I originally tried a slower tempo to make it more hymn like but my voice tends to waver when I sing sustained notes slowly and that sounds so obvious on recordings. So for LV I tend to use brisker tempi. I did 3 versions of this song and this one had the quickest tempo, but I thought it sounded best although it is a bit quicker than this hymn would normally be done.Kitty wrote: ↑October 9th, 2020, 5:20 ambrilliant rendering, Alan, I love this song so much, and there are so many versions/texts that go on this tune.alanmapstone wrote: ↑October 8th, 2020, 9:32 amSection 68 - Battle Hymn
I had to adapt the traditional tune a bit as this version does not contain the usual chorus "Glory! Glory! Hallelujah"
It reminds me that I sung one as well for the monthly poetry once. It's Section 25 here in this project: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-190-by-various/ I actually used the hallelujah chorus as well my tempo is a bit different than yours, but I like yours very much. Sometimes the lines seemed too long for me to fit in the tune so I sound a bit awkward at times. Probably should have done another caesura or a syncopation somewhere that I missed. Yours sounds much more fluent.
I am really out of practice with singing as all my regular choral singing activities have been suspended since March, even the local church choir