- July 16, 2017 at 9:37 pm #539099
Hello! I need ideas for repertoire with flexible voicing for adult community chorus’. Any style, any language, any subject matter, any level of difficulty. Please post your favorites!July 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm #539117
Michael A. GrayParticipant
Lynn Shane is looking for flexible voicing for adults:
You might look at Paul Thomas’ “Morning Star Choir Book” and the “Second” and “Third Morning Star Choir Book” published many years ago by Concordia. While Thomas’ work was originally for church choir, the collection is a wonderful “go to” when 15 people show up and two of them are male. Most of the selections are by classical composers.
Hope that helps!
Michael A. Gray
http://www.graymichael.comJuly 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm #539126
I have a concert round that can be adapted to your needs. It’s in ancient sanskrit and in the Phrygian mode, so there’s some good educational components as well.
The real trick is that it really boils down to the round,
which can be split up in various ways (half a bar, a full bar, a few bars between each entrance, or even once for every stanza), and they all work. You can limit it from the written four parts down to two or even unison and it’ll still come across well. Adding in the other components make it feel like a true concert piece even though it’s fairly basic in form, especially if you include a djembe or drums as recommended.
Thanks Lynn. Hope this is helpful!
PAUL JOHN RUDOI
Composer | Tenor Vocalist | Conductor
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