The vocal arrangements for the tour are now available as sheet music. Please download them at your leisure if you wish to prepare your music in advance. Hopefully you will take the time to prepare since we have only very few formal rehearsals to prepare the program for our September 14 performance in Montreal. If you are unable to print the arrangements, Martina Peladeau will be preparing a booklet of the pieces soon. Please contact her if you need one.
The songs selected reflect the places that we will be visiting on the cruise. Some of the songs were previously arranged and some were written especially for this tour. All of the arrangements are mine.
If you are unfamiliar with reading music and part singing, then I invite you to sing the melody for all songs. If you are a choral singer and want the challenge of part singing, the please select the voice part that you would normally sing.
I regret that the Altos are shortchanged. Sopranos should note that in several of the arrangements, the men have the melody.
I am hoping to have a “band” accompany the choir. The members will be made up of registrants who wish to bring a guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, or other string instruments. However, not the songs are written in guitar friendly keys. I have written chord charts for all of the arrangements. I will play piano for some and guitar on others. If you are interested and prepared to bring your instrument on the ship, then I invite you to print the lyrics and chords and be in the band.
Here is the list of songs and the order of performance.Farewell To Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia
Finally, please remember that this is a singing holiday. Whatever your experience or skill level, your voice and enthusiasm are welcome. Please have fun. I look forward to seeing you on board on Sept. 7th. Please keep an eye out for the location, dates and times of the rehearsals.
Yours in harmony,
Click on a song title to hear rehearsal
music. A right click (or double click?) should give
you the option of downloading the music file to your
PC. The rehearsal music is set up so each voice is
represented by a different instrument (Soprano -
flute, Alto - Clarinet, Bass - Bassoon). Also the
Sopranos and Basses should sound like they come from
the left or right speakers (depending on how you set
up your speakers).