Seeking two-part repertoire that is dead easy and sounds decent
Date: January 11, 2012
I am having a particularly tough time with this year's "y'all come" choir of 26 high school women. Despite lots of encouragement and very careful preparation on my part, I simply have a lot of kids with weak skills. They sing reasonably well as a group (leaning on the few decent voices in the section) but have limited range and difficulty singing parts accurately (the evil sopranos keep leading them astray).
I have to present them at one of the out-of-town music festivals (commments only) along side of with my two auditioned choirs, and am looking desperately for repertoire that will work for them while providing them with some degree of dignity. I can't even count on their being able to handle the kinds of pieces that have little bits of 3-part singing scattered throughout. Melissa Roth's arrangement of "A la puerta del cielo," which I thought would be clear and easy, was a nightmare for them at Christmas. REPERTOIRE IDEAS WELCOMED, THE SOONER THE BETTER!
Elizabeth Seton HS
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