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Europe and copyright ...

Europe and copyright ...

The European directive for royalty was voted to the European Parliament on Tuesday. 658 elected representatives were present at the vote in Strasbourg. 348 representatives voted for the motion,274 voted against it and 36 abstained. The project is very complicated and demands that platforms like Google, Apple and Facebook filter content like press articles, movies or music, to insure a fairer payment for their creators.

This progress is huge for small businesses like us to exist against big companies like them. This is nothing more than democratic not to let the strongest lead.

It is now time for each member state to include this European directive into their national law. However, as national laws don’t always fit with this project, it will certainly lead to great debates of which we surely will give you some news.

We stand for creators’right to get the payment they deserve.

Created On  2 Apr 2019 14:35  -  Permalink

Maybe today, or maybe tomorrow, I don’t know…

Maybe today, or maybe tomorrow, I don’t know…
LE TANGO CORSE (Corsican tango)

We need to take some time. Wait, working? Ok,but slow down. How about resting or taking a nap, then playing some music? Yes,ok but turn it down. Shall we dance? Hell, yeah! But please, be careful to therhythm.

Anyway, this song is a representation ofthe Corsican way of life. It was made famous by Fernandel and Chanson PlusBifluorée. I know, it’s a little bit cliché, isn’t it?

Anyway, this arrangement reinforces thestereotype. Just a little bit. Basses echo their nearby desks’ notes and alsoperform their regular part. The main melody is equally split between the threeother voices.

Keep singing, but never get tired.

Created On  26 Mar 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

Manuel Coley arranged traditional songs ...

Manuel Coley arranged traditional songs ...

These seven traditional songs were arrangedby Manuel Coley and transformed into a three-part mixed version. He reallyrealized an incredible proofreading and modernization work for this musicalgenre. Not only had he harmonized, but he also added body percussion to voices.He also cleverly used the bourdons specific to his music, and he firmlysuggests a contemporary reading of these songs.

(They are also available for SATB ref.A121901087)

Created On  19 Mar 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

A Princess story ...

A Princess story  ...

This is a musical tale based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story.
The Prince would not like to marry anybody; he wants to marry a true princess. A young woman comes to the castle on a stormy evening; she’s covered in mud and soaked to the skin. As the Queen wants to know if she is a true princess, she sets a trick up which consists on hiding a pea under the bed of the Princess, because only a true princess is delicate enough to feel it!
This tale is intended for 4-to-8-year old children, as well as the other tales Nicole Berne set to music. The Princess and the Pea can be either performed in concert version, in theatrical version with children, or with puppets. Each song is preceded by a short instrumental introduction so the piano accompaniment can be performed both in live or being previously recorded.

The Princess and the Pea – CD

The additional CD is essential for Nicole Berne’s musical tale. It is performed by Éclats, Toulouse’s children choir conducted by François Terrieux.
The CD includes a complete performance, a melodic piano and instruments for a miming performance, and orchestra for a miming performance.

Created On  12 Mar 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

Feel the soft touch of the eternity, for just a moment…

Feel the soft touch of the eternity, for just a moment…

The Haïkus of Paul Claudel have been set to music by Anne Mantaux. They are a very gate open to experience the intense feeling of nature, world and human experience.
Time is loosing and both voices and words are echoing the indescribable.

Created On  5 Mar 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

An exciting journey

An exciting journey

« Sur les traces de Marco Polo » was a regional program project of Action Culturelle de l'Education Nationale (Cultural act from tje Department of Education). It took place in Lot et Garonne during 2014-2015 school year.
Sally Galet was a great part of this project. She wrote parts of the choir, played the music for the instrumental part and helped for preparing children.
Sally Galet also created a musical tale ordered bu the Opéra National de Bordeaux for the secund edition of 
« Chœur d’Orchestres »festival  (february 2018).
There are two ways of singing her songs, unison or 2 equal voices completed by some 2-voiced parts and a canon of 6-voiced percussions. Some freestyle parts are included in the sixth scene and a solo sung by a child in the tenth one.
Chorus singers have to perform a physical part during three scenes. The objective is to portray 12 musical scenes all connected by the plot, the Oriental theme and Venice music by the mean of orchestration and different musical styles of which is composed  « Sur les traces de Marco Polo ».

Created On  26 Feb 2019 13:10  -  Permalink