Monday, April 5, 2010

The weekend was spent celebrating Easter. It was an occasion to demonstrate once again that pitch is specific and that we humans respond accordingly.

Every American dislikes singing the national anthem because it has a high F, usually perceived to be much too high for comfort. But on Easter--on two occasions in the course of the two-day celebration, in fact--high church Episcopalians sing a response that has three high G's. The sound is unbelievable.