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How to Listen to Gourhand’s Energetic “Discussion”

I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in the Chicago suburbs the weather has been glorious for February! We’ve been able to take walks outside, open the windows a bit,...

A photograph of Lori conducting the Cor Corps French Horn Ensemble in concert

Music Appreciation: Proclamation by Lori Archer Sutherland

As I was deciding what to write about next, my husband suggested I write about one of my own pieces. Namely the piece Proclamation, as it came about thanks to O Filii et Filiae,...

A photograph of the pipe organ in a church in Freising, Germany

Travel to the Renaissance Period with Leisring’s “O Filii et Filiae”

We’re traveling to the Renaissance choral world for a bit for “O Filii et Filiae” by Volckmar Leisring. I’ve spent a fair amount of time with this piece, so it seems fitting to talk...

A photograph of a lovely spring landscape

Music Appreciation: Pastoral by Vincent Persichetti

In mid-January, my thoughts inevitably turn to spring. I don’t mind winter to some extent (and this year has been so much better than last year’s Big Bucket of Suck), but spring is my...

A photograph of composer Paul Hindemith, 1945

Bonus Features: March from Symphonic Metamorphosis

Time for more Hindemith! I’d mentioned in my previous post that Hindemith based much of Symphonic Metamorphosis on piano duets by Carl Maria von Weber. The march for Hindemith’s fourth movement comes from 8...

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