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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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The very lovely Phos Hilaron, by composer Stephen Sturk

I worked with composer Stephen Sturk for a few years back in the 1980s when I was a soloist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York. I was fortunate enough to be in the evensong choir … Continue reading

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Ralph Kramden teaches chest resonance

Here is the Ralph Kramden chest resonance demonstration that I mentioned at the last session.  For those of you who missed out, this is what happens when you use low abdominal support and keep a fine chest resonance. This is … Continue reading

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Name that Tune #4

For those of you waiting with bated breath, and for those of you who couldn’t make it to our last session, here is Name That Tune #4.  We will go through this at our next session and have a bit … Continue reading

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Placido é il mar from Mozart’s opera, Idomeneo.

The beautiful Placido é il mar from Mozart’s opera, Idomeneo.  Keep the breath steady and supported, clear consonants and long vowels.         Placido é il mar – 3 Parts Audio Placido é il mar – Soprano Audio … Continue reading

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Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” in a new SAB arrangement!

So, we start of the new term with a snappy arrangement of George and Ira’s song, I Got Rhythm, long famous as a jazzman’s standard. Listen to the click in the empty bars to help you keep tracks of the … Continue reading

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My own version of Nero’s Expedition

Well, what can I say?  I was so taken with it I had to record my own version.  Hope you enjoy it.  Thanks to Moondog for writing such an interesting and unusual song. Paul

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