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New Music for Choirs

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.

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New Choral Discount

 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

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Diary of Lucas Kelly’s Work Experience at Modal Music

Day 1:

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.

Day 2:

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.

Day 3:

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.

LK MM Work Ex 1

Day 4:

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:

Day 5:

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!

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New – Vocal Warm Ups for the Female Voice

New from Modal Music & soprano Sarah Ogden – Vocal Warm Ups for the Female Voice.

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 …