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A cool arrangement of Bach’s Adoramus Te

Welcome Bach to a new season of Lewes Voice Works!  We have some fab new pieces to work on and we’re starting with this lovely, rather New Agey version of Adoramus Te. Think long legato phrases, folks.       … Continue reading

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An African Alleluia with some funky, gospel rhythms.

Hey, watch those syncopated rhythms, everybody!  It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. And to make it even cooler still we’re going to be giving out percussion instruments to 3 of you because this thing has … Continue reading

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Now is the Month of Maying – for SAB

We began this at our last session and while it’s mostly pretty easy to read right off, here are the files so everyone can have a bit of a practice and those who missed out on our session at Jasper … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Record Diggers

Helpful in understanding one of your hosts of LVW. But also a great way of finding new and soul fulfilling music, if you find the algorithms of Spotify and other services less than helpful.

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Voice Tutorials

A few of you have been asking for these, so I’m putting the 4 of them in one place.  These are a series of short voice tutorials that I did some time ago for some of my students and for … Continue reading

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Lennon & McCartney’s lovely “If I Fell” for SAB

I said at rehearsal that McCartney was influenced by pop music from an earlier era––and of course, this was mostly written by John. Duh. ROLLING STONE’s Top 100 Beatles Songs 26. ‘If I Fell’ Main Writer: Lennon Recorded: February 27, … Continue reading

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End of Term Business

Thank you all for a lovely term!  We enjoyed it thoroughly and are looking forward to next term by preparing new music based on your suggestions listed below.  Also, please note the dates for next term’s sessions and put them … Continue reading

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Handel’s Hallelujah chorus arranged for SAB

Well, it’s more pages than usual but it will all be worth it when you experience singing it.  Yes, I miss the tenor part but then, I’m a bit biased.  That’s life in LVW! 😉 Much of it will feel … Continue reading

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Name that Tune #5

As mentioned at our session last night, here is Name that Tune #5. Have fun with it and we’ll have a look at it in 2 weeks. Remember––no cheating!  Stay away from that piano! No Bonanza theme tune.  I promise. … Continue reading

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The first recording of Sturk’s Phos Hilaron

I mentioned in the last post that I would also post the recording of Stephen Sturk’s Phos Hilaron that 9 of us made at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in 1986.  You can listen to it here.

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