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Radical Youth Orchestras

Started by Paul MacAlindin Aug 3, 2015. 0 Replies

I just want to write about being a man and musician in extreme environments. It takes years of commitment to play an instrument well, and then to strike out on your own and make a career of it. Of…Continue

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Early Music

Started by Chip. Last reply by Paul MacAlindin Aug 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Who are your favorite early music composers and musicians? I really enjoy Orlando Gibbons. I love anything involving the viola da gamba (I play a treble gamba). My favorite performers are Jordi…Continue

New Speakers, First Listen

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I'm purchasing a new pair of speakers, good sized speakers. Each one weighs 61 pounds and has a 15" woofer, 4" mid, 2.5" tweeter. (BIC America RTR1530 from Parts Express. Awesome price, sold…Continue

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Comment by Paul MacAlindin on February 13, 2016 at 3:31pm

Hi guys

Just want to share a recent article I did on leading my orchestra online: "We conductors are a funny breed; once we get a taste for it, it’s hard to stop..."

Leading Online

http://www.innovatorsmag.com/leading-online/

Comment by Chip on January 3, 2014 at 8:16pm

I love both Tallis and Byrd. Thanks for the link, Sean.

Comment by Sean on March 29, 2012 at 9:54am

If you like Tallis or Byrd, watch this.

http://youtu.be/5t5-Q3igRqw

 

Comment by Bruce Allan West on March 10, 2011 at 8:01pm
Viva Chopin!!!!!!!!
Comment by Hank Hanks on March 29, 2010 at 4:35pm
Comment by Sean on February 27, 2010 at 8:34pm
Prepare to be blown away. Or not. Tallis is not everyone's cup of tea.


Years ago I was fortunate enough to have a music teacher who introduced me to some rather forgotten composers.
Comment by Sean on February 27, 2010 at 7:09pm
Too many favourites to list them all. Here are some of the favourites of my favourites.

Bach, just about anything.

Thomas Tallis, Spen In Alium.

Palestrina, just about anything.

Mozart, Queen of the Night arias.

To name just a few,
 

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