♫ Random musical notes from yours truly. ♫
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A few ideas to help directors make choir a fun, uplifting experience.
One of the questions that pops up quite often about site content is, “Why is this vocal demo in a different key than the score?”
What is *really* happening here when it looks like things are just calm and drowsy? A cat stampede.
Many of the songs here on the site include obbligatos that specify the use of a “C instrument.” People often write to ask, “What exactly is a C instrument?”
So without further ado…
Each year I try to do a “Christmas Card Carol” to give away in lieu of fudge or cookies. (That’s because you don’t want my cookery. Trust me.) I never seem to get them done in time to be useful for the current year, and this year’s is no exception. So…Here on Christmas Eve Eve (is that a thing?) is this year’s carol…
New this time: a congregational accompaniment for “The First Noel.”
A thing I do to drive myself a little crazier: “finish” something, make it public, and then regret it because it was just. plain. wrong. I’m glad the Lord knows what He’s doing when I don’t.
“There is a green hill far away…” If ever there was a phrase designed to evoke images in the mind of a child, it’s that one.
In which I try to build a choir one voice at a time. With mixed results. 🙂
This version of “In That Holy Place” has a new accompaniment and includes an obbligato for flute.
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