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  • Compose for a choir of a 100 person

    Hello

    At the Faculté de St Denis in France I have learn to compose music for a choir, but the teacher did not told us anything about a big choir of 100 person

     

    Do I have to write only for the 4 x desks (pupitres en Français) or ????

    If they are somme children in the choir, do I have to write differently ? how ?

    Thanks in advance for your help

    Best

    Cyril


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    As long as there is the usual grouping ... Sopran 1, Sopran 2, Alt, Tenor and Bass ... it does not matter how many people are in the choir. It is the same. Children have to be divided / integratet to Sopran 1, Sopran 2 and Alt. They sing the same as women do. 

    But singing Latin can be a problem for very young children. I sang as a child in the Regensburg Boyschoir ... Latin was a challenge at the beginning. But later I learnt it ;)


  • Hello LAJ

    Thanks for your answer

    The choir will sing in French ;)

    If there is a choir in Paris reading this please send me a PM

    Best

     

    Cyril


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" - 1 x 27" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D Dolby Atmos --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  • When the choir is large - especially this large - it begs for the opportunity to subdivide the voices (ex. High sopranos, mezzos, altos high and low, tenors, baritones, basses, and then divisi within those). It all depends on your compositional ability/technique, and style of music (modern, challenging, mostly polyphonic or homophonic, etc.) since a choir of some dimensions probably includes a lot of amateurs? Also, is it a capella? That is also a major issue.


  • Hey Cyril,

    Are you actually composing a piece for a 100 voice choir?  Will this piece be professionally produced and realized or is this just on paper?

    If this project of yours comes to fruition could you post it here?  I would like to hear it.


  • Errikos :

    The music will contains Choir, Orchestra and my be a few synth

    Jasensmith :

    I have started the first song yesterday, if everything goes well I should work on 20 songs and more ;)

    I am going to be very buisy ;)


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