Populating the Parts
This is a new page for 2023 on which I look at how choirs that have used Emerging Voices "populate the parts", i.e., allocate boys to the part that as nearly as possible matches their actual singing range. We begin with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain National Boys Choir singing Oliver Tarney's arrangement of Shenandoah. I hope to add more pieces and more choirs later.
It's possible to find a place for any boy somewhere within the Emerging Voices cambiata system. With SATB it's much harder. Boys may struggle with the devil's note which is avoided in Emerging Voices. Learn about the devil's note in this short technical paper.