Friday, May 7, 2010

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

This was my classical selection for the semester. It is an arrangement from Clayne Robison's Sabbath Songs II. The piece was a lot harder than I expected. The repetition of even eighth notes made musicality quite a challenge and you'll notice several passages where it sounds more like a drum beat than a lyric song. In order to get enough air pressure to support a legato line, Sister Bounous taught me appogo (sp?), which feels similar to what I imagine suffocating being like. I think that feeling will eventually go away as my body gets used to the change and accepts it as safe.

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