Seasons of love

PRACTICE TRACKS

(I’ve had to host the MP3 tracks on my website because Facebook will only host video.)

SEASONS OF LOVE

 This is a special arrangement done for us by Dave Culling with backing track recorded for the ceremony. The sheet music will help you see how the different parts fit with each other and the backing track even if you can’t read music. All backing tracks and the sheet music can be found below.   Please ask if you want a CD burning or the music printing out.

What to do:

Print out the music Seasons Of Love REDUCTION  (whether you read music or not, you need this for the words and so you can see what you’re singing when others are singing etc.) If you haven’t got a printer let me know and I will pop them in the post for you.

Decide which part you are learning.

Learn your part

Seasons GUIDE Alto

Seasons GUIDE Soloist1

Seasons GUIDE Soprano 2

Seasons GUIDE Soprano1

Start singing your part not just to your own practice track, but see if you can hold it listening to other tracks.

PRACTICE TRACK ALTOGETHER

Seasons GUIDE All

BACKING TRACK FOR THE DAY

Seasons Of Love Miriam Track 2

If you want to listen to the professionals and get a sense of singing with a group here is the link, but remember WE don’t come in until “In daylights..’ as we don’t want to spoil Rosenanna’s solo there and the end of our song deviates from the end of the professional version. It’s quite a good link though for getting the group feeling and picking out your part.

If possible attend a group practice at 5.30pm on June 20th at Halifax Hall.

When you arrive at the wedding look out for Kath, she is taking care of the singers and can show you where you will be sitting, introduce you to the other singers and she will show you a side room where all who wish to can have a little warm up and practise before the ceremony.

Enjoy the song on the day, it’s just about friendship and love so it can’t go wrong. If you lose your place or note, just smile and mouth ‘ooooh’ as if you are singing until you find your part again. If you are perfectionist about any part then I think the closing notes are the most important.

Practice Notes – a guide:

This is not a ‘performance’ and there is not an ‘audience’. We’d like to sing it as a if it were just a spontaneous explosion of friendship, love and joy, but that will sound a hell of a lot better if people know the music, the harmonies and the words beforehand! So good enough is the aim.

Our little choir is made up of experienced singers and enthusiastically willing singers, to sing our joyous closing song at the hand fasting ceremony. Everyone will help each other make it a primarily enjoyable experience and a fun passable version of the song because it means something to us.

Once you have learned your part, play on your device regularly and sing along. ENJOY exercising using muscles and mind to create music and a positive mood!  NEW! WARM UP TRACK HERE

Mim Warm Up Oos and EAs

To help us sing as a group, avoid adding your own flourishes or additions. Verse one words should be clear and it helps to think that you are ‘speaking’ them though you are singing them, so that notes are not held on in a singing-y manner.

Let yourself enjoy the song and the vibe. We both LOVE the song because it’s about friendship and how love of all kinds makes the shitty things in life worthwhile. Start to infuse your singing with happiness and pleasure and think of people you love and being a group with other people who all enjoy singing and friendship and love. Let your body move as you sing. Smile.

You may get a chance to sing with others

5.30pm Thursday 20th at Halifax Hall

1.45pm Friday at Halifax Hall

Or you might first sing with the group on the Friday at the wedding.

You and any companion guest/s will be seated with the best views of all the action in reserved seats.

Click here to see (roughly) where you are seated and where you will stand to sing singing positions

You will not be singing to an ‘audience’. The seating will be such that you will be in a horseshoe around Miriam and Finn and so mostly facing each other. You will all have people in the group who you have friendships with, even if it’s only Finn or Miriam.

Karen (celebrant) will announce, “I now declare you both married / wife and wife”. Finn and Miriam will have a kiss, Karen will ask people to sit down again and you will hear the opening bars of the music.

You will stand up, move forward, make eye contact with the others, smile, take long easy breaths as Roseanna (soloist) guides us all into the song. Be relaxed, make eye contact with each other, laugh, hold hands, dance, whatever feels authentic and natural. Please don’t stand there wooden and anxious as if it’s an ordeal! It’s fine if it goes wrong, just smile.

REMEMBER ‘tits and teeth’ and what could possibly go wrong?

 These tracks and the adaptation are the wonderful work of Dave Culling.

 

VERSE 1    ROSEANNA:

525,600 minutes.
525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes.
How do you measure, measure a year?

ALL:

In daylight, in sunsets,
in midnights, in cups of coffee?
In inches, in miles, in laughter in strife?
In 525,600 minutes;
how do you measure a year in the life?

CHORUS 1 How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love.

Seasons of love.
Seasons of love.

VERSE 2    ROSEANNA:                                  SOPRANO 1

525,600 minutes                                            SOPRANO 2 &ALTOS:
525,000 journeys to plan.

525,600 minutes.                                                     Ooh x 6
How do you measure
the life of a woman or a man?
In truth that she learned
or in times that he cried?
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died?

ALL:
It’s time now to sing out
though the story never ends.
Let’s celebrate,
remember a year in the life of friends?

CHORUS 2 Remember the love.

Remember the love.
Remember the love.
Measure in love.

Seasons of love.
Seasons of love.

VERSE 3                  

SOPRANO 1:                                 SOPRANO 2 & ALTOS:

525,600 minutes
525,000 moments so dear.                Love…

525,600 minutes.                              Seasons of love
How do you measure,                       Love…

measure a year?                               Seasons of love

 

CHORUS 3 ALL:
How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love.

Seasons of love!

 

 

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