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My Mother Took A Feel Of Me

string quartet + soprano / duration c. 35'


Matthew Lee Knowles
July-August 2021

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167 q = 90 notes can be sung to any vowel sound and may change up to twice per page

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dynamics apply
to all strings

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407 From this point on you do not need to sing every note, you may freely pick and choose!

Dynamics can be predictably consistent or wildly unpredictable and everything in between!

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431 As the strings get louder, don't feel you have to project more or be heard over them

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dynamics apply
to everyone

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641 reminder, only sing the notes you feel like singing!

Dynamics can be predictably consistent or wildly unpredictable and everything in between!

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string dynamics continue


in the same fashion

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