We would like to do "God is Able", but the written key for it is "B", and this seems high for the choir, which means the congregation wouldn't have a chance.
What about [A] or [G]? [A#]?
what are the rest of you 'all doing this in?
My suggestion is try it in G; that seems to be the best key for the congregation to sing. I wouldn't go any higher than A.
I'm the one usually leading and D works for me (I'm an alto)
The original is either sort of low or way too high for most female voices.
I just listened to our playback from the last time we did the song and the congregation seemed ok singing in that key :D (the men are singing sort of low :P)
Thanks for the suggestions.
I think we'll try it in [A] first in practice, if that doesn't work, go to [G]. My lead guitar and bass players will skin me alive if I suggest Ab. (We do "Praise Adonai" in Ab, and I get a never ending stream of good-humored grief from those two about it. LOL.) It's a running joke with them. I'll say
"Hmmm. [A] seems too high; and I don't want to go all the way down to [G]. Let's try this in [Ab]."
Then it's time to duck and dodge, as the small relatively light weight objects come sailing by.