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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    So nice to see George, well done.
    Thank you Pugg! A couple of the guys didn't know the song that well but most of us had it from memory, although there are a lot of words in Old Church Slavonic! It was (is) a beautiful church too, needless to say. It's hard to get first-take-right clips from live performances, but this one came out rather well.

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    George

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    Yesterday was my first tenor imitation (the year I auditioned for the Yale Russian Chorus i was 18, the only year of my life I was a real first tenor; some things in life just stick with you; they have plenty of baritones), today is my baritone singing (along with one of our wonderful oktavisty, Kit Lorentz). We are singing a famous Russian folk song called Legend of the 12 Brigands / Zhilo dv'enadsat' razboinikov / жило двенадцать разбойников. This song has been called (somewhere) the "essence of Russian peasant spirituality," a phrase that has deep resonance when you remember that for decades under the Communists formal religious worship was forbidden and repressed. Anyway, this song relates:

    "An old monk in the Solovetsky monastery tells the tale of a brigand chief Kudear, who killed, plundered and pillaged, until one day God awoke his conscience and he entered a monastery. The last line of the song reveals that the old monk, Pitirim, is Kudear himself."


    I hope you enjoy this performance from last July at the Verona Garda Estate Choral Festival (a wonderful fun multinational, noncompetitive choral festival by the way, highly recommended for singing groups). It was absolutely hotter than 40 hells in this decommissioned church called the Pozzo di San Giovanni Lupatoto, but I think we gave an excellent rendition of some of our best pieces on this night (and hence the backlit cartoon figures; we did not realize from the stage that they had turned off the lights in the auditorium to help with the heat; you can probably hear a stray Vespa motorcycle or two zooming down the street; such is live performance.)



    Kind regards,

    George
    you do sound somewhere between baritone and tenor!
    PS: you went to Yale? impressive

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    Default Yale Russian Chorus Alumni Sing "Svete Tikhii" Свете тихий "Heavenly Light"-Kastalsky

    This is me and my buds singing this wonderful song by Kastalsky at the 60th Anniversary Concert of the Yale Russian Chorus Alumni in Woolsey Hall, back in 2013. The conductor Daniel Strong Godfrey called out this particular performance to us later as one in which each of us was totally in the zone, singing and watching every nuance for/of the conductor and the music.

    I hesitate to even point myself out since this is such a fantastic ensemble, but I'm the rather tall pattern-bald gray-haired fellow in the lower left at the start of the piece. This is strictly a falsetto/head voice piece for me, lingering as it does around high F# for the first tenors (and going up to high C# at the climax).

    I hope you like it!

    Svete tikhii (Свете тихий) O Light Serene (or Gracious Light or Radiant Light), 7th century hymn to Jesus Christ as the Evening Light, setting by Kastalsky (d. 1926)



    I will be posting more of these if there is demand for them.

    Kind regards,

    George
    Last edited by Barelytenor; Dec-20-2017 at 15:28.

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    Here's one of me and a small group of Yale Russian Chorus singers from our recent (April 2019) concert in Charlottesville, Virginia. I sing the first verse of Kalinka in a nice comfortable quasi-tenor key (F sharp), although I do a couple of baritone solos elsewhere in the concert.


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    George
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    I began to learn classical singing less than two years ago. Below is my recording of Vivaldi's "Que Sedes" today. I would like to hear your critics, and would look for suggestions for improvement.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SpL...ew?usp=sharing

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    OK, I'll bite.

    My cover of Across the Universe (Lennon/McCartney). I'm performing all instruments and vocals. I think my piano solo in the middle of song is the best part, that is, when I'm NOT singing.

    https://soundcloud.com/pianozach/across-the-universe
    Last edited by pianozach; Apr-14-2021 at 08:35.

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    Here's a snippet of me attempting a song of the Turrbal people of Australia in whose particular territory I now live. It was done to be inserted in an audiobook. The music was transcribed in the nineteenth century.

    As the continent was settled only once 65,000 years ago before Europeans moved in, more than 250 separate languages evolved. The tune travelled but the Turrbal people had no idea what the words meant and neither have I.


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jfi...ew?usp=sharing

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