3 proven strategies to write a nice descant / 3 strategie collaudate per scrivere un buon discanto (eng-ita) – M° Colin Mawby

I find it very difficult to write an effective descant. I cannot begin to remember the number I have composed and few of them have been really successful. Here are three suggestions: Ensure that your descant is a good tune, don’t let it just wander around aimlessly. Keep it comfortably within the soprano range and…

3  Contemporary Composers of Choral Music You Should Not Overlook / 3 compositori contemporanei di musica corale che non dovreste trascurare (eng-ita) – M° Colin Mawby

There is some great contemporary liturgical music. It reflects our culture and speaks to the souls of all listeners. The best has rare spiritual quality and adds great beauty to the liturgy. Have a look at the music of Benjamin Britten, Morten Lauridsen and Arvo Pärt. It is both vocal and moving, it expresses the…

Why my Ave Verum was so succesfull? / Perchè il mio Ave Verum ha avuto così successo? (eng-ita) – M° Colin Mawby

A composer never knows how listeners will react to his/her compositions. Often it’s the work least regarded by the composer that achieves international success. Compositions must move listeners and when they are moved deeply, international success can follow. This happened with my “Ave Verum” which is sung all over the world and featured on many…