The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93230 Message #1793372
Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
26-Jul-06 - 02:06 AM
Thread Name: Theory of Harmony Singing
Subject: RE: Theory of Harmony Singing
Too little attention is given to the horizontal flow of harmony parts, with the result that many are both dull to sing and to hear (Artful Codger) - how true, indeed.
So learn it from the masters of Renaissance madrigals, Hassler, Clemens non papa, Morley, Gastoldi et al.
Or get the sheets of one of the major oratories of J.S. Bach and study the choir parts. You often find a number of different stanzas of the same hymn set differently, compare them.
I cannot give a better advice as a former experienced choir singer, then leader.