There are a lot of “best parts” about concert weekend, and later this week I will do as I promised and share my thoughts about the Marquette Choral Society program. Tonight, in my complete and blissful exhaustion, I offer you the part that makes the most sense: The Floyd Quotes. If you missed the Winter 2012 Quotes, you can read them here.
If you use a tritone in a piece, it invites the devil into the Church.
The Choir in my head never misses a beat!
We’re going to take several detours into error.
Please sing your rest.
You want an “ah?” I’ll give you an “ah!”
Everybody sing everything. Bar 10.
I don’t want you to lose the two-ness of this music.
It’s called a phrase.
Suddenly, rhythm breaks out after all that smoothness.
Jim: Don’t look at me like that.
Floyd: I was just imagining you dancing.
Might or all: Sounds like an Alto line to me!
We really need more “ah.”
We need a “G,” and we need an “L.” We also need a pitch.
I can’t possibly preach without consonants.
I don’t think Schutz liked Tenors very much.
It’s not Boston; It’s Schutz.
You. Be very metrical.
The key is making sure God is not held too long.
Bars 9 and 10: Don’t get caught by the devil.
This rest is for you.
Page 264. The funky German hymn.
Try to release all your dots.
Too fast? Too bad.
Just take a breath and sing.
I kind of helped you there in a wrong way, Altos.