Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tongue Twister of the day

There I am in front of the choir this week, trying to teach this line to the choir, from Handel's Solomon:  "Now the hard fought battle won" Which is set in a very excited double-choir-quickly-sung-polyphony type of thing.  

Of course in good English diction, the "r" in "hard" should not be pronounced.

So I demonstrate .. "Hard Fought .. H-aw-d Fought ... h-aw-d fought ...  Hot Fart" 

Well, so much for productivity on that movement.

Let's see you say "Hard Fought" 10x fast!

1 comment:

Crimson Rambler said...

you're right there with the "traffic gal" last Friday, who announced, "for those of you white-bound on the Westmud this morning..."