Rewriting a tune

Posted: June 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

For an atheist, this may be ironic, but I’m going to say it anyway. I like the polyphonic tune known as Miserere Mei Deus. I don’t like the lyrics, but the way it is sung on AnglicanDiest Channel, with The Sixteen and Elin Manahan Thomas hitting the Top C note, is amazing.

I can think of no better version.

http://www.YouTube.com/AnglicanDiest 

Anyway, I’d love to hear it sung by the British Humanist Association Choir, but with different secular lyrics. It must however retain the same tone and expression as the original.

london.humanistchoir.org

http://www.twitter.com/humanistchoir
These are the original lyrics and afterwards,hopefully, my humanist version. However, if someone from the choir also wants to rewrite the lyrics, I’d be happy to tweet ideas back and forth until a final version exists. 

As you can see there’s a bit of overlap in the screenshot. (6, 7 and 8).

1.Have belief within yourself, O humanity, after thy great potential, according to the multitude of those good harbingers of peace.

2.Wash me thoroughly of my 

This is going to take a while. Not the finished or polished product.

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