Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem is not the first piece that has challenged us with tritones! I was searching through outtakes from Aspire to the Stars and came across this classic piece of footage of Arlene at her piano, and thought it might be fun to reminisce about a great teacher. Poulenc’s Gloria, which we sang in the Fall 2005 season, was a new challenge for a lot of BCCO singers, including the tritones. Note the song she uses as a mnemonic, and then hop on over to Mary Rogier’s songbook to check out her take on tritones as well.
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