“Courante” from Caroline Shaw’s “Partita” is one of my favorite things I get to perform all the time — Roomful of Teeth is an 8 person vocal ensemble I sing with a lot, and this piece by Caroline Shaw is really transcendent. Caroline brilliantly uses all kinds of vocal sounds, in this movement a lot of breath and guttural throat sounds. I’ve performed this a million times, and I still get chills when I sing it — favorite moment around 1:43 when the men finally enter with this insanely beautiful chord after the women hold down the opening breath-based section. -- Lisel