Wednesday, October 31, 2012

O How Glorious

3 comments:

Nancy Ainsworth said...

So lovely, I sang in a choir for all of by youth, most of my adult life. Ifound that no matter how exhausted I was, I could emerge from practice refreshed.

I love this round-like format.

Sally Thomas said...

Nancy, I used to sing this piece with our (Church of England) parish choir in Cambridge, and rehearsals there always were the social event of my week. The singing was fun; the going out to the pub afterwards was also very refreshing. Boy, do I miss that ritual . . .

I also remember thinking that this was an easy piece to sing, but when I contemplate teaching it to my current choir, I think . . . not this year. Things are so easy when you're the least of the musicians in the stalls, and all you have to do is follow the really good people.

Nancy Ainsworth said...

Exactly! I had forgotten about that part -- following the really good sight-readers. I had a better sound memory than sight, so after singing it a few times I was not so dependent on the woman next to me, who was so diligent as well as talented in getting it right the first time. I thought I had patented the trick of following a tone a milli-second after hearing it from her.
(I am writing this on my brand new computer -- a MacBook Air --I waited a very long time for this so I feel like telling everyone. It is lovely to work from as it is lightening fast as the sales person told me -- he was all of 16 years old, it looked like). Made me smile as I wanted to ask him why a middle-aged lady would need all that speed, I had practice with patience bringing up children, but I wisely kept that thought to myself.