here we come a-wassailing
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For ease of recording (no rustling pages!) click below to find 2-page versions for each voice part:
Practice with the recording BEFORE you record.
You will hear three claps during the short intro, please clap along with those.
Diction is everything! D’s and T’s – and for vowels, think Julie Andrews!
A slight and bright British accent is encouraged.
ESPECIALLY – please soften all final “R’s” to sound more British
i.e. 1st verse words like: Here, Fair, Your, Year..
2nd verse words like: Are, Beggars, Door to Door, Neighbor’s, Before
This should be fun and bouncy – but not too separated.
Please accent “Love and joy come to you, and to you your Wassail, too”
Then you can go back to a more legato bounce for “And God bless you…”
Hold longer syllables like “WAN-d’ring” and “Bless”
FINAL NOTE of the song – please hold “Year” STRONG for 6 beats and cut off on 7
Links to Recording Files:
Sop 1: https://youtu.be/GOE-3Orq_Vo
Sop 2: https://youtu.be/-BP0QgSA5F8
Alto 1: https://youtu.be/bBdVB3wjs4M
Alto 2: https://youtu.be/UutdqRVdCfM
LISTEN to your recording to make sure there are no mistakes
RENAME your file: Voice Part - Last Name (i.e. Bass - Stroud)
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