Great Poets: Sight Singing with Words for SATB Chorus

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During the course of this series, students will be exposed to some of the finest poetry of the ages, initially set to easy-to-read music that will build confidence to tackle the more complex material in subsequent volumes.

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Great Poets: Sight Singing with Words for SATB Chorus

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By Hank Beebe

Volume 1 is filled with easy-to-read music that will build singers' confidence in their ability to sight-read with text. It progresses rhythmically and harmonically to the more complex and challenging material in each subsequent volume. Each volume includes a multi-page performance piece.

Poets represented include: Blake, Browning, Bronte, Burns, Byron, Cowper, Coleridge, Dickinson, Dryden, Emerson, Holmes, Jonson, Keats, Longfellow, Lowell, Milton, Moore, Poe, Pope, Scott, Shakespeare, Shelly, Tennyson, Whitman, Whittier, and Wordsworth. Note: This series assumes a reasonable ability in solfege as a prerequisite. It is not a substitute for systematic training. Completion of any of our other sight-singing series is more than adequate preparation.

Volume 1: The smallest rhythmical value is the quarter note. Accidentals are limited to sharped lower neighbors.

Volume 2: Introduces and develops the use of eighth notes. Accidentals are limited to sharped lower neighbors.

Volume 3: Contains various quarter and eighth note combinations, featuring dotted quarter and eighth units, and quarter and eight notes in six-eight time. Accidentals limited to sharped lower neighbors.

Volume 4: Introduces and develops the sixteenth note in sixteenth note pairs, dotted eighth and sixteenth note units in duple time, and dotted eighth-sixteenth-eighth note units in six-eight time. Accidentals approached and left stepwise in either direction.

Volume 5: Continues sixteenth-note groups, eighth-note triplets, quarter-note triplets. Accidentals approached and/or left by a skip.

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Composer Hank Beebe