Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday mustic spot: "Turn Back O Man" by Gustav Holst

Most of the choral works which I know were learned while preparing to first perform them as a treble and usually then re-learned as a tenor. Most of them I have also heard as part of an audience.

There are also some choral works which I learned as a tenor and have then heard performed.

I think that Holst's "Turn back O man" was - until I dug it up on YouTube in order to make this post - must be one of  very few pieces which I had learned and sung as a tenor but never actually heard performed.

And the interesting thing is how different parts of it sound when you are listening to the performance as a whole rather than concentrating on getting one's own contribution right.

Still a beautiful piece though!



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