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Dear all,

I am always telling you about the importance of the text. Now I am going to introduce the vocalise, beautiful singing on an ‘a’ vowel. The singer is still telling a story¬† but just through their sound and connection to the other musical parts. The piece repeats and so the challenge for the singer is to build up the subtle edges of emotion to make it varied and interesting and moving before the peak of the top ‘c’ near the very end.

This links with the Jacqueline du Pre video.The concept being that music is about communicating feeling to others, connecting with others. How effective have these two musicians been at that? What makes them amazing at reaching out to us?

This is so beautiful

Enjoy.

Charlotte