Different kind of choir accompaniment
Date: February 2, 2012
Hi. I'm new to this community. I am looking to find church choir directors who incorporate different instrumental accompaniments to their choir's music, not the usual piano or organ accompaniment. Does your choir ever sing with a Praise Band, small orchestra, or string or wind ensemble? I have seen this done beautifully at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
I have written some pieces for SATB choir and orchestra. They're arranged "classically," but the vocal writing and harmonies are modern (not in the avant garde sense; very melodic). I also have the SATB with piano reduction scores available.
But I guess I'm interested to know how my songs would sound somewhere "in between" - not fully orchestral and not simply choir/piano. Any suggestions? Thank you!