I would like to say to Meridith Monk:As a member of a high school band, singing our parts on the bus to and from performances is just what you describe as a vocal orchestra. Some of my best memories as a skinny, flat chested, smart nerd were part of this experience.
In the rural south we have a tradition called "Sacred Harp", an acapella way to worship that I hope you will investigate. The sacred harp is the human voice.
Lastly Bobby McFerrin's Vocabularies touch me in so many ways as the songs/voices/sounds bring tears and thrill me, especially the last of Wailers.
I am glad that music remains so vibrant after many eons of singing around a fire or lulling a baby to sleep.
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