Carson City Symphony - Sweelinck "Hodie Christus natus est" Project

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Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that year. It is a community orchestra open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians. Members come from all walks of life and have ranged from elementary school students to senior citizens. The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for audiences in Carson City. It also has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia City. We play many works by contemporary composers and have commissioned and premiered several pieces.

Carson City Symphony - Sweelinck "Hodie Christus natus est" Project (2020)

Welcome to the Sweelinck "Hodie Christus natus est" Project Page
Updated: Dec. 1, 2020

Photograph of Jan Sweelinck

Some background, by David Bugli

The goal of this project is to produce a virtual video recording of the Carson Chamber Singers performing Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck's "Hodie Christus natus est" with brass quintet. Sweelinck (pronounced "SWAY-link") was a Dutch organist, composer, and pedagogue who lived from 1562 to 1621. His musical style reflects the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Baroque era. In addition to being a choral composer, he was a major influence on the development of the north German keyboard (organ) style. His fame was such that he was the only non-English composer whose works appeared in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, a highly influential volume among keyboard publications.

More details can be found in the "Project Description," when it is written.


Click here to download "Project Description." (Not posted yet)

Click here to download "Instructions for Recording Yourself."

Unless otherwise noted, large data file transfers will be done using You can also use Google Drive (not Google Docs as previously indicated), as long as you provide Ricky Hutton and David Bugli with the links.

Links to Zoom rehearsals are posted here.

Rehearsals are scheduled as follows:

First Zoom rehearsal - (This rehearsal is in the past)
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020, 7pm-8:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 822 0013 1863
Passcode: 8KCZ0S
ARCHIVE OF REHEARSAL (With the cute stuff) IS AT
ARCHIVE OF REHEARSAL (Without the cute stuff) IS AT

Second Zoom rehearsal - (This rehearsal is in the past)
Tuesday, December 1st, 7pm-8:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 893 1966 5556
Passcode: 7Sgfvs

Soprano I: Wed. 12/2 - 7:30pm
Soprano II: Wed. 12/2 - 8:00pm
Alto: Thursday 12/3 - 7:00pm
Tenor: Thursday 12/3 - 7:30pm
Bass: Thursday 12/3 - 8:00pm

Due date - no submissions later than Dec. 7th will be considered.

Parts to download


  • Choral Part (SSATB) - click HERE.


  • Trumpet 1 - click HERE.
  • Trumpet 2 - click HERE.
  • Horn - click HERE.
  • Tenor Trombone - click HERE.
  • Bass Trombone - click HERE.


  • Full score - click HERE.

Please contact David Bugli at DCBugli@aol or 775-883-4154 if a part you need is not available.

Reference resources

Reference recording - synthesized audio with click track - download from Symphony website at hodie2020Stuff/Sweelinck_Hodie_Ab_reference_v02_w_click.mp3.

Here are the links to the YouTube guide tracks that the singers will be using:
Soprano 1 (& Trumpet 1) reference recording - click HERE.
Soprano 2 (& Trumpet 2( reference recording - click HERE.
Alto (& Horn) reference recording - click HERE.
Tenor (& Tenor Trombone) reference recording - click HERE.
Bass (& Bass Trombone) reference recording - click HERE.
If the Brass players would like to play along with their respective voice parts that are isolated in these videos, that would work as well. (They of course can just play along with the .mp3s already sent tothem, but it might be easier to hear their own parts this way).

S-L-O-W Practice Vocal tracks
Note: Unlike the reference recordings above, these may open an audio application, such as iTunes, to be heard. These are not posted on YouTube, as the ones above are.
Soprano 1 SLOW practice track - click HERE.
Soprano 2 SLOW practice track - click HERE.
Alto SLOW practice track - click HERE.
Tenor SLOW practice track - click HERE.
Bass SLOW practice track - click HERE.

Hodie Diction Guide (Latin pronunciation audio, 40 seconds) -
download or play from Symphony website at hodie2020Stuff/Hodie_Diction_40sec.m4a.

This page last updated 12/1/2020

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