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view and hear online)
This is an easy work to learn, but sophisticated sounding in performance. Learn the first six
measures and you have practically learned the piece.
Melchior Franck is a genius
in the way he presents those six measures against each other. First
they are set in a round at the tonic, six beats apart. Then the round is
set at the tonic against the another round of the same six measures set at the
dominant, six beats apart. Next he sets the melody of six measures at the
tonic against itself at the dominant, but this time only three beats apart.
It closes with a resounding homophonic ending.
This is a work your singers will love.
Words and Music by Melchior
Arranger: Tommie Pardue
Five-part Variable Voicing
Cambiata Press catalog
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This rendition is recorded by the
UCA Chamber Chorale
Don L. Collins, Director