"Yep perfectly sensible Ray. And to be clear, I'm suggesting that even one singer paying very close attention to time without being conducted could lay a foundation to build on ... rather like a percussionist laying down a beat ... yet what also…"
"Overall by virtue of shared perspective...across all relevant aspects: blend, articulation, time, tone, phrasing, and so on..... that's all :). A phenomenal maiden voyage. Huge props to Ray for "making do"...."
"A thought for next time, all: Designate a first singer -- really no matter what part, could be melody or harmony -- and build the vocals like a deli sandwich, each voice keying on the one(s) before...this will greatly improve, articulation,…"
"Yep...well with the word "June" articulated like 50 times and phrasing like "no shallow sea shall wait for us", who in their right mind would want to be YOU right now!? :) My comment is more a thanks with a big…"
"Hey All. Ray, I just uploaded the new file in .wav format to a "Ron Brown" folder. Little pitchy at the beginning, and I messed a little with the "silence" generator in Audacity, so a couple strange blank spots at the end, but…"
"Ray, you should see my setup: sweet mic, pop filter, phones, levels all set nice, etc...! I'll have an as-close-to-pristine-as-can-get-it, definitely usable [gobs of headroom :)], recording uploaded for you by tomorrow AM. Piece is in my head…"
"I'm unfortunate (and perhaps all the choirs of the world are fortunate) that I do not sing in a choir anymore. I sang in (and managed) an a capella group in college, and to your point we never had pages in front of us. However at reunions most…"