NOTES AND RECORDINGS FROM ZOOM REHEARSALS
Audio files from STAR LIGHT, HOLIDAY BRIGHT
VOICES OF EARTH material
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Zoom Practices

When The Earth Stands Still

by Don MacDonald

When The Earth Stands Still — marked score

We’ll be singing from this score marked by Shawn in our  Wednesday April 14th Zoom rehearsal.

Here’s a fine recording of When The Earth Stands Still by Don MacDonald, sung by the Luther College Nordic Choir:

 

Earth Song guide tracks

(We will eventually use these ‘click tracks’ for recording. For now, please use them for practicing.)

EARTHSONG_vocal–guide_SATB EARTHSONG_vocal–guide_SOPRANO EARTHSONG_vocal–guide_ALTO EARTHSONG_vocal–guide_TENOR EARTHSONG_vocal–guide_BASS Earth-Song print copy

Earth Song rehearsal with ESG

2021 April 09

EarthSong_ACS_ESG_Soprano_Breakout_2021April08

EarthSong_ACS_ESG_Alto_Breakout_2021April08

EarthSong_ACS_ESG_Tenor Breakout Room April 7

EarthSong_ACS_ESG_BB_Breakout_2021April08 

 

 

ACS Zoom Practice 2021 March 31

low-bandwidth ZOOM
audio-only recordings

ACS warmups and AfterTheWar

ACS Sop-Alto breakout 2021March31

ACS Tenor-Bass breakout 2021March31

ACS AfterTheWar take2 2021March31

ACS announcements 2021March31

 

After The War

AFTER THE WAR (pdf copy)

Practice MP3s

After the War – Soprano 1
After the War – Soprano 2 

After the War – Alto 1
After the War – Alto 2

After the War – Tenor

After the War – Bass 1
After the War – Bass 2

 

Earth Song practice tracks

(These are practice tracks, NOT the click-tracks that we will get later to use for recording our parts)

The first track is a whole-choir mp3, and then there are the tracks for the five sections.

I have also included the video that Shawn introduced to us showing an excellent choir singing the piece.

EARTH SONG-Full Choir Guide

EARTH SONG-Soprano Guide

EARTH SONG-Alto Guide

EARTH SONG-Tenor Guide

EARTH SONG-Baritone Guide

EARTH SONG-Bass Guide

Earth-Song print copy

Here is a fine recording of the piece as introduced by Shawn. Earth Song

 

ACS Zoom Practice 2021 March 18

low-bandwidth ZOOM audio-only recordings

ACS Full warmup & Earth Song 2021 March 17

ACS Full Mairi & Earth Song 2021 March 17

ACS Soprano Alto breakout 2021 March 17

ACS TB breakout 2021 March 17

ACS announcements 2021 March 17

ACS Mairi’s Wedding with recording 2021 March 17

 

 

ACS Zoom Practice 2021 March 03

Option 1: listening to low-bandwidth ZOOM audio-only recording.

Soprano-Alto Audio March 3, 2021

Bass-Baritone-Tenor Audio March 3, 2021

ACS Full Group Audio Downsample March 3, 2021

 

Option 2: Watching the videos of the practice as recorded from the Zoom meeting.

 

Soprano-Alto Breakout Room
 
Bass-Baritone-Tenor Breakout Room

ACS Full Group Zoom March 3, 2021
https://youtu.be/8O_IyMRfTwY

Sequence within full video
1. Warmup begins at the 28-second mark
2. Markings for Earth Song begin at 9:43 minutes
3- Breakout Rooms begin at 20:02 minutes (separate recordings)
4. All Too Soon sing-through follows the Breakout Rooms
5. All Too Soon YouTube audio track begins at 28:08
6. Announcements and Music Plans at 34:33 minutes
7. Singing with Earth Song YouTube video at 45:11 minutes

In addition to the excellent YouTube Shawn has us singing with, here is another rendition of Earth Song by Voces 8

 

 

 

 

ACS Zoom Practice 2021 February 17

Option 1: listening to low-bandwidth ZOOM audio-only recording.

Acs Zoom 2021 Full Choir Audio Only 2021 Feb 17

Acs Zoom Soprano And Alto Audio Only 2021 Feb 17

Acs Zoom Bass And Tenor Audio Only 2021 Feb 17

 

Option 2:  Watching the videos of the practice as recorded from the Zoom meeting.

 
 
The excellent and useful mp3 practice files for All Too Soon, done by our Librarian Charles W, are below at Practice Recordings.
 

 

 

ACS Zoom Practice 2021 February 03

Option 1: listening to low-bandwidth ZOOM audio-only recording.

ACS Full Group Zoom February 3, 2021 Audio Track

Soprano-Alto Zoom February 3, 2021 Audio Track

Bass-Baritone-Tenor February 3, 2021 Audio Track

Option 2:  Watching the videos of the practice as recorded from the Zoom meeting.

 
 
 
“Earth Song”, a piece we may start working on after the Voices of Earth project..  Here is the printed music of Earth Song, by F Ticheli.  Here is a fine recording of the piece as introduced by Shawn. Earth Song, composer F Ticheli
 

 

 

ESG/ACS Zoom Practice 2021 January 28

Here’s the “Piano Click Track” for Voices of Earth”.  We are hoping that the full tracks with the Lead Singers of ESG will be posted here by the end of the weekend.

ESG ACS piano click track for Voices Of Earth Grenke Style

Here is a great link to keep listening to ‘Voices of Earth’, performed by the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus.

Option 1: listening to low-bandwidth ZOOM audio-only recording.

We were unable — again — to record sections of the rehearsal. This time both the Soprano and the Alto breakout sessions are missing.  Apologies. Neither Greg nor I sing in those ranges, and were not in those breakout rooms. Here are the audio-only files we were able to record.

Greg and I advise that everyone at least listen to the last section of the Bass-Baritone audio track (from about 18 minutes 10 seconds towards the end). In that section, Bryan, one of the ESG Bass lead singers, reviews in very clear detail how to pronounce and to align various parts of words. This greatly improves our diction! Have a listen, please.

ESG ACS 2021 Jan 28 Full Group Rehearsal Audio Track

Tenor Breakout Edited Audio Track

Bass-Baritone Breakout Room Audio Track

Option 2:  Watching the videos of the practice as recorded from the Zoom meeting.

Here are the video files we were able to record.

Full Group Edited Video for January 28, 2021
Full Group Edited Video for January 28, 2021

Tenor Breakout Room Edited Video for January 28, 2021
Tenor Breakout Room Edited Video for January 28, 2021

Bass-Baritone Breakout Room Edited Video for January 28, 2021
Bass-Baritone Breakout Room Edited Video for January 28, 2021

 

 

ACS Zoom Practice 2021 January 20

Option 1: listening to low-bandwidth ZOOM audio-only recording

Regrettably, I was unable to successfully record the first half of the Practice …  (Both Greg and I will record these sessions from here on. My apologies.) Here are the files we were able to record.  (The full video versions are below.)

Soprano-Alto Breakout Room Audio

ACS Full Group Audio 2021Jan20

Option 2:  Watching the video of the practice as recorded from the Zoom meeting.

Soprano-Alto Breakout Room Video:
 
Full Group Video:

 

ESG/ACS Zoom Practice 2021 January 14

Option 1: listening to low-bandwidth ZOOM audio-only recording.