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Gregg Smith - He's Awesome (Il est bel et bon)

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SATB divisi

Arranger:      Gregg Smith
Accompaniment:      A Cappella
Performed by:      Gregg Smith Singers
Music Category:      Doo-Wop
Format:      Sheet Music
Item Code:      CH-1058

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Gregg Smith : Doo-Wop Madrigals : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music Collection

Gregg Smith : Doo-Wop Madrigals

The whole Doo-Wop Madrigal project started with Garrison Keillor who called to invite the Gregg Smith Singers to appear on his American Radio Company program. He was, he said, particularly interested in some "Doo-Wop" Billings -- William Billings, that is, the great American composer from the Revolutionary War era. By the next conversation, the concept had metamorphosed into "Doo-Wop Madrigals", that is, taking standard Madrigal literature and giving it new life by creating jazz interpreations which still retain all the essential musical elements which made them such great musical masterpieces in the first place. Madrigals are fun to sing, but the Jazz approach adds entirely new dimensions to some very familiar ground. While word painting is a vital element in Renaissance choral music, the substitution of scat sounds for words and the addition of vocalized percussion highlights the sometimes subtle rhythmic and contrapuntal aspects of the works, bringing a different kind of clarity to the music itself. Finally, the blues treatments added a new poignancy to the more solemn works.

Songlist: Cool April (April is in my Mistress' face), Billings in Blue (When Jesus Wept), He's Awesome (Il est bel et bon), The Revecy Band (Revecy venir du printans), Oh! That Love and Beauty (When Love and Beauty), Multiple Echoes (Echo Song), My heart is longing for your love (mon coeur se recommande a vous), Hey, Babe! (Matona, mia cara)

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9161b | Sheet Music Collection | $16.95 | A Cappella
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