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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.
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.
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.
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