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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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The Sound of Silence

No, not the Simon & Garfunkel hit from 1964! How do “rests” or silences placed by composers in music have a profound effect on listeners?  Feel the emotional impact of…

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To Him I Bow The Knee

When asked who was the greatest composer who had lived before him, the musical titan Ludwig van Beethoven responded without hesitation: “Handel! To him I bow the knee.”  In this episode of Inside…

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Visiting the NBCS

In 2014, I wrote a blog post The Choir Boys about my visits to the Newark Boys Chorus School, a remarkable 51-year-old institution that absolutely transforms the lives of its…

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Hallelujah Part 1

We know that the chorus, Hallelujah, from Handel’s Messiah, stirs us from the soles of our feet to the top of our head. Host George Marriner Maull sheds light on…

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Hallelujah Part 2

Handel always knew a good tune when he heard one and never hesitated to borrow them. In this episode George Marriner Maull investigates the fugue subject Handel ‘borrowed’ from Corelli…

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