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CHOIR PRACTICE

  • THIS PAGE IS FOR WAILS CHOIR ATTENDEES ONLY.

  • These are the choir parts for the album WAILS: Songs for Grief.

  • These are the songs we will record at the gathering!

  • I have uploaded these for you to practice the songs as much as you'd like. (the more acquainted with them you are, the smoother the recordings will go) :)))

  • This page is best utilized with a desktop.

  • I (ahlay) ask that you keep this page confidential

  • Thank you. 

Image by ammar sabaa

EVERYTHING IS CHANGE

to love what death will touch 

to love what could abandon us 

is to accept these rites of grief 

is to open up to vulnerability 

nothing ever stays the same 

nothing ever stays the same 

nothing ever stays the same 

everything is change 

everything is change

everything is change - melody + harmonies
everything is change - melody + harmonies - w_click
everything is change - harmony 1
everything is change - harmony 2

Vision

one body-melody

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one body - w_click
one body - all voices in round
Waves

ONE BODY

i don't know if we were meant to carry 

so much grief in one body 

yet - we are not alone

we are not alone, we are not alone

we are not alone, we are not alone

we are not alone, we are not alone

we are not alone, we are not alone

we are not alone  - yet 

ahhhhhhhhh

Ocean

BLOODLINES

there are songs singing in my bones 

i can barely hear the notes 

they are older than i know 

they sound like the ones i've not brought home yet 

the ones i've not yet named 

the ones i've pushed away 

how can i be whole until all of you, 

all of you i have claimed? 

why deny this lineage? it's why i am alive

 

{bloodlines nigun (wordless melody) sounds}

caught w/support from Noam Lerman

Yay da dai dai dai dai 

He dai dai 

Hi yai yai yai

He dai dai 

Hi yai yai yai

He dai dai 

Yai yai yo

bloodlines - all voices
bloodlines - all voices w_click
bloodlines - melody w_click
bloodlines - harmony 1 w_click
bloodlines - harmony 2 w_click
Citrus Fruits
initiations - all harmonies _ layers

Vision

initiations - all harmonies _ layers - w_click

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initiations - harmony 1
initiations - melody w_click
initiations - harmony 2
Image by Michael Olsen

INITIATIONS

oh honey you're not lost you're wandering 

wondering where the elders have gone 

oh honey you're not lost you're wandering 

to remember what was meant to be forgotten 

from the village we've become isolated 

still the soul seeks to be initiated 

what medicine is the deepest wound so hungry to devour? 

waiting to be alchemized in our greatest power

Splash

THE SHAME SONG

if i'm gonna fall, and if i'm gonna change 

may it serve the whole, may it turn a page 

and if i'm gonna fail, and if i'm gonna learn 

may it serve the whole, may it serve the future ones 

i too deserve belonging, i too deserve to heal 

i too deserve aliveness

i deserve to court the shadows here

The Shame Song - Melody

Vision

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The Shame Song - Melody -w_click
The Shame Song - HARMONY 1
The Shame Song - HARMONY 2
The Shame Song - all voices together
apprentice - melody

Vision

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apprentice - harmony 2
apprentice - all voices together
Image by Tim Marshall

APPRENTICE

i trust this grief to return me 

again again again 

this work is holy

soul cleansing slowly 

again again again

Image by Matheo JBT

EMERGE

nothing ever stays the same (3x)

everything is change (4x)

everything is change

EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING!

emerge - all voices

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emerge - all voices w_click

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emerge - harmony 1
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