Roger Wagner used to try to motivate his choral-seminar participants to "method-sing" the Kyrie. He'd ask them to imagine that they were suspended by a spider's thread above Hell--and the only way to avoid Hell was to sing Kyrie Eleison as though they actually meant it...A tudge different outlook from the one expressed by someone who asked me to find a "'livelier' Lord Have Mercy" to program.....
Of course, that was when there WAS Hell.
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
How to sing a Kyrie
From Dad29 in a combox below, to wonderful not to enjoy a wider readership: