No Me No You No More

arrangement for SATB choir a cappella; 4′ (2015)
words and music: The Staves

performed by the Santa Clara University Choir, dir. Scot Hanna-Weir:

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composer’s note:

The-Staves-007The Staves are a fantastic band, three sisters who sing in the most incredible harmony, and write wonderful songs. Their album “If I Was” is one of my favorites of the past few years, and when I heard the song “No Me, No You, No More” I knew immediately that I wanted to arrange it for choir. The original is just three solo voices, and a kind of electronic drone pattern that drifts in and out. My arrangement incorporates those synthesized tones into the choir, and turns the whole thing into a shimmering, tightly woven fabric of vocal harmonies.

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