Committee Picks, part 2: Nora

Jan 22, 2013 by

I have truly had an amazing experience working on this book. This is a list of songs that have really grabbed me right from the beginning for a number of reasons: They are beautiful, they are interesting, I think they are going to sound amazing in a group of singers. Yes, I feel that way about all the songs in the Shenandoah Harmony but these have struck me as early frontrunners! I want to share just a little information about me as a singer (for those of you who haven’t sung with me personally) so you can decide if my list is something you’d be interested in. I often sing alto. That is where my heart is, though I do enjoy singing tenor and, on occasion, even a little treble.  I think one of...

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184 Sinai

Jun 29, 2012 by

We first encountered ShH 184 SINAI (1801) in Hauser’s Hesperian Harp (1848). It is the best known composition of the teenaged Woodruff, who drowned at the age of nineteen. Back in the day, the alto, or counter, part was often sung by boys, and we like to think that Merit wrote this fantastic alto part to sing himself. This recording is from the Northern Shenandoah Valley All-Day Shenandoah Singing,...

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