HEN JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH visited King Frederick II on 7 May 1747, the king gave him a challenging fugue subject, which Bach used to create gorgeous music. Something similar was done with the melody of “Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La” by the great composers. My choir has already done a version by Morales, and now we are doing one by Palestrina:
* * PDF Download • ALLELUIA “Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La”
By the way, both those composers—Palestrina & Morales—wrote full Masses in which the theme constantly appears in the most ingenious ways.
The following rehearsal videos provide Solfège versions, and I believe that using Solfège will allow you to teach your choir this piece in no time flat. (Pardon the pun!)
Rehearsal Videos :
EQUAL VOICES : YouTube • Mp3 Audio
SOPRANO : YouTube • Audio incl. Solfège
ALTO : YouTube • Audio incl. Solfège
TENOR : YouTube • Audio incl. Solfège
You owe it to yourself to sing through the Alto line … such fun!