Phase I Vocalists

Phase I included 3 vocalists:

  1. Mr. Goettee provides the vocal lead on all hymns and songs except "Were You There," where he provides what might be considered response commentary;

  2. Ms. Gerber-Salins was David's duet partner on many of the hymns and is the lead on "Were You There." (Some hymns became multipart harmony in Phase II, but continued including Ms. Gerber-Salins.);

  3. Ms. Dorothy Gould Gerber provides a striking descant vocal part on refrains of the last verse of "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today." Together with Ms. Gerber-Salins, they sang the magnificent very high descant duo harmony on the refrains of the last verse of that hymn.

NOTE. The influence of that duo descant resulted in dramatically expanding the use of descants in Phase II for several other hymns.

Since neither Ms. Gerber-Salins or her mother were available in Phase II, the additional descants were added with other vocalists.


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