10.11.17 – Rehearsal Notes

by Director on October 12, 2017

Nice work last night CHORUS ! !

 

The Bach Chorales will be sung back to back – Hark a Voice Saith first -   - – -last 4 measures as intro – everyone on melody first time  – second and third verses as written in 4 parts – - there will be a cut off and then the 4 measure intro to God on High All Glory Be – First verse with soprani on words and everyone else “oooohing” their parts.  Second and third verses as written in 4 parts with words.  The selection with end with a “plagal cadence”  or AMEN.

 

Field of White – PLEASE listen to our blog recording and any other you tube recordings  – - – -remember the “beat” is constant through out the time signature changes  – - not the eighth or dotted quarter notes as indicated.

 

Into the Night – Its FUN – - “mysterious” – -enjoy the stroy and please mark and observe ALL dynamic changes.

 

Sleigh Ride – page turns seemed AWESOME last night  – -if you want to copy your scores so there are no page turns  – otherwise  – - – mark your music  – and remember  – - – WORD s – - – WORD s – - – WORDS ! ! ! !

 

PLEASE TRY TO SECURE ADS for our concert booklet  – -remember we do not survive on tickets and membership fees alone  – - Contact Jackie Nuccio with any questions or help you might need.

 

See you all next week -

 

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9.27.17 – Rehearsal Notes

by Director on September 30, 2017

Helle, Halle, Halle will used as a “processional” for our winter concert -  – concert will begin with a poem read by Stephanie Miles and then once opening chord is given  – group will proceed from all 4 corners of the church  to the tune.

 

Once everyone is in place we sing it through once at half tempo – and then a final time at a much faster tempo.

 

Into the Night – “mysteriously” – very careful attention must be paid to dynamics  – especially 31-33, 49-51, 51-57 and the last page with its’ forte then SUBITO piano and Forte ending

 

Carol of Winter Peace – Overall was rehearsed very nicely – please pay attention to the last page – dynamics and a rest after each of the last words – - peace – - peace – - -peace

 

Alleluia – very LIGHT ! ! ! close attention to dynamics

 

THANKS ALL   - –  SEE YOU WED at 7:00 for our last split rehearsal and the large group together at 7:45

 

 

 

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September 6 and 13 Rehearsal Notes

September 16, 2017

9/6 We went through parts on Halle, Halle, Halle – Carol of Winter Peace – Into the Night and In the Bleak Midwinter   9/13 we went through parts on Sleigh Ride – Alleluia and the Bach Chorales   This week 9/20 we will continue  part reading with A Field of White – Colors of [...]

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Links to audio files – Christmas 2017

September 14, 2017

Below are links to the “sung” audio files.  Particularly for the files at Pepper, be sure to choose the correct voicing.  Hope they help… A Field of White     https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=15%2F3088H (Choose SATB) Alleluia   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7SB9qPE5no You’ll have to try to ignore what sounds to me like sleigh bells in the background, but the link at JW [...]

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Music Files for Christmas 2017

September 14, 2017

Ok, everyone, here are the mp3 files for Christmas.  This year I have only created files for each individual voice with accompaniment.  I had hoped that, with the individual work being done at rehearsals, you wouldn’t need files with just the single voice line.  If you end up needing those, please let me know and [...]

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Order of tracks on Spring CD’s

April 14, 2017

Folks, Below is the order of the tracks on the CD’s.  I HAD told the program to write the titles when it wrote the CD, but alas, it seems it wasn’t paying attention!  The order on each CD is identical, so I’ve used the term “voice part” instead of each voicing.  Martha Track 1 – [...]

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Performances of songs in Spring Program

March 22, 2017

Here are links to either audio files of the songs or actual performances on YouTube.  (We found that some of the files on JWPepper weren’t complete, and they didn’t even have one for the Gershwin).  The Gershwin Portrait is actually in two files.  Part I is from the beginning to roughly page 65 at the [...]

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Audio files for Spring 2017

March 22, 2017

Folks, Here’s the link to the folder which contains all the midi files for the Spring concert.  As usual, the files are midi files which means they will play through your computer or iPad or tablet.  They are NOT downloadable to a CD to then be played in your car or CD player.  There are [...]

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Link for “Carol Swing”

October 20, 2016

Folks, I found a link for an amateur chorus singing “Carol Swing” on YouTube!  They’re pretty good and the accompaniment rocks.  While it might not be EXACTLY what we’ll do, it WILL give you a good idea of the overall “swing” of the piece. Enjoy! Martha   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ijTKrxtmNk  

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Ad inserts

October 15, 2016

Here is the link to the ad inserts… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7CmzdSptn03eGw4VUV5YzhPZm8  

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