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CMS Composition Class


CMS Composition Class

UNC Community Music School Composition Class - Saturday mornings at Kenan

Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Members: 3
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2014

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The Unanswered Question

Started by Harmonia Sep 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Charles Ives originally wrote "The Unanswered Question" around 1906 and later made a few changes between 1930 and 1935.  The piece was not premiered until 1946.Throughout the piece the strings…Continue

Tags: 20th century music, Chopin Preludes, Chopin, Ives

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Comment by Harmonia on September 20, 2014 at 10:31am

Assignment for 9/27:  Read and listen:  Listening for Shape

Comment by Harmonia on September 17, 2014 at 9:18pm

Greetings, composers!  Our fall semester has gotten off to a great start with our first class on campus followed by the Violins and Videos Symposium.  Please note our fall schedule as one of the pages in the list on the right.

See you in class!

--- Julie

Comment by Rich Fowler on January 29, 2014 at 1:49pm

I found a really soft, grainy video of my HS Choir performing "All Things That Rise" in 2010. Seems like they still like to perform it.

Here's a better-sounding version by another choir:

Comment by Harmonia on January 10, 2014 at 3:24pm

Hello, CMS Composition Class Members!

Class starts again tomorrow, January 11th.  Same time, same place as last semester:  1206 Kenan, 3:45 pm.   Bring your works in progress, pencils, notebooks to take notes, and your creative ideas!

We'll begin where we left off in November - another look at modes, this time in preparation for later study of Messiaen's 2nd mode of limited transposition!   Hint: We'll look at half steps and whole steps and how their placement within a mode informs the sound, feeling and structure of pieces using that mode.

Comment by Harmonia on November 30, 2013 at 2:19pm

Exciting day today - we rehearsed Bethany's Theme and Variations on a Modal Melody, and it was lovely!  

Many thanks to Aria on violin and of course to Bethany as composer and pianist.  All y'all be sure and come to the concert December 8th!

Comment by Rich Fowler on November 29, 2013 at 12:40pm

Sorry, Julie, I don't. I got this CD in the early 90s, and uploaded it to my Google Music account just recently.

Comment by Harmonia on November 29, 2013 at 12:00pm

Rich, do you have any Youtube links you'd recommend for listening to the Bulgarian singers?

Comment by Harmonia on November 29, 2013 at 11:00am

Thanks so much, Rich!   I can't wait to listen ...   Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Comment by Rich Fowler on November 29, 2013 at 10:16am

Before I forget! The name of the Bulgarian music CD is, "Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares" You can find it here on amazon:

Comment by Harmonia on October 26, 2013 at 10:00pm

Thanks, Rich.   See y'all next week!


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