Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Last Words of David

Please check out the youtube videos for this one. They can be found in a previous post. There is a guy who sings each part for you against the accompaniment (piano) part. VERY helpful to hear a real human voice singing your part. Please listen, study and sing along with him.


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Peze Kafe

Hello Friends,

“Ostinato” is a music term that means any repeated pattern. In the opening of Peze Kafe, the bass, tenor and alto sections have ostinatos that are repeated through out the first page, underneath the soprano melody. After sops sing all the repeats on that first page, we take the second ending, which lands us right at the top of the second page. The short ostinatos end and the longer ones begin. These ostinatos (patterns) are 4 measures long, and repeat until we get to measure 59, at the top of page 6, AFTER MORE REPEATS.

Look for the repeat signs and first and second endings in your music. We will review those markings on Monday. plus some of your rehearsal parts include other parts. Makes sense to me to rehearse with the other part, so you can hear and see how things go together. It may seem complicated, but this song is repetitive. Once you get a section, you get to repeat it over and over again. Fun!!

Altos especially need to be strong and precise when they come in on measure 27.


all 3 ostinatos:

alto ostinato:

tenor ostinato:

bass ostinato:



tenor with soprano:

satb without ostinatos:


bass with soprano:

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We Shall Overcome


tenor 2:

tenor 1:

alto 1:

sop 2:

alto 2:

sop 1:

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Omnia Sol

In some cases, I played other parts while you were resting to give you an idea of how long you rest. Count the rests. Get used to following the parts of others with your eyes while counting. If you rehearse with your track 5 times between now and next Monday, you will feel more confident and ready to sing with your section!

If you have any questions, or have difficulty making these tracks work, contact Chris Manly. He’s our tech guru.


all parts:




sop 2: (contains 1 error for your listening enjoyment

sop 1:

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Links to videos for practice

Here are links to Youtube videos of our pieces, to help with your at-home practice sessions (or to just listed to and start getting them into your ear).


Peze Kafe       

Hold Me Rock Me

Niska Banja

piano only:

We Shall Overcome

Omnia Sol

I Choose Love

So new there’s not a choral vid yet.

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody

The Last Words of David

Alto predominant:

Soprano dominant:


Baritone 1:


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