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Imperfect Harmony
Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others | Stacy Horn
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For Stacy Horn, regardless of what is going on in the world or her life, singing in an amateur choirthe Choral Society of Grace Church in New Yorknever fails to take her to a place where hope reigns and everything good is possible. Shes not particularly religious, and her voice is not exceptional (so she says), but like the 32.5 million other chorus members throughout this country, singing makes her happy. Horn brings us along as she sings some of the greatest music humanity has ever produced, delves into the dramatic stories of conductors and composers, unearths the fascinating history of group singing, and explores remarkable discoveries from the new science of singing, including all the unexpected health benefits. Imperfect Harmony is the story of one woman who has found joy and strength in the weekly ritual of singing and in the irresistible power of song.
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Lynnsoprano
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If you‘ve ever sung in a choir, or enjoy listening to choral music, or actually any music, this book has so many insights. It is beautifully written, and while it‘s part memoir, it also talks about music history and the psychology of music. I can‘t think of the last time I flew through a nonfiction book this quickly. Definitely recommend. #jumpstart2023 #sharreadathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Clwojick Way to go! ❤️ 2w
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Lynnsoprano
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Talk about six degrees of separation: the dedication of one of my current reads acknowledges Dilys Smith. She was the daughter of my college voice teacher, and an accomplished singer in her own right. I love the connection! 🎶

IndoorDame I love it when you have little personal connections like that to books! 3w
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Lynnsoprano
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A musician friend is downsizing as she moves into a new apartment, and she gave me this today. Given how much happiness and joy I get from singing with others, I‘m excited to read this. #jumpstart2023

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KrystalClarity
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I really don‘t care for it. There‘s something about the combination of the author‘s matter-of-fact tone and that she thinks religious beliefs are absurd, despite singing in a church choir, that is off-putting for me. I don‘t care that she doesn‘t have religious beliefs, but I do care that she‘s publicly disparaging to others‘ sources of comfort. Just so we‘re clear, if she was religious and being dismissive of atheists I‘d have the same problem.

KrystalClarity P.S. I have a confession to make: I got this book as part of an early review giveaway from Librarything back in 2012(?) and then I didn‘t read it. I was a teen with good intentions who got swamped in homework. I‘m sorry for taking so long!! 2y
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