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Thread #17888   Message #175199
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Feb-00 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: Help: Update on 'Rise up Singing' 2000
Subject: RE: Help: Update on 'Rise up Singing' 2000
I got an e-mail back from Sing Out! today which confirmed what Peter Blood said - the copyright permissions are taking a long time to obtain, and that's what's holding up the process. They have no idea when the book will be published.
There are drawbacks to everything, I suppose, but Rise Up Singing has worked very well for the Sacramento Family Song Circle for many years. We try hard to be open to non-singers, and I'd say two-thirds of our people are not what you'd call "musicians." There are some talented musicians who stay away from us because we don't offer enough of a challenge for them, but our circle fills the needs of the ordinary people who just want to have a good time singing in a group. Rise Up Singing suits us because it gives everybody access to the lyrics of a wide variety of songs. For group singing, nothing can beat it.
We do try to keep the circle fresh by introducing a few new songs every month, but we spend most of our time singing the "old favorites" that most people know. I admit that I go to several other groups to get a wider variety of music, but I have to say I like our family song circle best.
-Joe Offer-