Charles Martin Loeffler in Medfield, Massachusetts - 1907

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 306:

My [choir-] boys are all having such severe colds, that to hear them sing now, makes you think of young crows cawing after they leave their nest. They are hold however of some new and difficult things quite well. Some of the better ones I hope that you will listen to some day with interest. I am thinking in particular of a Resurrexi in the IV Mode in which there is a great deal of chanting to a very few words. Two little fellows in the middle of the chant intone [excerpt of the melody] This is really very moving and for unknown reasons! It is so simple – the children are not artists …   more >>

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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 306. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424772128633 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Medfield, Massachusetts

Listeners

Charles Martin Loeffler
Violinist, Composer
1861-1935

Listening to

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Gregorian chant performed by Loeffler's choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Charles Martin Loeffler to Mrs. Grace M. Schirmer, January 17, 1907, Medfield, Mass.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:02:08 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:36:53 +0000