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1. Am Neujahrstage (On New Year's Day) – Mendelssohn (Close)

  • Published: 2015-06-03T18:39:52Z
  • By srh609
Am Neujahrstage (On New Year's Day) – Mendelssohn (Close)

"Am Neujahrstage" (Op. 79, No. 2) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) CLOSE HARMONY VERSION Vocals: Steven Hoffman Editing and Mixing: Steven Hoffman This piece is a beautiful work by Mendelssohn as part of a series of motets for Christian holy days, titled "Sechs Sprüche". This one, "Am Neujahrstage", is the second in the series. The title indicates that the piece is meant to be sung on New Year's Day. Text (German): Herr, Gott, du bist unsre Zuflucht für und für. Ehe denn die Berge worden, und die Erde und die Welt erschaffen worden, bist du Gott von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit. Hallelujah! Translation (English): Lord, God, you are our refuge for evermore. You are our God from age to age, from before the mountains were made, and the lands and the world were created. Hallelujah! Note: I made two versions of this: one with the soprano and alto parts recorded an octave down from written pitch (close harmony version), and one with the soprano and alto parts pitch-shifted up an octave to match the written score (written version). I couldn't decide which version I like better, so I'm uploading them both! I hope you enjoy!

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2. We All Need Saving – Jon McLaughlin(Preview)

  • Published: 2013-11-05T19:10:58Z
  • By srh609
We All Need Saving – Jon McLaughlin(Preview)

This is my arrangement of "We All Need Saving" by Jon McLaughlin. The Soprano and Alto parts are transposed down an octave. I've been sick and stressed so it's not perfect quality, and I'm also not a great solo singer, so I didn't record the solo line. But this should give you an idea of the arrangement. Contact me if you're interested!

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3. Alleluia (Canon) — Praetorius

  • Published: 2015-01-25T22:34:35Z
  • By srh609
Alleluia (Canon) — Praetorius

Alleluia (Canon for 4 Voices) by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) Recorded by Steven Hoffman on January 25, 2015.

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4. Recordings

  • Published: 2013-09-30T10:31:01Z
  • By srh609
Recordings

I learn parts and make recordings in 45 minutes or less.

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5. Bogoróditse Devo (Preview)

  • Published: 2013-10-21T02:06:43Z
  • By srh609
Bogoróditse Devo (Preview)

This is my first recording with my new Snowball mic! Composed by Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff. Note: this is only the first 8.5 measures. More to come!

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6. Am Neujahrstage (On New Year's Day) – Mendelssohn (Written)

  • Published: 2015-06-03T18:44:34Z
  • By srh609
Am Neujahrstage (On New Year's Day) – Mendelssohn (Written)

"Am Neujahrstage" (Op. 79, No. 2) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) WRITTEN VERSION (open harmony) Vocals: Steven Hoffman Editing and Mixing: Steven Hoffman This piece is a beautiful work by Mendelssohn as part of a series of motets for Christian holy days, titled "Sechs Sprüche". This one, "Am Neujahrstage", is the second in the series. The title indicates that the piece is meant to be sung on New Year's Day. Text (German): Herr, Gott, du bist unsre Zuflucht für und für. Ehe denn die Berge worden, und die Erde und die Welt erschaffen worden, bist du Gott von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit. Hallelujah! Translation (English): Lord, God, you are our refuge for evermore. You are our God from age to age, from before the mountains were made, and the lands and the world were created. Hallelujah! Note: I made two versions of this: one with the soprano and alto parts recorded an octave down from written pitch (close harmony version), and one with the soprano and alto parts pitch-shifted up an octave to match the written score (written version, open harmony). I couldn't decide which version I like better, so I'm uploading them both! I hope you enjoy!

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7. Recordings to Share

  • Published: 2015-06-10T16:30:40Z
  • By srh609
Recordings to Share

This set is in alphabetical order, but you can listen to it in any order you would like!

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8. Greensleeves (arr. Hoffman)

  • Published: 2015-04-30T21:27:38Z
  • By srh609
Greensleeves (arr. Hoffman)

Greensleeves – attributed to Henry VIII (16th century) Arrangement: Steven Hoffman (21st century) Solo: Sarah Mead, viola da gamba; Arya Boudaie '17, recorder; Jason Teng '17, Baritone; Morissa Pepose '17, Soprano. Ensembles: 2014–15 Brandeis University Early Music Ensemble and 2014–15 Brandeis Chamber Choir (Sarah Mead, director) Performed by the Brandeis University Early Music Ensemble and Chamber Choir as the finale to the "Music in Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Music" concert on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Both ensembles are under the direction of Sarah Mead. The concert was part of the 2015 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts. The piece was arranged by Steven Hoffman '18, vocalist and instrumentalist with the Brandeis Chamber Choir and the Brandeis Early Music Ensemble. The arrangement calls for two bass viols, four recorders (AATB), SATB choir, and soloist.

