Sometimes certain songs become a kind of study. Here are a few that have my attention either because of the composition, mix, or instrumentation.
“Siren” by Samuel Sim was the theme music to the British Home Fires series. A female vocal ensemble layers haunting parts with spare accompaniment from rhythmic strings. This piece opened my eyes to the under-used potential of smaller female vocal ensembles.
“Carol of the Russian Children,” as arranged by the Singers Unlimited, is another enchanting example…Read more