In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
During her tenure at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Mary Goetze was instrumental in founding the Music in General Studies program and in creating and teaching such courses as Z100.
She founded two choral programs that have continued past her retirement in 2007--the International Vocal Ensemble and the Indiana University Children's Choir.
Now as professor emerita, she continues to compose for choral groups, write articles and books, and travel to present lectures, workshops, and conduct honor choirs.
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Review: Mary Goetze presents here a setting of the most familiar variant of this traditional folk ballad, "Scarborough Fair," in which two lovers make impossible requests of each other. The texture shifts from homophonic to imitative counterpoint. Brief dissonances created and resolved by stepwise progression of the accompanying voices reflect the bittersweetness of the text. "Hold the Wind," a simple yet stirring melody in the mixolydian mode, was sung by a blacksmith. The simple harmonization highlights the beauty of the melody. "Shenandoah" is set with very simple ideas which complement and support the motion of the beautiful melody. The accompanying voices can be learned quickly, for they sing like melodies and progress by step. "Old Joe Clark," a familiar fiddle tune of our American heritage is arranged in a playful setting which captures the flavor of the jocular text.
Songlist: Scarborough Fair, Hold The Wind, Shenandoah, Old Joe Clark
Review: "I'm Goin' Home" - Arranged with a simple and accessible vocal accompaniment that enhances the intense hope expressed in the text and melody. Stepwise contrapuntal melodic phrases and repeated harmonic patterns provide a carpet of vocal sounds for the inspiring melody. Builds to an effective climax in the coda with an unexpected harmonic turn. "Great Getting' Up Morning" - Choirs of all ages will enjoy this joyful melody, which expresses great optimism and anticpiation. The range of the lower countermelody is narrow enough to accommodate the early phases of boys changing voices or those with a narrow range. This song will be appropiate for older choirs of treble voices. "Give Way Jordan" - An imitative part and a lively counter-melody accompany the simple refrain of this spiritual, contrasted by the verse in which singing in parallel thirds is practiced.
Songlist: Give Way, Jordan, Sing Alleluia, Allelu, Great Gettin' Up Mornin'!, I'm Goin' Home on a Cloud
Review: 'Simply Sung' is a collection of a cappella arrangements for classroom use through which young singers can develop the ability to maintain a vocal part in a texture of two or more voices. Suitable for the classroom and for beginning treble choirs. It is a supplement to "Music for Children". The author is a Professor of Music at the Indiana University School of Music where she teaches music education courses and directs a vocal ensemble.
Songlist: Wade in the Water, My Good Old Man, Kol Dodi, There's a little wheel a-turnin' in my heart, Dodi Li, Shoo Fly, Shenandoah, The Ole Ark's a-moverin', Shine like a Star in the Morning, The Boll Weevil
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|Song Name||Arranger||Composer||Artist||Recording Title||Format|
|Christmas Bells||Mary Goetze||Various Arrangers||Christmas Carols For Children's Choruses||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Da Pacem Domine||Mary Goetze||Melchoir Franck||Minnesota Boychoir||Until We Meet Again||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Dormi, Dormi||Mary Goetze||Seattle Children's Chorus||A Candlelight Christmas||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Give Way, Jordan||Mary Goetze||Mary Goetze||Spirituals for Children's Choruses||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Great Gettin' Up Mornin'!||Mary Goetze||Mary Goetze||Spirituals for Children's Choruses||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Hold The Wind||Mary Goetze||Mary Goetze||Classic Folk Songs||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|I'm Goin' Home on a Cloud||Mary Goetze||Mary Goetze||Spirituals for Children's Choruses||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Infant Holy||Mary Goetze||Various Arrangers||Christmas Carols For Children's Choruses||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Old Joe Clark||Mary Goetze||Mary Goetze||Classic Folk Songs||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Scarborough Fair||Mary Goetze||English Traditional||Mary Goetze||Classic Folk Songs||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Scarborough Fair||Mary Goetze||English Traditional||Northwest Girlchoir||Heart & Soul||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Shenandoah||Mary Goetze||Mary Goetze||Classic Folk Songs||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Sing Alleluia, Allelu||Mary Goetze||Mary Goetze||Spirituals for Children's Choruses||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Sing As The Prairie||Mary Goetze||Various Arrangers||Prairie Songs||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|
|Wexford Carol||Mary Goetze||Various Arrangers||Christmas Carols For Children's Choruses||Sheet Music||MORE DETAILS|