The Brahms is uploaded on the Choir .mp3s page. Check out the hemiola, especially in the piano part. (A very Brahmsy characteristic.) It's still tonight, Chorale kids, so I've not broken my word. ;) Also check out the link to the Raisin Brahms commercial I posted on May 15th. Very funny!
In other exciting news, I get to walk across the stage at Pacific U. tomorrow afternoon and get my empty Master's diploma case. Once everything is done at FGHS for the year, I'll be done with my classes at Pacific, and in August or September I should get my diploma in the mail. Whee! It has been a long year.
I really love all you students. If it weren't for each of you, I wouldn't have the motivation to finish this program, and it sure makes it easier to get out of bed, get on the bus, and walk from Pacific to FGHS every morning knowing that I get to work with some of the most awesome people there are.
So I know this guy...
But seriously. Anyone who's interested in taking voice lessons this summer should email me for information. The man I know is a very excellent vocalist and a very good teacher. I will mention this in class this week, but here it is, in writing.
You can read his professional biography here, on the Pacific website. The email on the page is accurate, but in order to streamline things, I would prefer that I hear from you first and then I can get together a list and then we can do things that way. He is a busy dude, and with busy people comes the chance that your email might get overlooked accidentally.
Plus, you get a li'l discount for using me as your reference. (I never imagined I'd be a coupon. Haha. COUPON CODE: "OLAF.")
The listed phone number is the number for the secretary of the entire Arts Division, which is to say that you'd be leaving a message and making more work for people, so email me if you're interested and we can talk more.
I don't want to sound like a bummer, but if you're interested but know you wouldn't practice, save your money (maybe it's your parents'...even better!) and your sanity. He's a professional and I know that although he's kind and supportive, nobody likes a slacker.
Peace and love!
Prayer of the Children is up now for Chorale. Hopefully none of the .mp3s sound like overdriven guitars this time...sorry about that, Women's Choir folks. The three offending .mp3s (soprano II, alto, and the whole score) have been re-saved and re-uploaded and don't sound like death any more.
Let me know if there are any problems.
I also uploaded an IPA transcription of the Debussy for Women's Choir (that's what you call it when you write something out phonetically, a transcription). There's also a word-for-word translation of the French underneath the IPA. (As an aside, I was surprised the alternate English text in the score was so close to the real deal. Sometimes translations are entirely poetic--words that go well with the existing tune rather than having any relation to the meaning of the song.)
I am not sure if it will display correctly on computers that don't have the IPA font installed. If the IPA shows up as a bunch of boxes or if it looks more like your cat walked across the keyboard than anything else, bummer. If you feel extremely motivated to have these fonts, you can get them (for free!) here. The download works for Windows or Mac OS X.
Happy practicing! Concert in nineteen days! :D
Women's Choir: The Debussy Beau Soir is available here. Chorale, I left my score at school over the weekend (wouldn't you know!?) so I'll do the Finale work tomorrow during prep, if all goes as planned.