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Choral music and me, with links to actual music!

I've sung choral music all my life. Growing up in the Church of Christ, every Sunday morning and Sunday night and Wednesday night, I was singing hymns and gospel songs, a cappella. I started as a boy soprano, sang alto for a while, switched to tenor for about a year, and then settled into the bass-baritone I am today. In high school, I sang in the choruses conducted by my father, James Lee Willett, at Western Christian College. At Harding University in Arkansas, I sang in the Harding A Cappella Chorus, directed by Dr. Kenneth Davis Jr., and also in the rather boringly named Men's Ensemble. Since then, I've sung with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus, the University of Regina Chamber Singers, ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:40, May 2nd, 2017 under Blog, Music | Comment now »

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Yep, I've recorded another Christmas song. Here in Saskatchewan, we don't exactly "dream" of a White Christmas as have the occasional nightmare about it, but, hey. It's still a classic. Enjoy! [audio mp3="http://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/12/White-Christmas-Mixdown-1.mp3"][/audio]

Posted by Edward Willett at 12:13, December 5th, 2013 under Blog, Music | Comment now »

The Way You Look Tonight, Edward Willett version

Playing with new audio software today at the same time I was picking out a song for an audition tonight, I made the recording below of Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields's "The Way You Look Tonight," from the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie Swing Time. It won't make anyone forget Fred Astaire's version, or Tony Bennett's version, or for that matter anyone of dozens of other recorded versions...but I had fun. Think of this as a proof of concept rather than a truly finished recording, proof that I can do something not half bad with the equipment and software I have at home. Which means, of course, I may inflict more music ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 17:16, December 6th, 2012 under Blog, Music | Comment now »

Music files once more online!

A website is never really finished, and I'm still working on this one, exploring the possibilities of the new design and adding in some things that haven't yet made the transition from the old site to the new one. I've just restored my page of music files. These are recordings of myself with various choruses and groups, ranging from the Harding University A Cappella Chorus and Men's Ensemble up through Midnight Sun (the a cappella group I sang with in the '9s, the University of Regina Chamber Singers, Livingston Square and Lyric Musical Theatre. There is also a recording of my dad singing Just A Closer Walk and other odds and ends. Check it out!

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:16, May 25th, 2009 under Blog | Comment now »