Presentation on theme: "What Does a Choir Look Like and What Do They Do?."— Presentation transcript:
What Does a Choir Look Like and What Do They Do?
A Choir is a group of singers that have several ranges of voices! SOPRANO ALTO TENORBASS
What Does a Choir Look Like? A choir can be all male voicesA choir can be all male voices A choir can be all female voicesA choir can be all female voices A choir can be a mixture of voices of both males and femalesA choir can be a mixture of voices of both males and females
What Is A Choir Made Of? SATB is an acronym in music that stands for S oprano A lto T enor B ass
How many sopranos does it take to change a light bulb? One, she just holds it in the socket and the world revolves around her!
Soprano Soprano – A high female (or a boy’s unchanged) voice
Maria Pelligrini “Tu, Tu, Tu” from Madame Butterfly ” Michelle Williams “The Way of Love”
How many altos does it take to change a light bulb? None, they can’t get up that high!
Alto Alto – A low female (or a boy’s unchanged) voice
Contralto – Contralto and alto originally referred to the same voice. But some people today use “contralto” to refer to a female voice that is even lower than a typical alto Marion Anderson – Famous Contralto “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” Fantasia “Summertime”
How many tenors does it take to change a light bulb? Five, one to screw it in and four others to complain that it’s too high!
Tenor Tenor – A high (adult) male voice
Famous Tenors Luciano Pavarotti “Questa O quella Per me Pari Sono” from Rigoletto Usher “Simple Things” from Confessions
How many basses does it take to change a light bulb? None! They're so macho they prefer to walk in the dark and bang their shins.
Bass Bass – A low (adult) male voice
Famous Basses VASSILIS KOSTOPOULOS Movie clip of Vassilis singing Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World”
Baritone This is the voice between a bass or a tenor. In a chorus, they may sing either bass or tenor, but as a solo voice would be classified as a baritone. Josh Groban “You Raise Me Up”
Other instruments have the same voicing. Can you think of one? Recorders Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
Can you think of one other group of instruments? Saxophones Soprano Alto Tenor Baritone (Or Bass)
Can you think of one other group of instruments? Orff Instruments Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
Let’s review what you know. SATB stands for: S oprano A lto T enor B ass
How Does This Look on Paper? SOPRANO ALTO TENOR BASS SOPRANO ALTO TENOR BASS CompressedExpanded PIANO
Soprano Alto 2 PART VOICING - SA Piano
2 PART VOICING - TB Tenor Bass Piano
3 PART TREBLE - SSA Soprano I Soprano II Alto Piano
3 PART MIXED - SAB Soprano Alto Baritone Piano
3 PART MALE - TTB Notice the number 8 under the treble clef! It signifies that the tenor singer must sing this note 8 pitches or keys lower than the written note. Tenor I Tenor II Bass Piano
SOPRANO ALTO TENOR BASS PIANO 4 PART VOICING – SATB