Will Sing for Food: Concert for the Hungry and Homeless
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
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SOP/ALTO SPLITS AND ENSEMBLE ASSIGNMENTS
MUSIC, NOTES, AND PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS - presented in tentative concert order
Amoa, Amarfio, Bailey, Bedeau, Osei, Richardson, Tontoh, Transcribed by Ysaye Barnwell
No performance recording available
NOTES: We will MEMORIZE this piece!
Solos will be available to begin the piece (all voice ranges)
Sacred Harp #457, arr. Dye
NOTES: The first verse represents the shape note names that you saw on the music in your original music packet. To save us time, I've written them out in this version (handed out at rehearsal) and using normal notation.
Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger
Traditional, arr. Newbury
No performance recording of this arrangement is available.
NOTES: No splits until the last 5 measures. On the word "home," Alto 1 jump up to take the soprano note. Sopranos jump up to the descant line and split to sing that last phrase.
Sleeping at Last/O’Neal, arr. Chung
Sopranos enter for the first time at the pick up to m. 25.
Altos: begin in m. 8. In m. 25, A1 to alto line and there for the rest of the piece.
Alto 2 to tenor line for mm. 25-32, then up to alto line. Down to tenor again for mm. 55-67.
Tenors: a few voices will double the melody with the sopranos for mm. 25-33 and mm. 52-67. MOST tenors will sing the
B1 part from mm. 25-32 and mm. 55-67.
Basses will split into B1 and B2 as marked.
Ffe Mwe, Mwe Ffe (SSAA)
NOTES: Refer to the splits document above for which part you will learn exactly.
Solo opportunity from mm. 36-53. Any S/A voice part.
Esto Les Digo (Ensemble)
Performance Recording (SSAA). Here is an SATB recording of the same piece with better quality.
NOTES: Refer to the splits document above for which part you will learn exactly. I would like to perform this as small groups of 4-6 around the auditorium. So, learn it as though you will be part of a much smaller group!
Solo at the end - high, light soprano in mm. 41-47.
Hard Times Come Again No More
Foster, arr. Ward
No performance recording of this arrangement available.
Solo opportunities on the first page - one treble and one lower voice.
We will sing on neutral syllables - just learn on something that is comfortable.
Chorus parts start on the pick-up to m. 17 (lower three lines)
Soprano 1 part in mm. 39-41 will be sung by just a few voices that are very comfortable with those notes.
Tenors and basses will be in a three-part split for all of this piece. (See the link to the three-part split document
at the top of this page. Part A (highest) will begin at m. 8, Part B at. m. 18 and Part C at m. 32.
Altos will split into 1 and 2 as marked beginning at m. 33.
Sopranos are in a 3-part split. See the document above for exact assignments.
Possible solo at the beginning for any voice type
Sound of Silence
Simon, arr. Metis
Performance Recording - no acceptable recording is available for this arrangement!
NOTES: No splits. Sing SATB as written.
Performance Recording and here is the same piece where you can follow with the sheet music.
NOTE: This has splits in all parts, but we will try splitting within each section. No hopping around!
Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Parton, arr. Johnson
Performance Recording and here is the original recording of this arrangement from Conspirare.
NOTES: Splits in each section for mm. 32-35. On pages 9-10, ignore the SSA ensemble line and learn the SATB parts.
Solo all the way through this piece - I will consider all voice parts.
Shed a Little Light (solo/small group) - TBD after we get started. COMING SOON.
Taylor, arr. Rodgers
Change of Heart
Near, Scott, Nakamoto, arr. Milloy
No performance recording is available for this arrangement.
NOTES: mm. 99-106 - alto 2s will take the solo line (down an octave). Alto 1 stay on the choral alto part.
Grace Before Sleep
Performance Recording - Luther Choir that stays completely on pitch but sings with a straighter tone.
Basses: at m. 11 (4th beat on "grateful") some of you will move up to the tenor line and take the T2 notes through m. 20.
At m. 22, stay on the bass line and split B1/B2 as marked until m. 38. Mm. 45-49 B1 on T2 and low basses on bass line.
Mm. 49 - basses split on bass line.
Tenors: at m. 22, a few T1 (same as those who took the upper line on North) sing T1 with a few low altos through m. 44.
Most tenors will sing T2 from mm. 22- 44 . M. 45-48 all tenors on T1. Mm. 49-50. Few T1 on T1 with low altos and most
tenors on T2.
Altos: Most altos split A1/A2 as marked throughout. A small group of altos will take the T1 line at mm. 22-44 and 49-50.
Stand in the River
Performance Recording (close enough to get the idea - there is more in this than we will sing).
Solo opportunity for mm. 60-74 - any voice considered.
Soprano - mm. 60-74 move to the alto line.
Basses - mm. 60-74 join the tenors on their line.
ALL - We will memorize mm. 89-end and walk out through the aisles.