Listening Assignment #19 – Level 1, 2, & 3/4

Your assignment is to listen to this selection and comment on the overall performance enjoyment. Do you like this song? What specifically do you like about this song?
http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=938175
This is Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 11:59 pm
Your answer should be 5 -7 sentences and in paragraph form and should follow the rubric that is posted on my teacher page.  The assignment is worth 10 points.

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21 thoughts on “Listening Assignment #19 – Level 1, 2, & 3/4

  1. The overall performance was great! I like how they have different tones of voices . Its so smooth and relaxing and its timed perfectly. I can tell that they really practiced on tht song, i would love to try to learn amd perform this. What i enjoy most about this performance is everything.

  2. In my personal opinion, I don’t really like the song. It felt a little boring to me. There were no variations in pace and I didn’t hear much variation in dynamics. Through a lot of the song, it felt like the sopranos were hugely overpowering the rest of the parts. I’m not sure if that was the intention, but it didn’t sound right to me. The piece was generally pretty boring boring. I don’t usually mind slower songs but it really lacked the excitement to get me interested in it.

  3. I can understand the words very well, so that’s good. Sometimes i feel like they are slightly off tempo. They have a good blend with the altos and sopranos. I like the last note when the note was solid and it was not going flat or sharp. It was very controlled. The beginning was very strong. i can hear like the “part 3” very well. Overall this was a very good choir.

  4. Very beautiful, church sounding, performance. The performers sounded very good with their unique passion with this song. During the performance, the choir seemed evenly distributed which gave an authentic sound. One other thing to point out was the lower voices which gave a very exotic feel to the overall performance. The performance was really great; beautiful sounding and many more.

    • I must agree the choir had a very authentic sound due to the evenly distributed choir parts. But it was not so much the evenly distributed choir voices, but the resonation that each part promoted.

  5. This song is really beautiful. It gives off an old Disney vibe, like Snow White. The resonance of their voices is very rich. The different parts blend perfectly but are each as present as the other. They give off a nice echo and the notes are very languid. I thought this song was really pretty.

  6. Wow that piece is so beautiful! I honestly felt that the tempo didn’t match the mood that the harmonies had set for the piece. It seemed and sounded just a little too rushed. However, this choir sounded amazing! They blended perfectly, and they sounded like one voice throughout the piece. Everything was so in sync I got chills while I listened to it. I understood what was being said, and I could feel the emotions and passion and smiles in the choir’s soul.

  7. i didn’t really like the song. It just gave me a depressing vibe like if someone died. It also seems like some sort of religious song. i also didn’t like the fact that is was to slow. The overall performance was great but I just didn’t like the type of song and how slow and depressing it sounded

  8. I did not like nor dislike this song. One of the problems I had with it was that it is very difficult to understand what they are saying. The voices harmonized and blended very well.

  9. I enjoyed it but i also found it kind of… uninteresting. I dont know, it sounded a bit dry. I was good, the vocals blended nicely. I feel like they had a very strong voice. It just could have been more…alive, i guess thats the word im looking for. I enjoyed it though.

  10. personally this song was a little boring for me. i like listening to more up beat happy songs. Songs that you can really get into. If i had to pick something i liked about this song it would be the crescendos.

  11. I love this song! It is so calming yet invigorating at the same time. I really enjoyed the high voices because they really felt like I was going somewhere. As for the lower voices I thought they were a nice contrast to the high voices. The pulled the listener back down from the high vocals. I am so excited to perform this piece!

  12. I very much loved the song, it made me teary eye a little bit, but one problem I have is, the bass was not very on track, I feel like they were trying to sing over the sopranos, if I’m not mistaken. Other than that the performance was very touching and excellent…

  13. This song was very beautiful. The harmony was great and their voices in my option where perfectly in tuned. I wish I would sing as beautifully as they did. Overall I really enjoyed the song. It was great.

  14. I think the song sounded really good. I didn’t personally “like” the song cause in my opinion it was kind of boring. It was really beautiful though and it wasn’t bad in any technical ways. The people’s voices were pretty much flawless and the way they overlapped with each other sounded really cool. It was a pretty chill song.

  15. I feel like they did amazingly. The choir blended very well and the piece really moved me You could feel all of their intensions throughout the song. They were clear with their words and sounded like they were one voice. Their timing was also really great and they preformed the piece with great emotion and harmony.

  16. The overall performance was awesome! They blended very well. You could hear pretty well. The harmonies they sang were fantastic. Again, so great!

  17. Its an okay song.
    First i dont like how you can hear them taking breaks,and how they all sing together,They shouldnt all rest at the same time,
    but i do like how they harmonize

  18. I didn’t enjoy it too much. I thought it was relaxing. Everything blended very well, but it’s not something that I’d listen to again. I thought the harmonies were wonderful.

  19. It wasn’t particularly in my taste, but there is no denying that it was a beautiful, colorful piece. The dynamics were close to perfect and it blended extremely well. Whether it was a classical piece from the 1700’s or a song made a year ago, it still possessed the colorful, story-telling vibe that the classical style promotes. One second happiness, the next sad. I especially liked the between the lower and higher vocalists, having a perfect balance between the two.

  20. The overall song was good. Its harmonies were amazing however, it was bland in the fact that it showed very little complexity. It pretty much stayed in one place musically.

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