“In the Circle” was commissioned from Cedric Dent by the Jazz Education Network (JEN) in 2021 and is inspired by the concept of circle singing. This original composition (level 3.5-4) is a fun a cappella tune with an R&B feel. It incorporates a jazz scat solo (for high or low voice), an egg shaker to complement the driving groove, and a breakdown with beatboxing. For added fun, have the singers form a complete circle during the breakdown to simulate actual “circle singing,” and then return to their normal positions after the breakdown!
Demo & video by MTSU Singers (Cedric Dent, director)
Range: Sop up to Ab5, Alto down to Ab3. Tenor up to Ab4, Bass down to G2.
Includes: full a cappella score including notated beatbox part.