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Contemporaries of Mozart

There were many composers active at the same time as Mozart, the most well-known is perhaps the older Haydn. There were also many who are not so well-known today, but who make for fine listening if people like Mozart.

Three I can think of off-hand, and whose work I'm familiar with, are Franz Benda, Franz Krommer and the more well-known Muzio Clementi.
Benda wrote a lot of the older style 'symphonies' more like sinfoniettas with their short movements of 2-3 minutes. They are in the style of the period that bridges baroque and later classical, galant style. Krommer was also a symphonist, but with greater substance. Clementi needs little introduction, he was also active when Beethoven was working and his sonatas were well-known to Beethoven.

Just a bit of related interest regarding who else was active when Wolfgang was working.

Dona Nobis Pacem

I'd like to wish those who celibate Christmas a Merry Christmas.  And for those who celebrate any other holiday this time of of the the year I wish you a happy holiday as well. 

I would like to share a carol (canon) that some  believe Mozart composed. One I enjoyed singing one time. And later discovered it is believe to be composed by my favorite composer. Though it is not for sure all the way. But hey, it's the thought that counts and it's a lovely little canon anyways. 

Now Mozart did work with the Dona Nobis Pacem at times for instance here

Dona Nobis Pacem meaning Grant us peace. 

Free Classical Online Guitar Course Delcamp

Hello everyone,
From Wednesday, 6 September 2017, I will be starting a new series of lessons corresponding to the first seven years at music school (D01, D02, D03, D04, D05, D06, D07).

My aim is to help isolated amateurs who don't have the opportunity to have a teacher. I ask my forum students to provide help and encouragement to one another. My role as teacher will be to give you a reasonable goal, offering you, while respecting copyright, a repertoire with the greatest possible musical value. I will be illustrating my lessons with audio and video examples for each piece or exercise. Unfortunately I shall only rarely be able to reply to your questions through lack of available time.

Registration for courses at the first three levels (D01, D02, D03) is available to anyone who has posted 2 messages on the forum: a message of introduction and a message requesting registration into the students group.
Registration for the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh year courses (D04, D05, D06, D07) is available only to members who have already posted 20 messages on the forum.

Before accepting a new student, I require these four conditions to be met:
1. You must be registered on the forum with your real forename and surname. To change your username, post a request in the forum: "Your messages to the site administrator".
To register for the lessons and to confirm that you have satisfied the conditions set for participation in my courses, use the thread you are in now: "Conditions for participating in the lessons".

2. You must publicize the 2017-2018 course sessions. Publicize the lessons, for instance, by putting up a notice in the window of your local baker or guitar store. Publicize them on FaceBook, Twitter, Youtube, discussion groups, your blog or website. The more students there are, the more effective the mutual help will be. Mention the lessons to your guitarist friends in conversation or by email.
Here is some suitable wording:
Free classical guitar lessons on the internet
Lessons given by Jean-François Delcamp
The lessons will begin in September 2017 and finish in June 2018.
These classical guitar lessons correspond to the first sixth years at music school.
The lessons are free. They are aimed at the isolated amateur who does not have the opportunity of having a teacher.
The conditions for registration are available on the forum:

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3. You must undertake to post the recordings required for at least 7 out of the 10 lessons of the course. If for some reason a student is temporarily unable to keep up with the course, he should let the other students know and catch up on the missed lesson or lessons as soon as possible. If the interruption goes on for several months, the student should alert a moderator of the student group so that the moderator can keep the student list up to date. A student can follow more than one course at different levels on condition that he undertakes to post the recordings required for at least 7 of the 10 lessons of each course. A student may change courses during the year, but in this case he must start by catching up on the lessons of his new course in the proper order. A student who does not complete the course may repeat the same level the following year, but must begin again from lesson 01 of that level and submit new recordings of the required pieces.

4. You must undertake to listen to the recordings posted by the other students at the same level and comment on their work. This involves posting at least one message per week containing encouragement, constructive criticisms, or advice.

Students can ask for help on the forum at any time, whether in connection with the lessons or the working of the forum in general.

Poll (which is your fav?)

I was thinking about doing a poll every once and awhile to see which is the favorite work out of the 4 I choose.

And probably in category, the first with me primarily being a singer! Will be vocal works of course.

Here are the first 4 choices:

A) Exultate Jubliate (0 votes)

B) Kyrie - Mass No. 17 (2 vote)

C) Commendatore - Don Giovanni (0 votes)

D) come scoglio - Cosi fan Tutte (0 votes)

I know 3 of four were soprano parts, but they are some of his best. And I left his most popular out as to get a fair survey. And to maybe give you all a chance to know his works more!

Tell me if you like the idea of polls?