A few twists on Lizzy McAlpine's 2021 collaboration with Jacob Collier make this a fun and appealing arrangement for intermediate to advanced student groups, particularly those adept in contemporary pop melismatic techniques use of a breathy tone at times for expression. A rhodes keyboard patch will work especially well in performance to help create the atmosphere. A soprano/alto soloist is featured throughout the arrangement, and the vocal group parts are used in a wide variety of ways for interesting background figures, as well as taking the chorus material. Vocal jazz students will love the chance to sing this hip song from McAlpine.
Fully-notated keyboard and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by C-Sus Voices from Sacramento State, Gaw Vang-Williams, dir. (2022)
Video: Lizzy McAlpine Version