Workshop 2 - Vocal: ‘Ecchoing Green’ and ‘Help with Adverbs’
The vocal workshop will look at two pieces: Ecchoing Green by James Weeks and Help with Adverbs by Amber Priestley.
Ecchoing Green is a setting of William Blake's poem of the same name, from the
volume Songs of Innocence (1789). The voice parts work in canon but singers
must watch out for the varying time signatures, altered pitches and repetitive
Help with Adverbs works as deadpan role play situated in an exam-style hall.
Here, voices work in pairs - one as the examiner and the other as the
candidate. The examiners stagger their entries and each use a music score to
address their partner (the candidate) with sound elements. The piece is
open-ended and so duration and structure can vary according to performance.
Requirements – being able to read music would be helpful, but is not essential
Please use the form below to sign up or to seek further information about the
Workshop Leader: Lily Bracegirdle
Lily is a music and arts management graduate and a qualified primary school
teacher. Lily is a clarinettist in the Macclesfield Concert Band and a keen
choral singer. She currently sings with the nationally renowned ladies choir,
The Chanterelles. Lily teaches music across Cheshire East, Cheshire West and
the Wirral and works with all ages, from nursery to college/A Level students.
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