Trotta (1.3581)
Clear and Sweet Is My Soul – Michael John Trotta (1.3582)
Jesu dulcis memoria – Connor Koppin (50-0305)
Spring Carol – Michael John Trotta (1.3575)
Today I Will – Ellen Gilson Voth (1.3578)
Lead Us Home – Matthew Emery (1.3574)
Refuge – Craig Carnahan (1.3577)
Little Boy Blue – Ken Berg (1.3555)
Listen, I Love You – Stephen Chatman (8801)
Love Me – Stephen Chatman (8802)
Do You Love for Beauty? – Gustav Mahler/Stanley M. Hoffman (8739)
She Walks in Beauty – Gwyneth Walker (8834)
Responsorials – Eric William Barnum (1.3572)
Your Hand in Mine – Connor Koppin (1.3571)
Black Pierrot: Jazzonia – William Averitt (8829)
Gelobet Sei Gott – Tim Sarsany (1.3576)
My People Are Rising – Carol Barnett (8759)
Pueri Hebræorum – Randall Thompson/James Rodde (8845)
Recorded by The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton, Minneapolis, MN. Recording Engineer: David Trembley, Soundmaster Productions.
1.3578 Western Connecticut State University Choir, Spring 2019.
1.3574 Recorded by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Used by permission.
1.3555 The Birmingham Boys Choir, Ken Berg, Director. Used by permission.
1.3572 Recorded by The Wartburg Choir, Lee Nelson, Director.
1.3571 Recorded by Northern Arizona University Shrine of the Ages Choir, Edith Copley, Conductor.
8829 Recorded by the University Singers and New Music Ensemble of the University of Missouri, under the direction of Paul Crabb. Used by permission.
1.3576 Recorded by the Columbus International Children's Choir.
8759 Recorded by the Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director, with Nancy DiNovo, violin, and Michael Jarrett, percussion. Used by permission.
8845 Recorded by the Iowa Statesmen of Iowa State University. Used by permission.