We Sing Gloria!

by Mike Wilson

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.

 

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In a classical choral style, "We Sing Gloria!" adds a piece with Latin to your repertoire. In fact, other than the words "we sing," the entire piece is in Latin. A legit choral approach should be taken for pronunciation. Think tall vowels. Our singers demonstrate on the recording. Think "pure" head voice with lots of tone and less airy.

This song uses mixed meter but is very easy to understand. The introduction, endings, and outro are in 6/4 and are simple to count after hearing the tune once or twice. Most of it is in 4/4.

Instrumentation is orchestral with strings, brass, percussion, and woodwinds. Vocals include an optional part 2. It occurs at m. 5 the second time and remains till the end. If, however, you would like to add a bit more variety, you might choose to let part 2 tacet at the bridge the first time (pick-up to m. 17). To help singers learn it, download the rehearsal track from our web site. (See page 77 for details.)

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