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Little Machines (Set 1): 12 Short Mechanical Works for Mixed Voices Secretary Michael

Little Machines (Set 1): 12 Short Mechanical Works for Mixed Voices

Secretary Michael

Published September 14th 2013
ISBN : 9781888712094
Paperback
32 pages
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 About the Book 

Mechanical songs like 3 Blind Mice and Row, Row, Row Your Boat have been enjoyed for centuries. But mechanical songs can be more than just novelties for children. The short acappella choral songs in this booklet are called machines because mostMoreMechanical songs like 3 Blind Mice and Row, Row, Row Your Boat have been enjoyed for centuries. But mechanical songs can be more than just novelties for children. The short acappella choral songs in this booklet are called machines because most of them are built using different repeating patterns (ostinati) in the different voices. Machines can have a transfixing beauty to them. Like a kaleidoscope, the repeating voices juxtaposed in new ways can be fascinating. And when gentle ideas are added to the hypnotic music, a feeling of deep peace can result. Secretary Michael has long pioneered in this art form. These songs were written for adult ensembles but are appropriate for thinkers of all ages.