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Welcome to the ECS Publishing Group Podcast! These episodes will cover interviews with composers, new music for your choirs and ensembles, and more. You can always learn more by visiting ecspublishing.com.

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Welcome to the ECS Publishing Group Podcast! These episodes will cover interviews with composers, new music for your choirs and ensembles, and more. You can always learn more by visiting ecspublishing.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

Performing Spirituals: What you need to know

8/11/2020
Check out the interview featuring well-known conductors Anton Armstrong and André Thomas, as well as writer Eileen Guenther.

Duration:00:57:11

New Choral Music for High School and Collegiate Choirs - Reading Session

7/14/2020
In this episode, Mark Lawson presents new choral music selections for High School and Collegiate Choirs. This reading session was prepared for the 2020 TCDA Convention. This session features: 1.3580 - Exsultate! Jubilate! - Kyle Pederson 7.0742 - Mama Said - Ruthie Foster | Paul Rardin 1.3583 - I Celebrate Myself - Michael John Trotta 1.3613 - Bend - Kyle Pederson 1.3587 - Sim Shalom - Jennaya Robison MSM-50-0499 - Little Innocent Lamb - Stacey V. Gibbs 1.3610 - Soon We Will Be Done - Kyle Pederson MSM-50-1148 - Ding Dong! Merrily on High - Daniel Schwandt 1.3589 - If You Love for Beauty - Clara Schumann | James McCullough 1.3592 - Light - Enrico Miaroma 1.3596 - Perhaps They Are Not Stars - Robert Schlidt MSM-50-0398 - Ring Out! - Jennaya Robison MSM-50-0305 - Jesu dulcis memoria (Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee) - Connor Koppin 8834 - She Walks in Beauty from Love Shall Live Forever - Gwyneth Walker

Duration:00:48:07

"Magnificat" by Taylor Davis - Interview and Discussion

7/10/2020
Taylor Davis joins Mark Lawson in conversation about his new large work for Christmas entitled, "Magnificat." They are also joined by Matthew Greer of St. John's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, NM, who commissioned the work, and Barnaby Smith of VOCES8, whose group premiered and recorded the work. "Magnificat" is a five movement work, featuring choir and multiple accompaniment options, including full and chamber orchestra. "Magnificat" by Taylor Scott Davis - Item Number 70-025 Published by MorningStar Music Publishers https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/70-025* Be sure to subscribe to our podcast, so you don't miss out on upcoming episodes.

Duration:00:10:53

Interview: Tom Keesecker's "The Quiet Heart" Piano Book

5/22/2020
Mark Lawson, President of ECS Publishing Group, joins Tom Keesecker in conversation about "The Quiet Heart," the latest in Keesecker's popular piano book series. They also discuss the origin of the Quiet series, and Tom's experience with recording albums of each book.

Duration:00:08:07

Interview: Melissa Dunphy on Her Latest Works

1/8/2020
In this episode, Melissa Dunphy discusses her background in composition and her latest works. ECS President Mark Lawson guides the conversation on several works featured in the ECS Publishing Group Catalog, as well as an upcoming new work Waves of Gallipoli. For more information, visit ecspublishing.com Pieces heard in this episode: Suite Remembrance https://www.ecspublishing.com/catalog/product/view/sku/8745* "Todtentantz" from Suite Remembrance https://www.ecspublishing.com/catalog/product/view/sku/8741* "All Flesh Is Grass" from Suite Remembrance https://www.ecspublishing.com/catalog/product/view/sku/8742* "If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" from Suite Remembrance https://www.ecspublishing.com/catalog/product/view/sku/8743* "Mourning into Dancing" from Suite Remembrance https://www.ecspublishing.com/catalog/product/view/sku/8744* Recording Credits: Archival live recording by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, Philip Barnes, Director; first studio recording issued on Regent Records, 2020. Used by permission.