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9. The Misty Mountains (Cover) – The Hobbit

  • Published: 2015-02-08T03:32:08Z
  • By srh609
The Misty Mountains (Cover) – The Hobbit

The Misty Mountains — A Cappella Cover opb. Richard Armitage and the Dwarf Cast of "The Hobbit" Arrangement: Steven Hoffman Recorded, Mixed, and Edited by Steven Hoffman on February 7, 2015.

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10. Weep, o mine eyes – John Bennet

  • Published: 2016-01-03T00:20:10Z
  • By srh609
Weep, o mine eyes – John Bennet

"Weep, o mine eyes" by John Bennet (c. 1570-1615) Vocals: Steven Hoffman Editing and Mixing: Steven Hoffman This madrigal was published in 1599 as part of John Bennet's first collection of madrigals. It is said to be an homage to fellow English composer John Dowland (1563-1626); "Weep, o mine eyes" references Dowland's famous piece, "Flow my Tears" (Lachrimae pavane). This recording is transposed down a fifth from the original.

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11. Barechu — Salamone Rossi (re-release)

  • Published: 2015-05-24T18:31:31Z
  • By srh609
Barechu — Salamone Rossi (re-release)

"Barechu" by Salamone Rossi (c. 1570-1630). Vocals: Steven Hoffman Mixing and Editing: Steven Hoffman Another basic edit/mix I did on my own. This piece was almost singlehandedly responsible for igniting my love of choral music. I previously recorded this piece in fall 2013, but I decided to re-record it to show my growth as a singer since then. Text: (Hebrew transliteration) Barechu et Hashem ha-m'vorach Baruch Hashem ha-m'vorach l'olam va-ed

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12. Choral Music

  • Published: 2015-01-31T05:33:53Z
  • By srh609
Choral Music

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13. Full fathom five – Robert Johnson

  • Published: 2016-05-21T21:31:58Z
  • By srh609
Full fathom five – Robert Johnson

"Full fathom five" (1611) Recorded by Steven Hoffman on May 21, 2016. Music: Robert Johnson (ca. 1583–1633) Text: William Shakespeare (1564–1616) Recording, Editing, Mixing: Steven Hoffman Published in 1611, this setting by Robert Johnson of part of Ariel's song from "The Tempest" is one of the original settings of Shakespeare's lyrics: no settings of Shakespeare's lyrics by other composers have been proven to be connected to a stage performance.

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14. Halleluja ist ein frölich Gesang – Michael Praetorius

  • Published: 2015-04-16T11:50:59Z
  • By srh609
Halleluja ist ein frölich Gesang – Michael Praetorius

Halleluja ist ein frölich Gesang – Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) Composed in 1611 as part of the Megalynodia Sionia. Vocals: Steven Hoffman Mixing and Editing: Rick Thomas (https://www.facebook.com/RThomasMusic) Halleluja ist ein fröhlich Gesang, dadurch wir sagen Lob und Dank unserm Herren Jesu Christ, der vom Tod erstanden ist und hat uns durch die Christenheit die Stätt bereit, daß wir sollen stetiglich bei Gott bleiben ewiglich. Halleluja.

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15. Remember the Name (Preview) – Fort Minor – a cappella arrangement

  • Published: 2013-11-16T18:26:25Z
  • By srh609
Remember the Name (Preview) – Fort Minor – a cappella arrangement

A preview of my a cappella arrangement of "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor. It's my first time arranging a rap song; the process was challenging and fun! Let me know what you think!

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16. A Cappella Covers

  • Published: 2014-12-26T03:42:29Z
  • By srh609
A Cappella Covers

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17. The Parting Glass

  • Published: 2018-03-27T00:28:09Z
  • By srh609
The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass – arr. The Wailin' Jennys It was stuck in my head so I bought the sheet music and recorded it. I hope you like it! Vocals: Steven Hoffman Production: Steven Hoffman

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18. Barechu

  • Published: 2013-10-01T02:26:43Z
  • By srh609
Barechu

Barechu -- Salamone Rossi (1570-1630) for three voices (SAB). All parts transposed down one octave. All parts recorded twice to cover breathing and maximize sound. Recorded by Steven Hoffman on September 23, 2013.

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19. Farewell, fond youth – Robert Jones (re-release)

  • Published: 2015-05-18T01:32:02Z
  • By srh609
Farewell, fond youth – Robert Jones (re-release)

Farewell, fond youth – Robert Jones (c. 1577-1617) Adapted by Sarah Mead for the Brandeis University Early Music Ensemble Vocals: Steven Hoffman Mixing and Editing: Rick Thomas (facebook.com/RThomasMusic) This is the official re-release, professionally edited and mixed. I had the unique opportunity to watch the process over a video conference as the edit and the mix took shape from the raw recordings! I'm learning how to edit and mix on my own, and soon I should be able to do it myself. Special thanks to Rick Thomas for being such a good sport with all my questions, and for donating his time and energy to making my recordings sound as good as they do! Shakespeare quoted this song in Twelfth Night with slightly different words. Lyrics: Farewell, dear heart, since thou wilt needs be gone, Mine eyes do show my life is almost done. But I will never die, so long as I can spy! Shall I bid her go? What an if I do? Shall I bid her go and spare not? O! no, no, no, no, no, I dare not.

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