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Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, organist and composer

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, born in Lichtenstein March 17, 1839, was a respected pianist, organist, and composer. Rheinberger was involved in the performances of Wagner‘s “Tristan und Isolde” and “Die Meistersinger” by the Royal Opera. Josef Rheinberger began serving as an organist in a Lichtenstein church at the age of 7.  Rheinberger attended the Munich Conservatorium,… Read More

IPA Paired – Repurposing music for productivity

IPA Paired is a happy hour blog series by the IPA Source office staff – business manager Nora and tech manager Eric. While skillful at keeping IPA Source running well, Nora & Eric have no formal music background, unless you consider their time in high school band!   Today’s post was inspired by the New… Read More

Ask IPA Source: “The Requiem Mass – Complete Text” and “The Ordinary of the Mass – Complete Text compared

An IPA Source customer asks: What is the difference between “The Requiem Mass – Complete Text” and “The Ordinary of the Mass – Complete Text“? Is one of them more extensive than the other? Bard answers: The Ordinary is the invariable part of the Mass such as the Kyrie, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are part… Read More

Happy birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized on December 17, 1770, so it is likely he was born a few days prior to that date. As one of the most recognized composers in music history, his works are still some of the most frequently performed classical pieces to this day. Beethoven’s work spans… Read More

IPA Paired – Handel wrote music for Chanukah

IPA Paired is a happy hour blog series by the IPA Source office staff – business manager Nora and tech manager Eric. While skillful at keeping IPA Source running well, Nora & Eric have no formal music background, unless you consider their time in high school band. Nora: Happy Chanukah, Eric! Did you know that… Read More

Which Latin?

This post by Bruce Tammen originally appeared on the Chicago Chorale blog here and is republished with the author’s permission. The “which Latin?” issue rears its head, relative to the Mahler 8 first movement (Veni, Creator Spiritus). When I was in college, this issue did not exist, at least in Iowa: we pronounced the language… Read More

Introducing SongHelix

From IPA Source:  SongHelix has recently come to our attention, and we believe that it might be of interest to some of our readers. The following post is by Seth Keeton, Director of SongHelix. As director of the recently released SongHelix, I would like to share a bit about the tool’s creation and some of… Read More

Perfect Tenor Recital Selections

Voice recitals are part of a voice student’s degree fulfillment requirements. Whether you are preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital, identifying and grouping texts to display your vocal skill is key. Texts may be selected and grouped by language, emotion, or level of difficulty. Texts may also be selected and grouped… Read More