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Contemporary (around 1900 - Today)

This is the period where European and Western composers start to free themselves from the constraints of centuries of Counterpoint and Harmony. New, radical theories of music abound, and experimentation is the name of the game. Dissonance becomes popular, and complicated and difficult rhythms are introduced. Unfortunately, due to copyright issues, much of the music of this period is not represented on the Play at Home page. A few contemporary composers have given me permission to
use their pieces.

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Ralf Behrens

 

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

SATB

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 03:30

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 02:55
 

Claude Debussy

Children's Corner, Movement 6

SATBG

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 04:36

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 03:29

This is an actual recording of the composer playing his own composition, a little fuzzy but historically important.

Prélude: Des pas sur la neige, Book 1, No. 6

ATBBGC

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 03:46
 

Victor Eijkhout

Las Vacas

AATTTBBG

No Youtube video available for this piece, but there are recordings available on the IMSLP site.

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 04:13

Timberlake

SATB

No Youtube video available for this piece, but there are recordings available on the IMSLP site.

MP3 Playback

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S score and recording differ slightly in measures 80, 88, and 96.
Recorders + 6 guitars

 

Joseph Hartmann

Rondino

SAATB

No Youtube video available for this piece.

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 05:18

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 04:11
 

Joel Peisinger

Rondo

ATBG (S)

No Youtube video available for this piece.

00:00 / 04:45

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 03:30

MP3 Playback: Expert

00:00 / 03:53

MP3 Playback: Medium

Transcribed for Soprano

Three Anthems

ATBG (S) / ATGC (S)

No Youtube video available for this piece.

MP3 Playback: Anthem I

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MP3 Playback: Anthem II

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MP3 Playback: Anthem III

00:00 / 01:39

Anthems 1 and III are ATBG. Anthem II is ATGC.

Transcribed for Soprano

 

Maurice Ravel

Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin

AATTBBGGC

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 05:28

Transcribed for Soprano

 

Alexander Scriabin

Prelude Opus 35, No. 2

SAT/TBG + piano

MP3 Playback: SAT

00:00 / 03:19
00:00 / 03:19

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Prelude Opus 35, No. 3

AATBBGC

MP3 Playback: Slow

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MP3 Playback: Medium

00:00 / 01:46

MP3 Playback: Expert

00:00 / 01:22
 

Charles Villiers Stanford

The Blue Bird

ATTBG (S)

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 03:12

Igor Stravinsky

 

March from 3 Easy Pieces

SSATTBB + piano

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 02:00

MP3 Playback: Medium

00:00 / 01:27

MP3 Playback: Expert

00:00 / 01:17

Christopher Upton

 

Amazing Grace

SATB / TBGC

MP3 Playback: SATB + piano

00:00 / 02:01

MP3 Playback: TBGC + piano

00:00 / 02:01