PipeChat Digest #3504 - Friday, February 28, 2003
 
old Requiems (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Musical advice for English (ESL) classes
  by <melisma@uniserve.com>
RE: Musical advice for English (ESL) classes
  by "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: old Requiems (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 23:10:02 -0800   Attention RC organists of a certain age (grin): I'm looking for pre-Vatican II settings of the Requiem Mass ... Carlo Rossini, Pietro Yon, etc. ... I think there was one in Rossini's "Parochial Hymnal" ...   Sadly, Griesbacher's Requiem is BORING ... not at ALL like the rest of his stuff. Guess they wanted something REALLY short and simple ... in his day, Requiems were sung on virtually all weekday ferias.   I'm wanting something easy and tuneful, either unison, SAB, or SATB ... we're working on the Casciolini, but it's too long and too difficult for the average funeral ... even though we usually have the more-or-less full choir at all funerals, the Casciolini REALLY requires a quartet of professionals to bring it off.   Color us weird, but my choir LOVES to sing Requiems, and we do enough that they're asking for some variety (chuckle).   If you have anything, message me privately and I'll give you the church's fax number, and/or a smail mail address.   THANKS!   Bud    
(back) Subject: Musical advice for English (ESL) classes From: <melisma@uniserve.com> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 17:05:29 +0900   Friends,   I'm teaching ESL and religion classes in Seoul, Korea, this year, and have = hit on the idea of using great choral works in my religion class next term. = Last term the students and I listened to Handel's Messiah for part of the time, = and they really enjoyed it. I printed the libretto off the internet, and we = looked up the texts in a more modern Bible translation before we listened to each =   segment. It worked very well, both in terms of English and Bible learning, = and in general music appreciation. (I also lead a music club and could = implement it there - another idea...)   I would like to ask your advice about other great choral works (preferably = with a religious theme) in English that I could use with my class next term or = the term after (a little time delay would help me locate the CDs I'd need). I = found Haydn's The Creation in English at a local record shop, so I could use = that - what other works can you recommend to me? What about works in other = languages, but using CDs that provide an English translation in their booklets? I'm = not sure about that, as I really want the students to hear the work sung in English, but that is another option.   Probably it's better to reply to me offlist as this isn't really on topic = for organs - except that I'm an organist, too :)   Thanks for your help...   Melisma (going back into hiding here under her Rock)    
(back) Subject: RE: Musical advice for English (ESL) classes From: "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 08:17:53 -0000   hi there. have you tried the requium by rutter,,,it is lovely.     Mark Turnbull Presenter - The Turnbull Treatment 12 - 2PM weekdays on BBC Radio = Cleveland. 01642 340660   Take a Tour Round BBC Tees Website! For the latest sport, news, travel and weather for Teesside, North = Yorkshire and County Durham. www.bbc.co.uk/tees   And look out for the BBC Bus coming to a street near you around the Tees Valley ...       > -----Original Message----- > From: melisma@uniserve.com [SMTP:melisma@uniserve.com] > Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 8:05 AM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Musical advice for English (ESL) classes > > Friends, > > I'm teaching ESL and religion classes in Seoul, Korea, this year, and = have > hit > on the idea of using great choral works in my religion class next term. > Last > term the students and I listened to Handel's Messiah for part of the = time, > and > they really enjoyed it. I printed the libretto off the internet, and we > looked > up the texts in a more modern Bible translation before we listened to = each > > segment. It worked very well, both in terms of English and Bible = learning, > and > in general music appreciation. (I also lead a music club and could > implement it > there - another idea...) > > I would like to ask your advice about other great choral works = (preferably > with > a religious theme) in English that I could use with my class next term = or > the > term after (a little time delay would help me locate the CDs I'd need). = I > found > Haydn's The Creation in English at a local record shop, so I could use > that - > what other works can you recommend to me? What about works in other > languages, > but using CDs that provide an English translation in their booklets? I'm > not > sure about that, as I really want the students to hear the work sung in > English, but that is another option. > > Probably it's better to reply to me offlist as this isn't really on = topic > for > organs - except that I'm an organist, too :) > > Thanks for your help... > > Melisma (going back into hiding here under her Rock) > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >     BBCi at http://www.bbc.co.uk/   This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system, do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.