Last night, at choir rehearsals, some of my fellow sopranos were bemoaning the fact that they were struggling with one of the pieces: a very modern piece by Eric Whitaker. One of those pieces where the composer is trying to be clever by fitting as many notes together as possible, creating a cacophony of sound with no harmony whatsoever. It is very difficult to find your note and you've no idea if what you are singing is correct.
"Listen", I said, "There are so many notes at once, it doesn't matter what we sing, as long as we sing it with confidence!"
Later in the rehearsal we approached the piece with renewed vigour and sang our hearts out (to quote Eric Morecambe "all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order"!)
"Well done" said our Musical Director, "That was much more confident than last week!"