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  • #3261

    I am interested in your thoughts about this song. I worked on it over the past year and used it in a youth chorus last fall. It seems fairly singable, but there is very little repetition. Is that a big problem.

  • #3264

    Lynn Martin
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    Hi Austin, is the sound file for sure the same as the pdf? The last line sounded different.

  • #3265

    Good morning Austin,
    I agree with Lynn. It seems that the refrain in the pdf and mp3 have some differences.

    One thing that stood out to me was how much the melody hangs out around the Bflat (So). Each 7 measure line (except for the last) begins and ends on the Bflat. My ear wants the melody to

    On your question of repitition. The beginning of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines use the same So, So, Fa, Mi motif. One could argue that it’s not the most unique and identifiable motif but it does bring some repetition to the piece.

    Those are just a few thoughts. Happy composing!
    Lyndon

    • #3269

      Your ear wants to hear…?

      • #3270

        Sorry, Not exactly sure what I was going to say. I think it was something about wanting to hear the melody land on notes other than the So.

  • #3266

    One other note I was going to add, my ear was listening for the half note in measure 15 to be a Do. The leading tone (Ti) in the previous measure sorta suggests that the Do is forthcoming.

    • #3271

      ?????? I’m sorry, I am not seeing which half not you are referring to.

      • #3272

        Sorry, I believe it’s actually measure 14 (last note on the second line). Looks like maybe your software numbered the pickup to the next measure as 15 and I was going off of that.

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