09Mar

Small World…

SO…

 

I was watching THE VOICE and the last person on show tonight was this tall guy, with a really cool voice… remember that…

 

A good friend of mine is doing a recital in May and wrote me to help him with a piece. Adam Guettel’s Hero and Leander. It’s a great song, but the tessitura is a little too high for him – (where the majority of the notes lie). He asked me if I could transpose it for it and put it in a key that would fit his voice better; of course I said yes!

 

He sent me a copy of the song to use as a guide. So… I went on YouTube to hear the piece and the first version that came up was a guy from SUNY-Oneonta. – Ryan Quinn. He had a really beautiful voice and his version of the song is amazing – it’s linked below…

 

I listened to a few versions, but really liked his best. Those of you who know me, know I am rather… particular about voices… but I liked it so much that a few days later, I actually played it for my wife – I really wanted her to hear it. She agreed…”it’s a cool, beautiful voice.”

 

Flash forward… That guy who sang last on the voice tonight, is the SAME guy – Ryan Quinn. He has a great story – teaches music to kids with traumatic injuries – and has been battling Lyme disease. He chose Adam Levine as his coach, and I hope he goes very far – I think he is really talented, and to me he reads as a very authentic person. What an extraordinary coincidence that this singer I found out of thousands singing an obscure Broadway song on Youtube is the same guy I see on the voice not even a week later…

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