June 5th, 2012
Last Sunday, a few of us stayed behind to learn the harmony parts to “Come Down O Love Divine,” which we will be singing for the next few weeks.
The group included singers of all levels, including those who have never learned to read music. We had a blast, made great strides together, and we invite everyone to join us after service as we learn to sing together.
For those wanting to put in a little practice before our next post-service harmonizing jam, here are some mp3s of “Come Down O Love Divine” to help you practice whatever harmony line appeals to you. Each mp3 features a different line—soprano, alto, tenor, or bass—played on piano, with a full choir panned to the right. You can adjust the left-right balance of your playback device (or slide off the right ear of your headphones) to increase or decrease the isolation of the piano illustration of your chosen part.
The sheet music is here. Note that each mp3 starts with the last phrase of the soprano melody—”And kindle it your holy flame bestowing”—because we always sing the first verse in unison. This little lead in lets you practice the transition to your harmony part.
Come down join us next Sunday. All levels are welcome, especially those who consider themselves beginners!
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