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Leonard Cohen's moving song was transformed by the incomparable duo of Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz, and this adaptation brings the McGarry/Ganz to vocal jazz ensembles. A beautiful lyric message..."There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"...will give your choir a great opportunity for storytelling, with some understated moments of vocal writing matched with soaring phrases to give listeners chills. Space for vocal or piano improv in the middle is followed by an a cappella breakdown feature, some gorgeous floating vocal figures, then a rousing final chorus that leads into an exciting finish for the whole group. Brief solo spots for an alto or soprano with some low notes available. "Ring the bells that still can ring!"
Fully-notated piano and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by C-Sus Voices from Sacramento State, Gaw Vang-Williams, dir. (2021)
Video: Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz Version