Here is another one! I received quite a positive response on my last cover, Lacrimosa, and it really urged me to finish this short cover of a segment from Thomas Tallis' "Why Fum'th in Fight". I really wanted to make it a little more than just a cover -- again, it is, in fact, me singing all 4, technically 5 (because the tenor part splits into two notes for the final chord and instead of just recording or editing just that note, I sang the entire tenor part twice with a slightly more operatic voice to give it more depth) parts myself with only some slight fine-tuning so the chords could really resonate -- I used this piece to test out my ability to create an atmosphere and ...maybe tell a story with the music. I mean, honestly, I don't quite know what the song is about, but I know it sounds mostly dark and ominous and it ends much more positively on a major key so I want the percussion to sort of emphasizing the progression with cymbal scrapes for drama and wind chimes for effect with, obviously, cymbal rolls for impacts.
I will be honest, though, this song was a little tougher to sing, therefore there is a bit more cleanup editing with my pitch. The alto part is in a real awkward location for my range so it alternates between mostly chest voice and a little bit of head voice/falsetto for the pianissimo segment; the soprano part also rears in that same awkward location, where it mostly me singing falsetto but when it drops lower I have to switch to chest voice which was really shoddy; and, lastly, while I can sing a decent bass range, this song drops to an F2 then an E2 for the final note and I can hardly hit an F#2 on a good day >-< So that was some pretty necessary cleanup I had to do.
But, really, this is fun! Hearing these sorts of songs is one thing, but singing them, recording the parts, and then being able to sing along to the parts is really nice as well! It also gives me a chance to work out my voice. When I was in choir, I could muster up an operatic voice, both in a male range...and in a female range ;) That's a little hint because I have decided to keep with this orchestral train that I seem to be on for just a bit longer and I am going to cover a song and really give my operatic voice to see how it resonates with everyone :3c Be on the lookout for that one!