It Is By No Means Necessary   (from Walker's Words)

Vocal solo, SATB, optional piano
Jaunty song admonishing singers not to sing very loud but to hear their teacher's voice. Chorus joins with back-up vocals to demonstrate this advice.

HMM 23M4023d Price:   see purchasing notes below
Timing:   2:25

Number of Pages:   5

Difficulty:   EM

Occasion/theme:   Singing, teacher, noise
Text Source:           William Walker from The Southern Harmony
Tune Source:         original music

Notes:   Solo written for tenor or baritone, but any voice may perform it.    Preferable with piano but may be performed a cappella.   
Available via this link from J.W. Pepper MyScore.
4th of 11 pieces in suite, "A Few Plain Hints:   William Walker's Words for Singers."   Others are A Person Or Persons, Care Should Be Taken, When Singing In Concert, There Should Not Be Any Noise, Your Singers May Not Join, Learners Should Beat Time, There Are But Few Long Notes, Too Long Singing Injures The Lungs, When Learning To Sing and The Nearest Perfection.   Details of each on its individual page.  


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