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SkyTracks are a new feature of this website released in the Summer of 2020 which allows you access to a special webpage with a MIXABLE Multi-Track player of all of the recorded parts of the demo for this arrangement. You will receive a link to this page along with a password, both of which you can share with your students so they can remotely access this versatile new learning tool. CLICK HERE TO SEE AN EXAMPLE OF SKYTRACKS.
Your SkyTracks purchase also includes downloadable access to Vocal Part Tracks, Minus-One Tracks, a Rhythm Track and the Recording Stems.
Based on Cecile McLorin Salvant's stripped-down, lightly-swinging jazz waltz recording, this treble-voicing arrangement of the 1965 tune originally recorded by Aretha Franklin captures Cecile's brilliant phrasing and uses an approachable ensemble soli section in place of improv space and settles nicely back into the head out. No lyric solos are featured this time, either, making this a great piece on which to feature your SSAA group's ensemble singing skills throughout. Plenty of opportunity to work on swinging time-feel and phrasing with your singers, and a surely an enjoyable part of your set for your listeners!
Notated piano and bass, drum set
Commissioned by Fairview High School, Boulder, CO, Janice Vlachos, dir. (2019)