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I'm working on some Holiday music with a poet, 5 songs for piano and alto. It's the first time I've worked with a lyricist and it certainly is a challenge. I didn't give them any parameters other than for it to be written for the season - no strictures on rhyme, meter, or anything else, so I got some semi-rhyming, mostly arhythmic poetry which I then adapted in a way that seemed fit to me to get it to marry to the music, which I composed based on the lyrics (poems, really) the lyricist sent me. Here's the 3rd one in the series. Score included in the YouTube, and as always, comments invited >
I found an online singing service called The Happy Choir that provides vocal recordings, here is the result >
That's a good performance, I think you did the right thing getting this vocal track Gav. The singer is accurate and has a good clear voice so the song is represented well.
You have a much different recorded sound on this track than on your original track. I don't think this sound is giving this piece a good presentation. The sound is much brighter with much less reverb and the vocal is very upfront. With the articulations from the lyrics adding to the brightness you now have a different feel which to my ear is not as appealing as the original track.
I think that if you go for a warmer sound and get the vocal to blend more I know I'll like this much better. Very well done though!