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Episode 63 - The Human Voice


YourClassical Adventures: Episode 63 - The Human Voice

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December 04, 2021

The human voice can add something special to music that other instruments simply can not do. Listen to some classical music examples that will explain why the human voice is so unique.

Episode 63 playlist

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee — Singer Bobby McFerrin teams up with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Do you think McFerrin sounds more like a bumblebee or more like a cello?

LISTEN Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee

Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee


The King’s Singers: Horizons — The human voice is a great instrument for storytelling and can help paint a picture through words.

LISTEN The King’s Singers: Horizons

The King’s Singers: Horizons


Eriks Esenvalds: Only in Sleep — When multiple people sing together, such as in ensembles or choirs, it can help elicit emotions.

LISTEN Eriks Esenvalds: Only in Sleep

Eriks Esenvalds: Only in Sleep


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