Composers

Notes from Under the Piano #12 – A Visit to the Chorus School with George Marriner Maull

Maestro Maull has always strongly identified with young chorus students, given he attended St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia. In his last visit to The Newark Boys Chorus School in…

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Once Upon A Variation

Sir Edward Elgar, perhaps best known for his Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 played at graduation ceremonies the world over, also wrote some of the most powerfully moving music…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 183 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 4 with Maestro Maull

In this final Chat, listen to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy in its entirety with the Listening Guide on screen. It is highly recommended to watch and listen to the…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 182 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 3 with Maestro Maull

This Chat begins with Maestro Maull exploring how a pair of ascending sequences can build emotional intensity, followed by the release of that tension. This emotional tension is a result…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 181 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 2 with Maestro Maull

Part 2 of Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy” begins with the “Capulets & Montagues Conflict” theme as tension builds with the rising pairs of violin/woodwind imitations. This part continues with…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 180 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 1 with Maestro Maull

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy is a much beloved work. Ten years in the making, Tchaikovsky’s final version was well worth the wait. This is Part…

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Thank you for this look at Florence Price (Chat 178) and her music! She was a remarkable woman and an important American composer.

— Summit Symphony Orchestra

 

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