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A IS FOR ALTO

by Jay Althouse

Positioning:

Altos center

INTRO

Altos facing back while primping, dramatic turn front. Others

 

in awe.

MEAS. 5

ALTOS: make "A" above head w/fingertips together, dramatic

 

scoop to R with R fist to heart. Repeat "A" above, bring L index

 

up to L w/L lean.

 

OTHERS: lean back and listen (opt. fold arms and pulse).

MEAS. 13

ALTOS: play w/R index front (+head nods) using vocal rhythms, hold up 2 fingers, play 1 note again, "A" above, "family picture."

 

OTHERS: lean in w/head nods on rhythms, lean back, in again.

 

M17: lean back w/opt. folded arms.

MEAS. 21

ALTOS: low, up w/arms folded, scoop to Sop., arms to them.

 

OTHERS: "A" above, arms to Altos ("present" them, like "Door

 

#3, Price Is Right," low to them, Sop. point to self w/R index

 

from above.

MEAS. 29

ALL wiper sway using vocal rhythm starting R, open and drop

 

on one.

 

M33: ALTOS "A" above, then "family picture" look.

 

OTHERS: lean back and listen, secret to the outside, grimace.

MEAS. 38

ALTOS: point R index up to R, then down to L, shake R index

 

front, open palms front.

 

OTHERS: follow alto points w/head, lean back and listen.

MEAS. 44

ALTOS: play w/R index front, moving to follow line, opera pose

 

front w/body level moving to follow vocal line.

 

OTHERS: scoop in and out, in and out, follow altos w/head.

MEAS. 52

ALTOS: low, dramatic oo-ah movement w/hands, low, hold

 

songbook front to sing fa la las.

 

OTHERS: "A" above, arms to Altos, outside index up, arms to

 

Altos.

MEAS. 60

ALTOS: wiper sways, open and drop, low, "family picture."

 

OTHERS: lean back, "A" above, arms to Altos.

MEAS. 68

ALTOS: low, "A" above, drop and grin, "A" above.

 

OTHERS: "A" above, open and drop to them, repeat.

MEAS. 76

ALL: wiper sways, open and drop on because. Altos "family

 

picture" while others lean back upset. M82 all secret front.

 

ALTOS: cheer crossing fists, fists out, fists up, "A" above.

 

OTHERS: end w/arms to Altos.

Available Voicings:
SAB... (00-19267)
SSA... (00-19268)
2-Part... (00-19269)
SoundTrax CD... (00-19270)