Spells & Spam

Spells & Spam is a book for all singers who wish to expand their repertoire and knowledge with the art of improvisation. It contains 10 pieces - in no particular order - which can be sung by any singer. Each piece is accompanied by a number of tips on how to improvise using just the written notes. All that is required to use this book is the skill to sing the compositions; you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience with improvisation. Naturally you also need the willingness to invest time in learning how to improvise; just like any other musical skill, improvisation needs training. The music and tips in this book aim to make this training both easy and fun, and ultimately help you to start hearing music beyond the written notes. Which is how all improvisation begins.

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In this webshop the works from Donemus Publishing are available. Donemus has existed in several forms since 1947 and has published works of over 600 Dutch composers. More information about Donemus and the webshop is available at the Donemus website.

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Latest editions

  1. Symphony No. 1 (Kaleidoscopic) : for orchestra / Joey Roukens
  2. Leuk : for ukulele / Federico Favali
  3. Flores : for violin and spinet / Federico Favali
  4. 바람 (Balam) : for daegeum / Federico Favali
  5. Lux Aeterna : Version for female voice, piano and string orchestra / Nestor Taylor
  6. Southern Crossings : A chamber opera in one act / music by Zaid Jabri; libretto by Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind C. Morris
  7. Luce Divina : for symphony orchestra / Jacob ter Veldhuis
  8. Paradiddle : for mixed choir and orchestra / Jacob ter Veldhuis; based on original quotes by Lucretius
  9. For Ever Wonderful : for clarinet in B flat or basset horn in F / Calliope Tsoupaki
  10. observatory : for ensemble with tape / Yannis Kyriakides

Popular works

  1. Spells & Spam : for voice / Maarten Ornstein
  2. Symphony Nº 10 (Unfinished) : Chronological Transcriptions of the Sketches, Short Scores and Orchestral Drafts / Gustav Mahler; Frans Bouwman, editor
  3. Canto Ostinato : voor toetsinstrumenten, 1976-79 / Simeon ten Holt
  4. On the Shore of North Vidzeme (Ziemeļvidzemes krastā) : for harpsichord (or piano) and saxophone quartet / Georgs Pelecis
  5. 24 capriccio's voor viool solo
  6. Hinüber wall' ich : uit "Hymnen an die Nacht" van Novalis / gecomponeerd voor sopraan of tenoor en orkest door Alphons Diepenbrock
  7. Hinüber wall' ich : uit "Hymnen an die Nacht" van Novalis / gecomponeerd voor sopraan of tenoor en orkest door Alphons Diepenbrock
  8. Cycle Games 1 : for vocal percussion / Ned McGowan
  9. Deux hommages en forme d'étude pour piano : opus 40, déc. '57 et janv. '58 / Léon Orthel
  10. New Russian Dances : for two pianos / Svyatoslav Lunyov