Saturday, November 30, 2019

Output of musical endeavours since April, roughly speaking

Here is the list I needed. I put it into a database because it is very confusing to handle. About 52 short pieces, 42 of them in 2 collections. Some with varying instrumentation.

If I can get some inspiration from these tropes - these musical phrases, in 9 months of experimenting, at the same time studying Gradus ad Parnassum and various music books I had long forgotten about, surely there are other 'real' composers who have been composing all their lives who can also.

My latest is a barbershop quartet version of Psalm 96. I could use some feedback from a real quartet - tell me if it is singable!

These are all available on my YouTube channel here.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDrmacdonald/videos

Let me know if you think you would like to perform them for real. I would like to work with some performers. I am looking locally.

I can help with anyone who would like to work on new material, all 929 chapters, 23000+ verses are available in music XML or PDF format online - look at the music page.
Book
Chapter, Verse
Type
Instruments
Title
Libretto
Part of

2 SAMUEL
1:19-27
quintet
strings
Hebrew
ISAIAH
9:1
carol
SATB, percussion
English or Hebrew
ISAIAH
12
chorus
soprano SATB, congregation
English
(live performance)
JONAH
1-4
story
SATB harp or string suite
English
PSALMS
33
chorus
SATB harp
Hebrew
PSALMS
96
chorus
tenor TTBB
English
SONG
1
chorus
SATB
Hebrew
Song 1
SONG
2:1-7
chorus
SATB
Song, part 1 continued
Hebrew
Song 2a
LAMENTATIONS
1:1-4
chorus
SATB, orchestra or organ + timpani
Aleph
English
May become part of U-L (31) below
QOHELET
3:1-15
chorus
SATB, strings
English
PSALMS
6:3
chorus
SATB
Greek
Missa brevis 1
ISAIAH
6:3
chorus
SATB
Sanctus
Latin
Missa brevis 2a
PSALMS
118:25-26
chorus
SATB
Benedictus
Latin
Missa brevis 2b
ISAIAH
53:7,12b
chorus
SATB
Agnus Dei
Latin
Missa brevis 3
GENESIS
1:1-5
recit
soprano, harp, unison chorus
The first day (see playlist) Documented with score here.
Hebrew
PSALMS
19:1-7
recit, chorus
soprano, SATB
The heavens recount the glory of God
English
U-L-02
JOB
1:1,19-22
recit, chorus
tenor, SATB
The man from Uz
English
U-L-03
JEREMIAH
20:7
recit
bass, harp
You have seduced me
Hebrew or English
U-L-04
JOB
3:3
recit
tenor, harp
Perish! day when I was born
English
U-L-05
JEREMIAH
20:14-17
duet
bass, harp
Let it be darkness
English
U-L-06
JOB
3:4-8
duet
tenor, harp
Let it be darkness
English
U-L-07
PSALMS
110:1,2, 5-7
chorale
SATB, organ
An oracle
English
U-L-08
GENESIS
1:6-8
recit
soprano, harp, unison chorus
The second day
Hebrew
U-L-09
PROVERBS
8:1-4,22-24,27,29-32, 34-35
aria
soprano, alto, SATB, harp, percussion
Lullaby for an Infant Humanity
English
U-L-10
JOB
38:1-2
chorus
soprano, SATB, harp
And Yahweh answered Job
English
U-L-11
JOB
38:4-7
chorus
SATB, harp
Where were you
English
U-L-12
PSALMS
111:1-3
chorale
SATB, organ
Hallelujah, I will thank Yahweh
English
U-L-13
PSALMS
112:1-3
chorale
SATB, organ
Hallelujah, A happy person fears Yahweh
English
U-L-14
GENESIS
1:9-13
recit
soprano, harp, unison chorus
The third day
Hebrew
U-L-15
PSALMS
24
aria
alto, SATB, harp
The earth
English
U-L-16
JOB
38:1
recit
soprano, harp
And Yahweh answered Job
Hebrew or English
U-L-17
JOB
38:8-11
chorus
SATB, harp
Or who screened in Ocean
English
U-L-18
PSALMS
113
chorale
SATB, organ
Praise, servants of Yahweh
English
U-L-19
GENESIS
1:14-19
recit
soprano, harp, unison chorus
The fourth day
Hebrew
U-L-20
PSALMS
8:4:7
aria
tenor, organ, harp
For I see your heavens
English
U-L-21
JOB
38:31-32
chorus
SATB, organ
The Pleiades, Orion, and the Great Bear
English
U-L-22
PSALMS
115:16
chorus
SATB, organ
The heavens’ heavens
English
U-L-23
GENESIS
1:20-23
recit
soprano, harp, unison chorus
The fifth day
Hebrew
U-L-24
JOB
7:12
chorus
SATB, harp
Am I the sea or a dragon?
English
U-L-25
JOB
40:15-19
chorus
SATB, organ
Behemoth
English
U-L-26
PSALMS
114:1-3a
chorale
SATB, organ
Redemption
English
U-L-27
PSALMS
115:1
chorale
SATB, organ
Not to us, Yahweh
English
U-L-28
GENESIS
1:24-31
recit
soprano, harp, unison chorus
The sixth day
Hebrew
U-L-29
JEREMIAH
4:23-27
duet
soprano bass, harp
I saw the land + Genesis
English and Hebrew
U-L-30
PSALMS
144:3
trio
ATB, harp
What is this humanity + Psalm 8
English
U-L-32
JOB
7:17,19
trio
ATB, harp
What is this humanity + Psalm 8
English
U-L-33
JOB
41
chorus
SATB, harp
Leviathan
English
U-L-34
PSALMS
116
aria
soprano SATB, harp
Yahweh heard
English
U-L-35
GENESIS
2:1-3
recit
soprano, harp, unison chorus
The seventh day
Hebrew
U-L-36
PSALMS
92
aria
alto SATB, harp
to the Sabbath
English
U-L-37
PSALMS
117
aria
soprano SATB, wood block
Praise, all nations
English
U-L-38
PSALMS
150
chorale
SATB, harp, wood block, organ, trumpet, timpani
Praise, all breath-bearing
English
U-L-39