Mudcat Café message #62939 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9612   Message #62939
Posted By: Charlie Baum
14-Mar-99 - 01:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
Subject: RE: AMEN
The "a-mens" are just the repeating chorus while the soloist sings real lyrics about the life of Jesus. It's a little like "I Bid You Good Night"--the chorus just has to sing "Good Night, Good Night, Good Night" over and over again, but the solo line in that piece also has more complex lyrics to sing.

--Charlie Baum