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:

Directions:

 

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

 

            Tenor:  https://youtu.be/wl14PIzODmo

 

            Baritone:  https://youtu.be/wUMp_7P-4yA

 

            Bass:  https://youtu.be/xAfO0EZObN4

 

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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