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Windward Notes – Where It All Began

I haven’t really been a please-add-your-comments-to-create-a-blog-entry guy but I just couldn’t resist this one time. I was digging through a mountain of Choral music in the library of my choir director gig and ran into some pieces that I remember singing in church back about a thousand years or so and had a thought (stop laughing).  I dug through the synapses to try to dredge up my earliest memory of singing in a choir and the one that came to the front of my brain was this (I couldn’t find the choral version but here’s the original)…

Yup, an SATB arrangement of this bit of silliness composed by Tom Lehrer just prior to Earth Day in 1970. I was 10 and thought it was the funniest thing EVER (although I was a little irked that Lyn Pudvah got the “Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly” solo instead of me). I suspect that Mrs. Cadmus, the director, wanted to remind us that even “serious” choirs can have a little fun.

So I ask you…what’s YOUR first choral memory? Where did it all begin for you?

(Speaking of where things Began, the blog is now two years old. Where does the time go?!?!)



This post first appeared on The Windward Choral Society's Windward Notes, please read the originial post: here

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