Hayley has really hit some impressive notes in some of her songs.
In Dark Waltz, the "Dance me into the night, Underneath the moon shining so bright, Turning me into the light" is quite high! And from HSJS2, in Mikazuki, the "Through all the tears that my eyes have shed", makes me wonder everytime how does she do that!? And also "This crescent moon, drifting way up high". And again from HSJS2, Love Love Love. Her notes are AMAZING at the end. Also You Are Water, during the end "You are water, you are water", I think thats quite high! And she hits them quite flawlessly, one of the main reasons I love to listen to the song.
This is all I can think of right now. But Hayley's always a pleasure to listen to!
If you like Hayley's high notes, try Quanta Qualia, which is for now the recorded album song where she reaches the highest notes. Also, the River of Dreams version of Back/Gounod¡s Ave Maria is amazing, it peaks "only" a B5, but it's very impression how powerful the high notes sound.
Hi, Libby, when I get to talk to my friend Ezequiel, I'll ask him to figure out. However, it could be sung in a different key in different performances, and as it's not in her albums (unless you talk, of course, of the version in Hayley Westenra)., it would be helpful that you tell us what performance you want me to ask, and if possible, provide a link.
I was puzzled by that AIAOY at first too, Dave, but googled the short sentence that Libby mentioned and found out it is All I Ask Of You. It appears on the Hayley Westenra album, but I think Libby may be thinking of a more recent life performance, which is why I asked her, since the key could vary from one performance to another (specially when it's a song she has sung with so many different male singers).
Post by stevemacdonald on Jul 18, 2010 17:40:41 GMT
I don't think it's enough to hit a high note just because it's there. Shouldn't there be some build-up, some sense of anticipation, and then, a full-on delivery of that special highest note that is both powerful and sustained? Hayley has done this only twice: in "Dark Waltz" and in "Love Changes Everything".
If you haven't heard her "LCE" then you don't know what you're missing. I can't give you the YouTube link directly, but if you watch that new YouTube video of Hayley and Sophie as kids singing, you'll spot a link to another video someone did in which her "LCE" is heard in full. Prepare to be amazed at the impossibly crystalline magic of Hayley's young voice when she hits and holds the song's highest note at the end.
Shouldn't there be some build-up, some sense of anticipation, and then, a full-on delivery of that special highest note that is both powerful and sustained? Hayley has done this only twice
I'm not so sure. What about the RoD recording of Bach/Gounod Ave Maria? I would say there's a definite build-up and a sense of anticipation to that final highest note. If you haven't heard it, just search for it on youtube.
I've heard her version of Love Changes Everything, since I have the CD it's on. I just haven't listened to it in a while, so I'll listen again to see what you mean. I admit that I don't listen to the earlier CDs as often as the international CDs, because I just enjoy the songs on the others more, and to some extent, her voice, too.