Rise Up, O Flame
A Singing Round
Rise Up, O Flame is a pretty, minor round for singers, with lovely harmonies.
The key of Cm:
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A bit tricky, this round is more easily conquered with two or three singers (or more) on each part.
Lots of singers here in this video:
One way to practice this round is to divide up the melody. Let line one be repeated over and over as one part, while the other lines are sung over and over by other singers. It is a helpful way to get familiar with how the harmonies sound.
The key of Dm
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This is a nice key for younger voices, and is especially easy for violin.
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Download Rise Up, O Flame in the key of Cm
Download vocal round in the key of Dm
Download singing round in Em
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