By Eric Christopher Perry (ECP)
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CHORantine Jun 16, 2023
S2E05: I Gave It All Up
S2E04: Left the Nest?
S2E03: It's Too Soon To Know
Deborah Chessler's role in The Orioles's success through unconventional songwriting technique and bold management in the 1940s-50s.
Heard On Today's Epsiode:
The Orioles sing "It's Too Soon To Know"
Marian Robinson Sings "It's Too Soon To Know"
Deborah Chessler's Introduction of the Orioles's 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
The Orioles sing "Forgive and Forget"
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S2E02: Pal of Mine
S2E01: Orioles! And Other Birds of the Day.
It's summertime and ecp dives into 1940s-1950s Doo-Wop music, specifically "The Orioles." Also, ecp addresses the lack of podcast name change post public health emergency.
E66: Go Goldy!
ecp is back and sharing some thoughts about CHORantine's future, new directions, and maybe even a new name? He's also enamored by a local car commercial jingle. Recorded from a Best Western in Charleston, West Virginia.
E65: Gimme That Shot!
Vaccinations are flying and so are the pandemic parodies. Shannon Rose McAuliffe and David Kravitz return with another "Shay-D Pasquinades" take on "Seasons of Love" from Rent.
E64: You'll Never Walk Alone
Like everyone else, ecp spends a little time on the year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, reluctantly. Back to work, sort of. Excited and optimistic but aware of the perpetual danger and doom. A little time on ecp's own walk with the virus in early February. Curious about when and how people move out of Zoom and into real life. And unbelievable singing by Patti LaBelle. That's what's happening, baby.
Music Heard Today
E63a: Woke Up This Morning
ecp sings traditional spiritual "Woke Up This Morning" as part of a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Colby College. For the full service:
Virtual Event led by the Rev. Kate Smanik, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, and Jamya Brown, ‘22, President of Students Organized for Black and Latinx Unity.
Members of Choirs at Colby provide musical selections.
E63: Joanne Rogers (1929-2021)
In memory of Joanne Rogers (1929-2021), concert pianist, recording artist, arts advocate, and occasional TV guest musician.
E62: You Say You Want a RevoKNUTtion
ecp went cassette scrounging at Electric Buddahs in Portland, Maine, and found an old tape of Military Musick of the American Revolution from 1989. It feels all too familiar in 2021.
Music and Articles:
"Military Musick of the American Revolution Containing Drum Signals and Camp Duties with a Choice Collection of Celebrated Marches and Airs Performed" by the Fifes and Drums of the Brigade of the American Revolution. Albany, New York.
E61: Movin' To The Country
Music and Articles:
Piers Barber from Music Factory Number One: "Revisiting The Honey Drippers 'Impeach the President.'"
The Honey Drippers: Impeach the President
Washington Post: Impeachment Polka
Randy Rainbow: Sedition!
Mother Jones: Soundtrack for Impeachment
ecp embraces midwinter darkness with Don Macdonald's "Moonset," performed by Vancouver's Musica Intima.
ecp reads some good news about a Ratatouille-inspired TikTok musical that's getting a ton of press! And raising money for a great cause.
Musical Selections and Stories:
E58: What Is Trivial?
Today's Music and Sources:
Jeopardy Cat Music
Jeopardy Theme Music Trap Remix by OMGItzChillBill
Yung Kartz: Jeopardy
Retrigger: EZ Money
Hope and Social: People Change
CBC: Facts About Jeopardy Theme
Sounds of the NBC Chimes
Jingle Hall of Fame
ecp reads poems from Frank Lebby Stanton, Georgia's first Poet Laureate, and shares musical settings of his poetry by Amy Beach.
Stanton - One Country
A Song of Liberty: https://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=70814
Stanton - A Song of Liberty
Amy Beach: A Song of Liberty
A Song of Liberty performed by Minnesota Valley Chorale
E56: Georgia On All Of Our Minds
ECP salivates over sweet, sweet Georgia delicacies. And some Georgia based songs.
Georgia On My Mind: Fortissimo, Dilworth School's men's ensemble (Auckland, New Zealand)
from the 2019 Big Sing Festival. Performance found on YouTube HERE.
Song by Walter Donaldson and Howard E. Johnson
Sheet music archived at UMaine HERE
E55: Make Me An Instrument, Send Me A Cassette Tape
ECP bought a new toy he's so excited to share with the podcast. Now calling for old cassette tapes! firstname.lastname@example.org
Today featuring "Make Me An Instrument" by Lynn Michael Coffey (1953-2003), taken from an old tape and converted to MP3. Also, is the New Year a new year?
E:54 Car-nversations – 12 March 2020
E43: Make A Pancake Joke, But Seriously...
