Song 2: An American Trilogy - Mickey Newbury - Arr. Ed Lojeski.
Information:Dynamic contrasts and timing are essential in this song. As the title tells us it consists of 3 songs.
Page 2 is quiet — bass and tenors sing loud beginning page 3 and then gradually fade away.All other parts end quietly. Last beat page 3 is loud.
Quieter top line page 5. Sops and Altos then sing the tune until last bar of 2nd line when sops begin singing tune with other parts singing long notes gradually getting louder.
Last 2 bars of bottom line the bass and tenor sing soft drum drone.
On page 7 the Sopranos sing new Tune whilst the altos sing lower part. Tenors and bass continue with the drum drone. Gradually the volume increases.
Page 9 All voices singing together. New song starts loud at the end of the line with sops sining the tune. Very loud at the end of the page.
Bass continue singing the tune on page 11 with the other parts singing very long notes until Bar 60. Sops the sing the tune. All parts quiet.