Customer Reviews for Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
Location: from Reston, VA
July 16, 2012
A lot of fun to sing
This piece is great fun to sing, especially once you get confident with it. Alice Parker has done a tremendous job blending melody and parts into a joyous whole. It can be daunting for the faint of heart at first. The notes are mostly easy; the rhythms and entrances are tricky. If your group relies heavily on counting to learn, it will take work; if your group has singers who instictinvely "get" rhythms, it will go more quickly. It needs to be sung confidently and freely, allowing the parts to swell and receed as the song dictates. I am so glad our choir learned this piece!
5 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Francisco, CA
July 12, 2008
"Hark I hear the harps immortal" is a wonderful anthem, beautifully arranged by the great Alice Parker. Both the words and the music are moving and memorable. Each part gets a chance to shine, and the audience gets to hear a complex yet easily grasped rhythmic/harmonic interplay on a simple tune. Our choir loves to sing it.
18 of 37 people found this review helpful.