Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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11 thoughts on “Practicing for a Choir Performance

  1. A great extension of the performance/accompaniment CD! I look forward to this being offered for all our school music materials–band, drum corps, marimba band, World Music Drumming, Orff, etc. No apologies necessary for your voice–every singer who is attentive and working to contribute to the group is a great singer!!!

  2. You under assess your singing. In my view, the value of a clear, steady and accurate soprano voice is greater to a choir than that of the accomplished coloratura that doesn’t blend. You have a VERY nice voice!

  3. Stacey, I’ve long done this – I just play another voice part on the piano (if not too complicated) rather than recording the other v. part. Which is a great idea!!

    Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your performance!


  4. Thank you so much for saying so George!! That made my day.

    Cindy, hi! Yeah, I know I’m not the first to think of this and how cool that you can play the different voice parts. (I wouldn’t be able to do that, it’s a chewing gum and walking at the same time thing for me!)

  5. Terrific. I will share with my choir. I already have a wonderful tech guy in the choir who makes cd’s of the music with their own part dominant but the other parts on the disc too. It’s a good practice for them if they are diligent. This is yet another “game” to learn the parts. I always was ready for such games too as I learned to read. When the singers learn to view this part of it as a puzzle, I think they’ve made a great leap forward in musicianship.

  6. That is so great that you have that guy who makes the CDs! I was just thinking, I should try singing each piece we do with each voice part. I think I always chose to sing along with the alto part, but singing along with each part—you’d really learn everything about the piece you’re singing. I love when our director has the sopranos stop singing (I’m a sop 2). It’s always such a revelation hearing a piece without the sopranos, all the beautiful things going on that you don’t hear.

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