Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Soundscape: The Israelites Cross the Red Sea

On Sunday 11th September (2011) the account of the parting of the Red Sea is included in the lectionary readings. To this end I offer the Soundscape: The Israelites Cross the Red Sea to accompany Exodus 14: 19-31.

This soundscape requires 7 players, a few everyday items and, depending on your preference, may involve the participation of the gathered people. You may choose to reduce the number of players should you so wish (eg: have a chorus of 3 voices instead of 4, and use the chorus members to manipulate other sounds).

Please remember soundscapes are aural, not visual, presentations and balanced amplification of each sound and speaker is crucial to success. I cannot stress the importance of rehearsal strongly enough.

The soundscape is freely available for use in worship with due acknowledgement. If you do make use of this soundscape, I'd be interested to hear about your experience.

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