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Post by karlhenning » Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:35 pm

The St Paul's choir will 'revive' my setting of Hodie Christus natus est, for choir and clarinet. So, since I'll have my clarinet with me on Christmas Eve, I wrote a 5-1/2-minute prelude for unaccompanied clarinet, a Sonatina sopra Veni, Emmanuel.

(And this afternoon I adapted the Sonatina sopra Veni, Emmanuel for viola sola.)

If I remember aright, Ed will also have a go at the unaccompanied Advent Introit I wrote last year (for which, last year, we barely had rehearsal time enough), I Look from Afar.

I think all of that will feature at some point or other on a very busy December 24th (we have that morning's service, a Lessons & Carols in the afternoon, and a Christmas Eve service . . . though I think the last is at something like 8pm, otherwise the day really would seem eternal :-)

The week before, December 17, we are singing an Evensong, and Ed will feature yet other music of mine, the Nuhro for seven-part choir (for which, clocking in at twelve minutes or so, there is not frequent occasion of use at St Paul's), and I think the Latin settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis from the March Evensong.

And it seems that the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde are singing my Alleluia in D in all its various voicings (two-part choir, SSA women's choir, mixed choir SATB) early and often this December.

Cheers,
~Karl
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Post by Jack Kelso » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:26 am

Gee, Karl----that sounds like some truly fine music. If we could get away to Boston we'd take it in.

When I first got to Germany, Christmas was strange---without all those carols that we Americans knew from childhood. Then I got to learn the traditional German hymns---and began to like them, too.

And now? The Germans have adopted the American ones......

Tschüß,
Jack
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Post by karlhenning » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:24 pm

Jack Kelso wrote:Gee, Karl----that sounds like some truly fine music. If we could get away to Boston we'd take it in.
Thank you kindly, Jack!
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Post by paulb » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:10 am

will the concert be as good as say Bing's White Christmas album
:-)
Happy Thanksgiving Karl
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Post by Lance » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:39 am

Karl:

My sister lives in the Atlanta area. I've sent her your post about one of your pieces being performed there. I'm hoping she make the concert. Do you have any locations/dates where this will be performed?
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Post by karlhenning » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:35 am

Lance, believe it or not, I don't know. My publisher confirms that they have been rehearsing the piece (and enjoying it), and they seem to be expecting usable performance tapes for demo/marketing purposes in future. So while I am sure they are singing it as part of their repertory, I don't necessarily have programming-detail assurance that the piece is going on at such-and-such a date. Maybe they're just singing it wherever they go? :-)

Cheers,
~Karl
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