Driscoll Alphabet

for SSATB chorus (unaccompanied)

The Driscoll Alphabet for chorus is a set of twenty-six blocks of music, each corresponding to a letter in the English alphabet. It can be performed in two ways:

  1. The entire alphabet can be performed, A to Z, as written. The duration is about 15 minutes.
  2. Any of the letters can be performed, in any combination. They need not spell actual words, although this might be a good place to start. (At the first performance, VocalEssence spelled out “Voices of Quiet Joy”, a piece lasting about 7 minutes.)

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