Music gets a modern boost to make tradition more enjoyable

It won’t be insider politics that glances off the Whispering Gallery walls tonight during the 74th annual Capitol Caroling event.

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Thanks to technological advances, a wireless microphone will capture the resonant echo of strings, brass, woodwinds and voices as they rise from the first-floor Rotunda to the fifth-floor ceiling.

From monstrous reel-to-reel tape to a tiny flash card — such evolutions in recording devices have been welcomed by Steve Morse and Dan Yeager, who have helped provide the sounds of Capitol Caroling to listeners for more than 20 years.

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