Call for texts!!!

gaynow's picture

So. I'm a composition nerd. I'm a choir nerd. I love choral music, and I love writing choral music. But unfortunately (despite also being a language nerd, so this really bugs me) I can't find or write choral texts for my life. So here's what I'm asking you guys: I need texts! You can write it yourself, you can find it on the interwebs, whatever. It can be a full poem, it can be a short poem, it can be just a single line. (That said, it does NOT have to be an epic poem, shorter things may even be preferable.) If it's in another language, that's golden (and if anyone here can do translations for me, that'd be really awesome too, because I always feel awkward setting English). Just anything (anything anything anything) that you feel can/should/must/screams to be set to music and sung by a choir.

But I give you fair warning that I'm very very very picky about texts.

If anyone's interested in the finished product, and I actually find time and follow through and finish something, I'll post a score when I'm done.

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Dyke of Awesomeness's picture

I have no skill at texts, or

I have no skill at texts, or anything like that, but I love choral music, and ask, nay BEG thee to post it here when you have completed it.

"Dawn must DIE!!"
Fallon, after watching 'Once More With Feeling' of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

jeff's picture

What?

You'll post a score? Screw that, we don't want sheet music. We want mp3s.

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gaynow's picture

If I ever get my ass around

If I ever get my ass around to getting it recorded, then I most definitely will. Actually, I've got mp3s of my music from the summer (composition camp fweee!!) that I might get around to posting some time soon.......

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader

WantsOut's picture

I'll try!!!

I love composing, but most of my songs are rather twisted. People die sometimes. But it is always a happy tune to the music, so...
Ah, forget it.

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Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Remember me to one who live there.
He used to be a true love of mine.

jeff's picture

Well...

I already love Sweeney Todd, and I think Sondheim's Assassins is all about the people who tried to kill presidents, so... you're in good company.

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gaynow's picture

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Well yes, I expect no less from our resident Older Gay Male (tm), but SONDHEIM IS GODLY!!!! Oh man oh man. Twisted music is the bestest. Anyone who hasn't listened to any Sondheim, GO LISTEN NOW!!! Oh man. Sooooo good.

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader