VIRTUAL SONGSTERS

HALLELUJAH TO THE LAMB

Thank you for joining us on a brand new song by Josh Turner based on words of Isaac Watts called Hallelujah to the Lamb. This will be a collage video for our Virtual Congress, featuring songster brigades from five territories, plus a “virtual congregation” from across the USA Central Territory.

 

Below are instructions with separate video backing tracks (with music scrolling) for each voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass). You are asked to sing the voice parts only (SATB) in English up through bar 70. At bar 71 (Verse 5) we are asking you to sing a translation of the verse 5 lyrics and the final two choruses in your native language.

 

Here is what you need: 

  1. Instructions: See Frequently Asked Questions

  2. Music - CLICK HERE - (ESPAÑOL)

  3. Video Backing Tracks - CLICK HERE - (ESPAÑOL)

  4. A device to video record yourself (smartphone). 

  5. Submissions are due April 12, 2021.

Sheet Music and Guitar

How should my video look?


It should be in horizontal or landscape format, in front of a plain background with plenty of light on your face. You should fill the frame with your head and shoulders. Don’t worry about the sides of the video looking empty because we can deal with that in post production. Please ensure that you don’t have any screens or ceiling fans in the background of your videos. Record using the back camera of your smartphone.




What should I wear?


Please wear SA Summer Songster uniform or traditional dress. (Epaulet shirts - no tunics)




Where should I film my video?


Find a quiet, uncluttered space and turn off fans and other appliances that hum. Find a plain background, center yourself in the frame and make sure there is plenty of light around your face. Face windows as they provide great natural light. (Don't have your back to a window - you will be backlit and it will be difficult to see your face). Please try to avoid any other external sounds in your video. (police/fire sirens, traffic, etc.)




How do I record my video?


You will need two devices – one to play the backing track through headphones as you sing, and one to record the video of you singing (smartphone or other device). You may need to consider either wearing wireless headphones or having your playback device in your pocket so that your headphone cable will reach!

  1. Record your video horizontally (landscape). See example in "How should my video look?"
  2. Record using the back camera of your smartphone.
  3. Have your camera “record video” settings to 1080p at 30fps. Here’s a video for iPhone users to check: https://youtu.be/2OC_f4_uGH
  4. Prepare....
  5. Ready, Set, Action! - Film yourself, kids, friends, parents and grandparents!
  6. Complete and submit video by the April 12th (the sooner the better). Follow directions on "How do I submit my video?"




How do I submit my video?


Finished videos should be uploaded to iCloud, Dropbox, One Drive, Google Drive or another comparable cloud service, making sure permissions are set so anyone with the sharable link can view the video. Please ensure your video is submitted on or before April 12, 2021 To submit your video - please fill out this form: CLICK HERE




How should I prepare?


  1. Print music and take note of the instructions listed. (sing Verse 5 and last 2 chourses in your native language.)
  2. You should listen to and practice with the backing track before you start recording so that you know what to expect.
  3. Think about your recording space and everything that you will need. See "How do I record my video?"
  4. HAVE FUN!