Rehearsal notes 30.05.22

We continue to sing socially distanced, masks for those who wish, and we ask that everyone takes a lateral flow test before the rehearsal.

Please make every effort to listen to the recordings online.

After a vocal warm up, which again included work on the rhythms for ‘Gloria Fanfare’ we looked at the following pieces:

  • Gloria Fanfare
  • We practised the rhythm for ‘Gloria Deo’ and the 3-part harmony from Bar 9 to Bar 21. Note the dotted minim in Bar 18 and the minim in Bar 20
  • Bar 75 – 85, very similar to earlier section but be careful about differences
  • Bar 27 and into the middle section, sing legato style in contrast to declamatory opening and closing ‘Gloria Deo’ sections
  • Celebrate with Music
  • Be alert to the frequent and pronounced changes in dynamics
  • At Bar 25 sing legato starting at mp but crescendo from Bar 30 to mf at Bar 32 before returning to mp at Bar 33 with a crescendo through to Bar 40
  • Crescendo through p6 to Bar 41
  • Watch the page turn pp 3/4 and be on time with Bar 19
  • We are the Champions
  • We learned the notes, rhythms and parts from start to Bar 21. The rhythms are unpredictable – read music carefully
  • We learned v2 – notes, rhythms and parts from Bar 44 to Bar 61
  • Note first time at Bar 61, D.S al Coda, return to Bar 22, sing to 2nd time to Coda at Bar 38 (sops – ‘of the wordl’) and then turn on and pick up at Bar 62 (Coda) for final chorus.
  • Phoenix will rise
  • We reviewed all previous sections learned – noting for each verse and chorus the details of changes of dynamics, the changes of rhythms and the style
  • Bar 65 – note no break for sops and tenors after ‘rise’
  • We sang through the entire piece.  We are asked to listen to the recording for accuracy of singing in verses in particular
  • Les Miserables  
  • We start in the booklet at p17 ‘Do you hear ’
  • On p19 at Bar 155, skip to p29 Bar 252 and sing to the end.
  • Start Bar 252 at p with a long crescendo through p29.

Sing final chords separated and ff with a rall before the final phrase – ‘tomorrow comes’

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