Modal Music has new pieces available for choirs, for immediate download. Titles include Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven (SAB) and Tears In Heaven (TTBB), Only Remembered (TTBB) – from the film War Horse, A Million Dreams (TTBB) – from the film The Greatest Showman and The Birthday of My Life (words by Christina Rossetti). Visit Modal Music to listen and view sample scores.
Modal Music is now offering a new discount for all choral items.
If you buy 99+ copies of any choral item you will receive a discount of 25%
For more details please visit Choral
My first day of work experience with my Dad, Dorian Kelly, at Modal Music.
First of all I was showed a brief to write some music samples for specific moods (happy, sad, hopeful,confident), and I learnt how to come up with ideas (through listening to examples) and conduct thorough research and planning. I also developed a previous composition that I had been working on (which was targeted at a wind orchestra). Later, I went to a Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir rehearsal and accompanied them on a variety of instruments.
Today I went to Ryburn Valley High School and observed some brass lessons, where I learnt about support from the diaphragm when playing a brass instrument and embouchure. Later I developed my wind orchestra composition further, researched about music in different moods and I completed a transcription of a song for voice and piano.
Today I learnt the basic midi-editing techniques you can do in a program called Cubase, including velocity, expression & volume and edited my wind orchestra composition with these techniques. I also wrote a one minute sample of action music, in response to the brief I mentioned in day 1.
I spent most of today editing the wind orchestra composition in Cubase 7, and have been brainstorming ideas of a name for this piece (perhaps “The Mighty Empire” or something of that nature). I also spent today finishing off the editing and mixing of the action music, which is now completed and sounding how I wanted it to. Here it is:
On the final day of the first week I carried on editing and mixing the sounds in the wind orchestra composition and I think it is around 80% finished, but I am allowed to complete this project out of work times to get it finished. I think it will sound great!
I also practised the instruments that I am playing in a concert tomorrow with my Dad’s choir, just to make sure everything goes well.
Here’s the wind orchestra piece:
I really enjoyed working with my Dad at Modal Music this week. Thanks Dad!
We have a new choral work out today for SATB choir & piano:
It is a contemporary setting of three of William Blake’s poems from the Innocence & Experience collection – Infant Joy / The Sick Rose / The Angel
Please visit our SATB page to have a listen and see the score.
View sample scores & listen at: https://modalmusic.biz/publishing-services/choral/ssa/ …
A collection of ten exercises to warm up the voice and improve your singing method.
Sheet music & audio tracks available from the Choral Warm Ups page.
Audio tracks available now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id703380484 …
New natural minor tracks have been added to Grade 1 & 2 ABRSM brass products.
ABRSM string products already include tracks for natural minors (where applicable) and woodwind products will updated soon.