E42: Enescu, the Pandispan Cu Fructe
A birthday celebration for one of ECP's closest friends in the form of Romanian composer George Enescu (1881-1955) and numerous failed attempts at pronunciation of Romanian meals. ECP's first tripe soup.
E41: Taps and Tapped Out
ECP forgot it was Memorial Day, ashamedly. How many battles are we fighting right now?
E38: American Idle Pt. III: Slugworth and the Sneaky Pipeline
E37: American Idle Pt. II – Staying Home Since 2002
E36: American Idle Pt. I – Mamma Mia Let Me Go
This week on CHORantine we take a glance at pop culture's response to content creation and open up the phones for YOUR ideas and know-how. Just because America is on pause doesn't mean we have to be, necessarily.
Also, CHORantine's website is up and running! www.chorantine.org
E35: Pumpkins, Houses, and "The Webinar" – Yet Another Response
ECP spins allegorical about devastating news heard about the state of choral singing this week. Not that anyone needs another opinion about this, but, if you like great British triphop and garden talk...
E34: I'm Still Here
Continued bad news about the state of the choral art in COVIDtimes. Elaine Stritch's performance of Stephen Sondheim's "I'm Still Here" from the White House in 2010 gives us a history lesson, and maybe some hope, that we're going to make it. Both the song and the performance inspires some takeaways. Riiiiise! Riiiiiise! RIIIIIIIIIISE!
For the video:
E33: My Castle's Rockin'
National Appreciation for Nurses today! Featured in today's episode: the music, the voice, and the nursing career of international vocal jazz giant Alberta Hunter (1895-1984). Thank you to all of our nurses keeping us healthy across America and around the world.
E32: Those Who Can
A soliloquy for National Teacher's Day underscored by La ille Morte by famed French composer and teacher of composers Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979).
What else is there to say?
E24: There God Is
Tips about isolation and Gregorian chant by Benedictine nuns in France and Poor Clare nuns in Minnesota. Featuring the Gregorian chant "Ubi caritas."
E23: Miles To Go Before I Sleep
Simplicity and complexity: Robert Frost and Randall Thompson – Frostiana
Heard on the episode:
An exploration of the journey of the soul.
The Vermont Youth Chorus perform THE ROAD NOT TAKEN from Frostiana by Randall Thompson with a chamber orchestra featuring musicians from the Vermont Youth Orchestra.
Caleb Pillsbury, conductors - Mary Jane Austin, accompanist - broadcast on Regional Educational Television Network, Burlington, VT
John C. Hughes Article on Frostiana
When is love real and when is it not? Is love alone in our mind still love? Petrarch's Canzoniere in music, with settings by Marenzio and Liszt.
For full Canzoniere: https://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Italian/Petrarchhome.php
Elderly Man Cries At Cushion Of Wife From Family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPcgW8jKhd8
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E21: No One Is Alone
Back in action! Brief remarks about the Good Friday livestream of Bach's St. John Passion in Benedikt Kristjánsson's incredibly powerful rendition, performed at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. Must watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zwy1Gi4ob4
Also heard: Bio Unit's "You're Not Alone"
E20: Were You There?
A reading from John 12:20, featuring Bob Chilcott's "Were You There" recorded by Festina Cantorum, Daniel Gostin, conductor, Shannon Rose McAuliffe, co-artistic director.
Bach By One: BWV 245: Johannes-Passion Final Chorale
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein
Ah Lord, let your dear angels
Am letzten End die Seele mein
at my final hour carry my soul
In Abrahams Schoß tragen,
to Abraham’s bosom,
Den Leib in seim Schlafkämmerlein
while my body in its narrow chamber
Gar sanft ohn eigne Qual und Pein
gently without pain or torment
Ruhn bis am jüngsten Tage!
rests until the last day.
Alsdenn vom Tod erwecke mich,
Wake me then from death,
Dass meine Augen sehen dich
so that my eyes see you
In aller Freud, o Gottes Sohn,
in all joy,o God’s son,
Mein Heiland und Genadenthron!
my saviour and throne of mercy
Herr Jesu Christ, erhöre mich,
Lord Jesus Christ, hear me,
Ich will dich preisen ewiglich!
I shall praise you eternally!
E18: Chag Pesach Sameach
Song of Solomon and Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Anima mea liquefacta est / Adiuro vos, Filiae Hierusalem, SWV 263-264/Musicalische Compagney/Schütz: Lamenti et concerti by Musicalische Compagney
Translation found at EmmanuelMusic.org
Sammy's Medley by Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet
New York Times article on Schütz by Tommasini: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/arts/music/heinrich-schutz.html
E17: The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
Psalm 118 performed by Festina Cantorum
Daniel Gosten, conductor, Shannon Rose McAuliffe, co-artistic director
E16: Where's Gesualdo?
