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As well as Marcos' idea of beats - where voices will be very slightly out of tune, especially when there are many, and different octaves are sung, there's the effect of vibrato. Each individual's voice has its own speed of vibrato, so the blend of many voices will have a rich sound with both phenomena working.
I believe that spiritual you posted should be interpreted exactly as written. It doesn't imply that the singers should harmonize or that only one person should sing. This is simply because the sound of one singer and the sound of a group of people singing the same thing is Just Different. I would expect a lone singer to be used most often to portray ...
There's some phisical consequence in two or more voices/instruments producing the same note (besides the somewhat obvious volume raise). See, notes (higher or lower) depend on their frecuency (amount of vibrations per seconds, measured in Hertz(Hz)). A group may try to sing the same notes, but the tiny fluctuations and minimal down-tunning or up-tunning will ...
This style of singing is actually seen more common than you would think. You can here it in hymns, national anthems, and even happy birthday. The idea is that everybody singing the same note will sound like one powerful voice and has a different texture then if the 4 parts had different notes. This piece seems to start like most hymns do with many voices ...
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