Diction for the word 'WORLD'
Date: January 13, 2016
I'm struggling with how to instruct my singers (grades 5-6 2-part chorus in a public school setting) to sing the word 'world' on a sustained note. For example, the phrase 'too rough fingers of the world______" in Rollo Dilworth's "The Dream Keeper," where 'world' is sustained for 7 beats at a slow tempo. Which parts of the word would you recommend sustaining,when, and how should I ask them to achieve the r - l - d sounds? Thank you for all your ideas.