Song 2: An American Trilogy - Mickey Newbury - Arr. Ed Lojeski.

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    Dynamic contrasts and timing are essential in this song. As the title tells us it consists of 3 songs.

    Pages 2 & 3 There is a piano introduction and then the bass part sings the tune. The other parts come in at different times.
    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.

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    Pages 4 & 5. The top line gradually gets louder with the sops singing the tune. Bottom line is very loud starting to decrease at the end of line.
    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.

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    Pages 6 & 7 The bass and tenor sing tune at the end of bar 1. Sops and altos sing the tune getting quieter from the end of line 1.
    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.

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    Pages 8 & 9. On Page 8 The volume gradually increases very loud at bottom of page 8.
    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.

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Page 10 & 11. Page 10 Sops continue to sing the volume decreases. Bass start singing the tune at the end of page 10.
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.
Page 12 bar 65 sops sing tune other parts sing in harmony this part
is slower nad decreases to end. Hold on last note bar 65. rest of song gradually decreases. Hold on last notes very quietly.

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