Four parts, flexible (equal, or any combination of S, A, T, or B)
Lyrics: Rosamund Marriott Watson
Duration: varied, 1:30 and up (repeated round)
Difficulty: moderate (GIA level 2.5)
Inspired by all the ways singers connected outside and from a distance during a global pandemic, this buoyant round, set to a poem by Rosamund Marriott Watson, invites all to gather and enjoy the freshness of singing together in the wide-open spaces of any performance area, from a front porch to a concert hall. Guitar tab is included, and any instruments are welcome.
Suitable for four or more voices, this round is part of my collection of Gathering Rounds, a spiral-bound book featuring 52 rounds for a variety of skills and voicings set to text by female-identifying writers and poets. Every month, a free round is uploaded here and distributed to my email list (join my email list here)!
Please feel free to copy, forward, distribute, and perform this round with attribution as the only requirement: link to my website, tag me on social media, and use the hashtag #gatheringrounds. Send me a recording or video if you like – would love to hear all these and would be happy to share on all my channels!
Gathering Round (free!): Summer Night
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