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jberryhill Sep 2012 OP
mykpart Sep 2012 #1
jberryhill Sep 2012 #4
emilyg Sep 2012 #2
Speck Tater Sep 2012 #3
longship Sep 2012 #5
jberryhill Sep 2012 #6
longship Sep 2012 #9
jberryhill Sep 2012 #10
longship Sep 2012 #12
jberryhill Sep 2012 #13
longship Sep 2012 #14
jberryhill Sep 2012 #15
DevonRex Sep 2012 #7
jberryhill Sep 2012 #8
DevonRex Sep 2012 #11
jberryhill Sep 2012 #17
DevonRex Sep 2012 #18
GoneOffShore Sep 2012 #16

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:55 AM

1. I can't help it,

I love choir music, and they are good at it.

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Response to mykpart (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:59 AM

4. Their Battle Hymn of the Republic is iconic

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:56 AM

2. A pleasure.

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:58 AM

3. I love choral music.

 

Especially Beethoven's Ninth, third movement.
But this makes me want to puke. Sorry.
It's just so offensive in so many ways.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:07 AM

5. Sorry. No can do that one.

Indeed! Let's revive the crusades. Horrible hymn.

I like choral music myself, and the MTC. But I would prefer something like A Mighty Fortress which is a very cool hymn.

As an atheist I do not draw any lines on sacred vs secular music. I love them both equally. But this one has a horrible message.

Here's a beauty:

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Response to longship (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:18 AM

6. Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gött

 


I'd like to hear them do some Latin and German.

If they want to do liturgical classics, and while some English lyric adaptations or re-uses are also very good, they should include some original language arrangements.

There something just not right about taking a perfectly good Bach choral piece, for example, or a medieval theme, going up tempo and pasting shlocky lyrics by overheated 19th Century English majors.

Now, I agree, sometimes that results in works that stand on their own merits.

But for a choir this capable, and arrangers this talented, it would be nice to pay tribute to the original works once in a while.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:49 AM

9. I would pay big bucks to hear them sing Bach's "Coffee Cantata"

Yes, it really exists. Yes, it really is about coffee, and the prohibition of the same. The progenitors, father and daughter, resolve their dispute (and the musical dissonance) over... that's right, a steaming hot cuppa.

Here's that steaming hot cuppa for DUers:


Bach rules!!!

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Response to longship (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:13 AM

10. Did you know he lived in both Badens of Baden-Baden?

 

Little known fact I learned from Professor Peter Schickele, the biographer and chief authority on P.D.Q. Bach.

I interned with him for a semester at the University of Southern North Dakota.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:42 AM

12. The campus at Hoople?

Which would, of course, be the main campus. Hoople, ND population 240 souls (so to speak).

I saw PDQ Bach, Peter Schickele conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Meadowbrook years ago. (long ago. I was a physics student at Oakland University.) Wonderful! Sitting on the lawn, drinking wine and chomping Pinconning extra sharp, laughing our asses off, and lots of tongue-in-cheek music.

Too bad Gerard Hoffnung didn't live into the sixties. I would have loved to experience one of his music festivals at Albert Hall. Only he would dare rescore a Chopin Mazurka for four tubas.

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Response to longship (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:44 AM

13. I did original research on reconstructing the hardart

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:59 AM

14. Touché!

You've cut me to the core!!!


Great sport! Eh?
Love it. Don't mind losing.

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Response to longship (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:33 AM

15. Caught him live years ago

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:37 AM

7. I grew up singing that.

It was so exciting. Baptists and Fundies always sing it at revivals.

Now it gives me the creeps.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:43 AM

8. It's allegorical you know...

 

Had it not been for the British missionary effort, then we would never have seen Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu finally establish victory over the Afrikaners.

Desmond Tutu won the Boer War!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:42 AM

11. Huh. I always thought of the Crusades.

Now I shall have to look up the history of the hymn. Well, it's Sunday after all. Appropriate activity I suppose, along with the crossword.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:24 PM

17. It's about spiritual war

 

It's the Salvation Army theme song.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:34 PM

18. I did know it was about spiritual war

but in a child's mind it does raise vivid images. Those themes seem to be more real than allegorical in some churches these days.

I didn't know it was the SA's song.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 04:48 AM

16. No - I'm with Diderot.

And no music from the cultists.

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