Guest Blog: The Marvelous Enigmas of Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”

From time to time, we invite guest bloggers to share their thoughts about activities of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. In this post, we welcome Janet, a member of the Symphonic Choir’s alto section. It was mid-October. The choir was sight-singing their way through Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” before submerging in the Christmas concert season. The… Read More

On Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem by Dr. Michael Sells

Symphony of Psalms | Igor Stravinsky (1882−1971) From 1920 until the mid-1950s, Stravinsky’s music was associated with a style that became known as “Neoclassic.” This term identified the works of contemporary composers who wanted to reconnect with the formal balance and textual clarity that was particularly evident in compositions from the 17th and 18th centuries,… Read More

Guest Blog Post: The Dream We Saw

It was a grim, grey November afternoon of rain as I walked into Avon High School, past 2 rooms with orchestra rehearsals in progress. Another room had a band rehearsal. Two more rooms with choirs, and then into the room I was looking for – the rehearsal room for the High School’s Chamber Choir. I… Read More

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