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Help me edit my choral piece!
Not sure how many folks here are choral singers, but my thinking is, even if you aren’t, you know someone who is, so why not signal boost?
Just for kicks and giggles, I’ve decided to enter a choral composition contest. Top prize is $1000 USD and all expenses paid to attend the Busan Choral Festival and Competition in Busan, South Korea, in October. I need to submit a score for unaccompanied mixed, men’s, or woman’s choral piece ranging in length from 3-10 minutes. Originally, I was going to try and decide between a mixed piece and a men’s piece I already had on hand, but then I remembered that I had started an ambitious work back in January 2013, but had gotten stuck on one transition. No matter how much I plugged away at it, I was never happy with what I was coming up with. So I decided to put it away for a while and save it. Every few months I would come back to it, play around a little longer, but never really get anywhere.
Yesterday, I decided that if I could get that transition and complete the piece by the end of May, I would submit it for the competition (deadline is June 30). Last night, I broke it. I found my transition, and this morning completed all the notes, and just now filled in my text and dynamics.
I’m so excited. The piece is called “In Pax Eterna,” based on a Latin text that I played around with for a while until I was happy with it. I’ve been listening to it over and over, and I’m really pleased with how it came out, but I’m always looking for feedback.
If you are so inclined, I would greatly appreciate any number of eyes to look over the piece and help me catch any weird voicings, oddly placed markings, or messed up formatting issues. I can send you a PDF of the score with an MP3 of the audio (MIDI, of course), or I can send you the Finale (2012) file, or I can send you all three! Please let me know by shooting me a message with your email address and I can send those off to you. I promise to not use your email address for anything but sending you the files and receiving your feedback.
Thanks, friends. I know I’m a long shot, but as Wayne Gretzky said: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
more like OKStupid, right? lol