The last of the videos I shot at the Palo Alto All-Day Singing, August 25, 2012 — Rebecca leading no. 531 Dura, in the Fireside Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.
Jeff leading no. 440 North Salem at the 2012 Palo Alto All-Day Singing, in the Fireside Room of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.
No singing for me tonight; I’m too busy at work. But here’s another video from the Palo Alto All-Day Singing — Greg leading no. 285t Arnold. Greg is a fine singer, and a fine leader. He always seems to get the class to sound their best, as is true in this reading of this delightfully dissonant tune.
More from the Palo Alto All-Day Singing, Chris leading one of my favorite tunes by Elisha West. Watching this reminds me that during the all-day singing, Chris talked about how Sacred Harp singing started in Palo Alto during the 1970s, that he himself had first sang in Palo Alto more than twenty years ago, and then he asked those who had been singing in Palo Alto back then to stand. We don’t go back centuries, as they do in the South, but the history of Sacred Harp singing in the Bay Area nearly forty years.
My job is getting a little less crazy, and I finally had time to process yet another video from the Palo Alto All-Day Singing. Here’s David leading no. 148 Jefferson:
(And yes, I finally decided to use higher quality video.)
Another video from the 2012 Palo Alto All-Day Singing: Clarissa leading no. 480 Redemption.
Several singers asked for the minutes of the 2012 Palo Alto All-Day Singing — the minutes as submitted to the Minutes Book may be found here.
I’ve now put up a little more than half of the video I took at the 2012 Palo Alto All-Day Singing. The remaining video footage shows the same leaders shown on previous videos I’ve posted here (leading the other song in their two-song lesson).
Over time, I will process the remaining raw footage and post the resulting videos here. This should include David leading 148, Jeff leading 440, Janet leading 270, Laura leading 89, Greg leading 285, Rebecca leading 532, Chris leading 212, Julian leading 218, and Clarissa leading 480.
I included some non-musical documentary footage at the beginning of this video showing all-day singing etiquette. The Arranging Committee calls Julian, and says he will be followed by Clarissa. Julian is seated where he can immediately move into the hollow square. While he’s calling and pitching the tune, Clarissa (in purple) gets up and heads to a seat where she can immediately move into the hollow square when she is called. Nobody hurries, but no time is lost. This observance of etiquette helps explain how we managed to squeeze 99 tunes into one all-day singing.