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Stuart Hinds sings the opening theme of The Andy Griffith Show (1960 -- 1968) with four-part overtone singing and duplicates his voice to take over the two-part whistle with two overtones.

The Andy Griffith Show 1960 - 1968 Opening and Closing Theme

Stuart Hinds from the USA is undisputedly the star of polyphonic Western overtone singing. No one else handles two melodies in basic and overtone with such virtuosity. He is also one of the most productive composers for overtone singing and has written several pieces for solo and choral singing.

Now he has written a new book “Making Music with Overtone Singing” in 2017. It is a systematic learning aid that allows every slightly advanced overtone singer to get into the art of polyphonic overtone singing.The new book starts where overtone beginners begin to control their tones and leads from there into the complex polyphony. The book thus forms the bridge to his more demanding 15 songs.

His sheet music book “An Overtone Expirience – 15 polyphonic overtone songs you´ll love to sing”, published by Traumzeit-Verlag in 2012 and translated by me, required advanced overtone singing experience.

Stuart Hinds generously makes his book available as a free PDF download. In addition to the book, the download also contains sound samples sung by the author.

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Stuart Hinds, the master of polyphonic overtone singing, has recorded a beautiful interpretation of Johannes Brahms’ Lullaby and Goodnight. You can download a simpler version of it here in sheet music and practice it yourself.

Stuart Hinds is undoubtedly the master of polyphonic overtone singing. He sets standards for this young vocal technique with his compositions. With Goin’ home, a melody from the second movement of the Ninth Symphony of by Czech composer Anonín Dvořák, Hinds here presents one of his easier pieces, that nevertheless will be a challenge for most overtone singers.

In addition to the version for solo baritone overtone singer and keyboad Hinds wrote a choral version, dedicated to the Prague ensemble Sprektrum, that sings the overtone part with even serveral choral singers. With such compositions hopefully many singers are encouraged to explore the fascinating possibilities of the polyphonic overtone singing.

The duo The Lady & The Cat with the overtone virtuoso Anna-Maria Hefele and the jazz guitar player Jan Henning bring here an interesting arrangement of the classic Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) by Harold Arlen (text E. Y. Harburg). Stuart Hinds’ polyphonic overtone arrangement from 2005 served as the basis for Hefele’s adapted version for female voice. I follow with excitement the development of my former student.

Stuart Hinds wrote this solo piece for our common dear friend, Honza (Jan) Šima, who unexpectedly passed away at a young age in the last year. Although the piece is very emotional, it is not intended as an expression of mourning. It will rather give room for memories and contemplation.

Jan was an enthusiastic and very good polyphonic overtone singer. He was a member of the European Overtonechoir and the Overtone Choir Spektrum, where we first met back in 2003.

Stuart Hinds

USA *1954

http://www.stuarthinds.com/

Chorwerke

Chaconne (2011)

Besetzung: Chor (BBT)
Obertonbesetzung: alle Stimmen (polyphoner Obertongesang)

Prism (2010)

Besetzung: Chor oder Solo (A’T’B’)
Obertonbesetzung: alle Stimmen

Deutsche Erstaufführung: Bad Soden-Salmünster 2010, European Overtone Choir, Ltg. Steffen Schreyer und Wolfgang Saus.

Im Haine (2010)

Obertonchor (SATB)
Uraufführung: Bad Soden-Salmünster 2010, European Overtone Choir, Ltg. Steffen Schreyer und Wolfgang Saus.

Goin’ Home (2010)

based on Dvorák -- Symphony #9: “From the New World,” mvt.2, words by William Arms Fisher, arr. by Stuart Hinds.
Obertonchor (SATB)
Uraufführung: Prag 2010, Spektrum, Ltg. Jan Stanek.

Night and Day (2010)

Chor einstimmig (T), Orgel

A Peaceful Evening (2009)

Obertonchor SATB, Obertonbariton solo

An Imaginary Landscape (2009)

Zwei gleiche Stimmen

Nocturne (2008)

Gemischter Chor (SATTBB) mit Soli, Obertonbariton solo

Away in a Manger (2007)

Gemischter Chor, Obertonbariton solo
Music by Carl Mueller, arr. Stuart Hinds
Uraufführung: Aachen 2008, Wolfgang Saus, European Vocal Soloists, Ltg. Steffen Schreyer.

Morning Song (2006)

Chor, S’A’T’B’, mit Obertongesang und Trommel

Winter (2005)

Obertonchor SATB
Uraufführung: Poděbrady (CZ) 2008, Europa Obertonchor, Ltg. Steffen Schreyer + Wolfgang Saus.
Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag, Leipzig 2008.
ISMN: M-2034-5134-1

Video Mansfield University Choir directed by Peggy Dettwiler

Awakening (2004)

Obertonchor SATB, Piano
Uraufführung: Liberec (CZ) 2005, Bohemia Cantat, Ltg. Jan Stanek + Wolfgang Saus.
Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag, Leipzig 2008.
ISMN: M-2034-5134-1

Autumn Moon (2004)

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Obertonchor SATB, Piano
Uraufführung: Liberec (CZ) 2005, Bohemia Cantat, Ltg. Jan Stanek + Wolfgang Saus.
Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag, Leipzig 2008.
ISMN: M-2034-5134-1

Video Mansfield University (PA) Concert Choir, directed by Peggy Dettwiler.

Sound of Forever (2004)

Obertonchor SATB
Uraufführung: Düren 2004, Aachener Obertonchor, Ltg. Wolfgang Saus.

Pacem (2004)

Gemischter Chor SATB, B Obertongesang

Spring (2004)

Frauenchor -- SA, Alt Obertongesang, Piano

Beauty (1999)

Obertonchor SATB mit Obertongesang

The Wind

Frauenchor SSA mit Obertongesang

Solowerke

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen) (2014)

Bariton-Oberton Duett

Borbangnadyr for Two (2013)

Bariton-Oberton Duett

Sky Blues (2011)

Bariton-Obertonsolo, Keyboard oder Orgel

Goin’ Home (2010)

nach einer Melodie aus dem 2. Satz von Antonín Dvořáks 9. Symphony “Aus der Neuen Welt”.

Bariton Obertongesang und Keyboard (alt. Gitarre).

Petra (2004)

Bariton-Obertonsolo, Gitarre

Lully Lullay

Besetzung: Obertonsänger + Instrumente

Trio

Besetzung: Obertonsänger + Oboe

Morning Song

Obertonbesetzung: Solo Bartion

Romanesca

for two overtone singers and piano ad. lib.

Northern Lights

Scene and Duet from Norma (Bellini)

Last Call

Dark Highway

Doo Wop

Harmonic Raga

Invocation

Vision 1: Fearful

Vision 2: Peaceful

Dorian Fields

Chorale

Light

Rhapsody

Blue

Morning

Motet: Sans les mots

Dawning

The Blues

Ballad

Variations

Fantasy

Harmonic Overtures

Yokyoku

Renaissance Man

Obertonbesetzung: Bariton Solo

Tuvan Groovin’

Midnight

Goodbye Ravi

Swarming Echoes

Madrigal

Hocket

The Happy Villager

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