Springtime sacred holidays and musical culture in the age of social distancing. ECP partook in a state-approved recording session for virtual church last weekend – here is a week's worth of thoughts and recordings from those sessions.
Selections heard in this episode:
Carlo Gesualdo - O vos omnes, recorded by Festina Cantorum, Daniel Gostin, conductor, Shannon Rose McAuliffe, co-artistic director
From the Free Music Archive:
Charlie Bit Me Remix!
E15: Zoom REMIIIIIIIIX
E14: Is There A Doctor In The House? Pt. 3: In A Heartbeat
A short, deep dive through the work of Dr. Joseph Leopold Auenbrügger (1722-1809), doctor, prominent author of "percussion" and medicine, and librettist of Antonio Salieri's comic opera, "The Chimney Sweep." Many thanks to Sydney, Australia's Pinchgut Opera and the Orchestra of the Antipodes, Erin Halyard, conductor, Candice Docker, Marketing and Development Executive, for permission to use audio.
E13: You Know What's Coming
...something something...major announcement...something something...
E12: Heav'ns High Paradise
ECP sings a little four part ayre by English composer, poet, and physician Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
E11: Is There A Doctor In The House? Pt. 1
This week, ECP explores doctors + musicians in celebration of International Doctor's Day. Today we feature Dr. Assad Meymandi of UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina – a celebrated physician, author, and philanthropist. While not a performing musician, per say, Dr. Meymandi's writings on music and medicine, as well as his prolific generosity over the course of his lifetime, are unparalleled in American culture today.
For his blog: https://assadmeymandi.wordpress.com/?s=maymand
Bach By One: Chorale from BWV 45
Grant that I may do with diligence
what it is proper for me to do,
wherever your command
leads me in my position!
Grant that I may soon do it
at the time when I should do it;
and when I do it, then grant
that it may turn out well!
Chorale from BWv 45 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestra by Suzumidi.com http://www.suzumidi.com/eng/bach6.htm - pick a cantata and give it a try! If you'd like to share your recording, email the MP3 to email@example.com
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E10: Friend Feature Friday! Vol. 1
Today is the first episode of CHORantine's Friend Feature Friday! On today's episode:
(6:14) Jay Mobley: Isolation – Wer hat dich (J.S. Bach) , performed and produced by Jay Mobley
For a video of this performance, find it on YouTube here. Thank you to ensemble member Elizabeth Mitchell Bowman for the submission.
Other selections on today's episode include:
"Friends" by Heartwurkz https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Heartwurkz/Horizons/Friends_\
"Hopeful Journey" by Scott Holmes https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music_2/2018112270224877
Loops and samples: www.looperman.com
Thanks for listening to another week of CHORantine! Make sure to visit our Facebook page, Facebook.com/chorantine and share our episodes with your friends if you like our show! If you'd like to be featured on Friend Feature Friday (working title...) drop us a line on Facebook or email ECP directly, firstname.lastname@example.org
E09: Ware In The World
Selections heard on today's episode:
Believe by Roa Music | soundcloud.com/roa_music1031
Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
Joy of the Morning Performer: John Barnes Wells; Harriet Ware
Writer: Edwin Markham; Harriet Ware archive.org/details/78_joy-of-the-morning_john-barnes-wells-edwin-markham-harriet-ware_gbia0058701b/Joy+of+the+Morning+-+John+Barnes+Wells+-+Edwin+Markham.flac
Blue Skies by Betty Hutton - Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Irving Berlin) archive.org/details/BlueSkies_201811
Loops and samples: www.looperman.com
Harriet Ware obituary: www.newspapers.com/clip/20812807/harriet_ware_krumbhaar_1962/
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E08: Spring Sonnet Pt. 2 – Brush Up Your Shakespeare!
ECP gets a little carried away with the Shakespeare Generator. Today's selections are all set to the text of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 98, "From you have I been absent in the spring." These selections are not in the podcast itself (copyright) but can be found at our companion playlist on Spotify @chorantine. Or, at your favourite music distributor. Kirke Meecham's "Five Centuries of Spring" performed by Los Angles Chamber Singers, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedeso's "28 Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 125," performed by Salvatore Champagne and Howard Lubin, and David Myska's "Four Songs on William Shakespeare" performed by Anita Krause and Thomas Wiebe.
Additional selections heard in this episode include "Blah Blah Blah" by Complete Shakespeare found on FreeMusicArchive.org https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blah_Blah_Blah/Green_Collection/Complete_Shakespeare
Captain Humes Poeticall Musicke - The Spirit of Gambo (The Lord Dewey's Favoret) by Tobias Hume, Phillip Serna, viola da gamba
Sonnet 98 by Yonatan Gutfeld from Time's Tyranny, 9 Shakespeare Sonnets
E07: Spring Sonnet: Pt. 1
A reading of Work without Hope by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834).