The Chorale is divided into four vocal parts, representing the vocal ranges of the singers. From highest to lowest these are: Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto I, and Alto II.
Below will be web references and audio files that can help you learn the music for this season. Watch this space as the semester progresses--we'll try to add more.
A “clean” version of the official Lady Gaga / Beyonce Knowles video. The music and words match our music exactly.
- Prayer of a Woman (David Hamilton)
Mirinesse Women’s Choir, Trinity Lutheran Church, Seattle WA
(The repeated phrase business of measure 70 can be heard starting at minute 2:53 in the recording.)
- Set me As A Seal
- Brahm's Four Songs for Women's Chorus, Two Horns and Harp
Kansas City Chorale. Chorus sings all four songs in German.
Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs, with piano and violin
The Importance of Consonants while Singing:
A very useful general resource, for training your ears to hear the intervals between notes (that is, the differences in pitches between the notes).
It lets you see notation of intervals and hear them and test yourself. The site also offers mnemonics for remembering intervals, beyond those that Kevin has already mentioned--you may find one that works well for you in the list. Don't forget to "click to hear other intervals" once you've absorbed the intervals that start with middle C.
For Mac owners, there is also a free program available that presents some of the same, and a useful quiz, in a different format:
If the entire concept of "interval" is new or confusing, you may find the top parts of this page enlightening: