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just a thought. On ubi caritas I think we should carry the entire line at the beginning into the next choir without taking any breaths until the sopranos come in. I believe it keeps the flow and that a break interrupts the beauty of the piece. One continuous voice!!
Ok, something from back in high school that we did. There's a song called "American Tears." It's very pretty. But at the end the soloist sings with the choir. The choir pretty much sustains that same notes as the soloist. It sounded very powerful and I think we can do the same with Ben's song. Let the sopranos and tenors follow his notes but bring in the altos and basses with harmony. Just a thought...
More food for thought. There is one sentence that ends in harmony. I think it would be pretty if the choir sang the word harmony in, well... harmony. there are some other words in such as heart and charity and just small places i think each different group could repeat that word after he sings it. Such as after heart the sopranos sing heart, after charity the altos sings charity. Bianca and I were harmonizing with the Hallelujahs and Amens during the chorus in class and I think we were on to something. If we could pull all 5 altos into it we may have a strong undertone for the sopranos and tenors. I also think a soprano would sound lovely going much higher than the piece and softly singing with it in places. Lastly and I may be done for now, I few piano chords may sound good. It wouldn't have to be anything fancy and I may be able to pick something out for it.
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