by greenbamboostudios

In sacred music, the key of E-flat is often used to set the melodies for content and texts dealing with supplication.

I am informed of this interesting bit of trivia from a singer I am accompanying, in a bid to move his song down a step from F major, into his range.

When I him how this exactly had come about, he simply shrugged and said, “I guess people eventually found out that God listens better in E-flat.”

Clumsily stumbling though our rehearsal with a newly and awkwardly transposed leadsheet in E-flat, I am reminded that my own pleas and requests sound very different when I pray them willfully, with my own selfish interests at heart.