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How to Write a Choral Masterpiece

Recently I received an e-mail message from a composition student at a high school who was working on a senior project which required him to write a piece of choral music and to present some information about composing for choruses. He asked if I would mind answering a few questions […]

The Five Stages of a Commission

The life of a composer is seldom the glamorous sort of affair that it’s made out to be in movies and novels. I thought it might be of interest to some of you to have a glimpse into the actual process from the composer’s view, and so with apologies to […]