The power of more voices

Our chorus has had a sudden addition of altos, sopranos, tenors, and at least one extra bass. And so, even though we’re struggling with learning the Spring concert music… there is more sound.

But there are also more interpretations of what a dotted eighth rest is when a piece is marked in 6/8 time. Eventually it will all lock into place, but for now there’s a bit of untamed sounds hooting in places that should be silent as we learn the new stuff (including a version of Shenandoah that is lovely, but with very challenging discordant bits [Link to Mormon Tabernacle Choir of one arrangement, and to another by University of Richmond from 1971]). I’ve put both links up to the different versions of the song, because they’re both lovely.

2 Responses to “The power of more voices”


  1. 1 Anne Bonney March 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I’m sure it will be wonderful. Shenandoah is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for the links.

  2. 2 wordtapestry April 9, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I think it will be wonderful too. It’s hard to figure out how to sound like one voice (breathing, no sudden spikes in volume) with so many extra voices


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