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LIFT UP YOUR VOICE, ALLELUIA
by Sally K. Albrecht
Positioning: Part I vs. Part II
INTRO Divide choir into 4 groups: using half-note beat, clasp hands above w/open stance (Vol. 1, 18). Lower.
  M4: reach both arms up to R w/palms facing in and step t to R, pray front, repeat to L. (Opt. - alternate directions Vol. 2, 67).
MEAS. 6 PART I: hold low pray front w/opt. pulse or join PART II. PART II: hold songbook to front and step t R and L.
  M8: stop feet and lift songbook up, open palms and drop.
  M10: repeat step t R and L, lift songbook on praise.
  M13: ALL reach both up R and pray in as before, repeat L.
MEAS. 15 PART II: hold low pray front w/opt. pulse or join PART I.
  PART I: reach arms up from sides w/palms facing in, clasp above and pull down.
  M17: hold songbook to front and step t R and L.
  M19: repeat reach, clasp and drop.
  M21: pop clap front (Vol. 1, 10).
  M22: ALL repeat as before during Intro.
MEAS. 27 Repeat as before, matching own vocals through M33.
  M34: circle claps front 3X using piano rhythm, pop clap M35.
MEAS. 36 GENERAL TEXT Pray w/a slight lunge 2X to the outsides (Vol. 1, 17), then reach w/both arms to outsides (Vol. 2, 79).
  M40: slowly pull arms back to center for 2 meas.
  M42: pray front, lift clasp up.
  M44: clap above, then pop clap above (using piano rhythm).
  CHRISTMAS TEXT: Slow baby rock to R and L (Vol. 2, 87), repeat.
  M39: double arm circle pan (Vol. 1, 80-81) leaning to R, on flip of arms lean back from R.
  M42: L palm up high to star (see MEN Vol. 2, 54).
  M43: drop L palm down.
  M44: clap above, then pop clap above (using piano rhythm).
MEAS. 45 Freeze w/songbook front.
  M47: raise songbook up, open and drop to sides.
  M49: freeze songbook front and lift.
  M52-53: reaches above as during Intro. FEW VOICES move up.
MEAS. 54 As before. FEW VOICES match movement of PART I.
MEAS. 60 All R jazz hand up (Vol. 1, 63), then drop R.
  M62: clasp above in 4 groups (Intro).
  M64: open and drop to sides.
  M65: clasp front and lift w/open stance.

 

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