Duration:00:26:13

Playlist - Spring 20 Choral New Releases - School/Concert

11/21/2019
This special edition of the ECS Publishing Group Podcast is meant to be used as a companion to the all-new ECS Publishing Group Spring 2020 Choral Catalog. Selections appear in catalog order. Enjoy listening to our new releases! Included Works An Alleluia Flourish – Julian Wachner (8733) This Is Thy Hour – Michael John Trotta (1.3581) Clear and Sweet Is My Soul – Michael John Trotta (1.3582) Jesu dulcis memoria – Connor Koppin (50-0305) Spring Carol – Michael John Trotta (1.3575) Today I Will – Ellen Gilson Voth (1.3578) Lead Us Home – Matthew Emery (1.3574) Refuge – Craig Carnahan (1.3577) Little Boy Blue – Ken Berg (1.3555) Listen, I Love You – Stephen Chatman (8801) Love Me – Stephen Chatman (8802) Do You Love for Beauty? – Gustav Mahler/Stanley M. Hoffman (8739) She Walks in Beauty – Gwyneth Walker (8834) Responsorials – Eric William Barnum (1.3572) Your Hand in Mine – Connor Koppin (1.3571) Black Pierrot: Jazzonia – William Averitt (8829) Gelobet Sei Gott – Tim Sarsany (1.3576) My People Are Rising – Carol Barnett (8759) Pueri Hebræorum – Randall Thompson/James Rodde (8845) Recording Credits Recorded by The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton, Minneapolis, MN. Recording Engineer: David Trembley, Soundmaster Productions. 1.3578 Western Connecticut State University Choir, Spring 2019. 1.3574 Recorded by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Used by permission. 1.3555 The Birmingham Boys Choir, Ken Berg, Director. Used by permission. 1.3572 Recorded by The Wartburg Choir, Lee Nelson, Director. 1.3571 Recorded by Northern Arizona University Shrine of the Ages Choir, Edith Copley, Conductor. 8829 Recorded by the University Singers and New Music Ensemble of the University of Missouri, under the direction of Paul Crabb. Used by permission. 1.3576 Recorded by the Columbus International Children's Choir. 8759 Recorded by the Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director, with Nancy DiNovo, violin, and Michael Jarrett, percussion. Used by permission. 8845 Recorded by the Iowa Statesmen of Iowa State University. Used by permission.

Duration:00:50:50

Interview: Scott Hyslop discusses Paul Manz - Part II

11/5/2019
In this episode, Scott Hyslop discusses the work and legacy of world-renowned organist and composer, Paul Manz. ECS President Mark Lawson explores Manz's special connection to ECS Publishing Group and MorningStar Music Publishers. Together, they examine and reflect on his career, recordings, and notable compositions. For more information, visit ecspublishing.com Scott's book, "The Journey Was Chosen" is available from MorningStar at https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/90-39 Pieces included/mentioned in this episode: Paul Manz – Improvisation on "God of Grace and God of Glory" https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/10-599 Paul Manz – E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/50-0001* Paul Manz, edited by David M. Cherwien – On Christmas Night (SUSSEX CAROL) https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/50-1145* Paul Manz – Partita on St. Anne https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/10-838* Paul Manz – Aria https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/10-906* Paul Manz – Improvisation on "How Lovely Shines the Morning Star" https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/10-102

Duration:00:27:17

Interview: Scott Hyslop discusses Paul Manz - Part I

10/24/2019
In this episode, Scott Hyslop discusses the life and work of world-renowned organist and composer, Paul Manz. ECS President Mark Lawson explores Manz's special connection to ECS Publishing Group and MorningStar Music Publishers. They discuss his upbringing, education, inspirations, and personal life. For more information, visit ecspublishing.com Scott's book, "The Journey Was Chosen" is available from MorningStar at https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/90-39 Pieces included in this episode: Paul Manz – Aria https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/10-906* Paul Manz – E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/50-0001* Paul Manz – Improvisation on "How Lovely Shines the Morning Star" https://www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/10-102

Duration:00:26:50