Quartet Punishment

Every now and again, my choir director would enforce home learning by testing choristers in quartets. That is, if you hadn’t learned your part, the entire choir would hear it while you sang one on a part without piano accompaniment. The following is such an instance.

We were singing “Up! Good Christen Folk and Listen,” which is here:

Here’s one of the quartets that gave verse three a try:

And here is my transcription of the first phrase.Transcription of the quartet's attemptThe people in this quartet remain anonymous, but moments like these are some of the benefits of recording all choir rehearsals, as I used to do in undergrad. Good times.

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