WE’RE 0 FOR 2 ON PHONES GOING OFF DURING REHEARSAL. Please fix this, folks.
People who need to look up way more and hold music higher:
Ayden C. (and don’t look around, look at the conductor)
Joshua Clark (need a binder)
Joshua Lockett (organize your binder)
Noah W. (you don’t look up ever)
Some people are saying “jay” and not “jeh” for the word Jerusalem
M. 35, be sure you have changed that “it” to “at” NEW SYLLABLE!!!
Keep one ear on the organ part,
NO PAGE TURN FOR THE FINAL CADENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was almost all tenors who turned the page!
Sopranos, he is very clear with the cut off m. 6, give us a “mih” cut off.
Sopranos, m. 47-48, slender “EH” vowel
“SS” cut off was not together, m. 56 - remember, only chorale should be doing SS, everyone else says “ha-be-a”
Last chord could use more alto note and less soprano.
Tenors, you must have a GOOD vowel. Don’t just make random sounds. SHAPE the note and listen.
Sopranos, pushing sharp at m. 4. Keep the vowel tall.
Altos, don’t push sharp at m. 9 and 11
M. 50 - breath after the first exaudi, before the pp dynamic
M. 61 - only varsity choirs do the “T” release. Everyone else say ve-ni-eh
M. 63 - don’t push, sopranos are very strident
I LOVE the m. 71 “Christe” - it’s stunning here! Many of you are very with it here, with your bodies and spirits! Bravo!
Page 11 to 12, page turn was too aggressive
M. 88 - please watch for the SS release, and don’t make the SS too loud.
Sopranos - no vibrato, m. 76 to the end
M. 83, TB be sure to decresc with all parts, you over sang a bit.
Phrase shaping and syllables are starting to take off now - don’t lose that momentum and please mark your scores and REMEMBER!
Tenors, breathe the AH vowel before you sing to prep the note and vowel.
M. 69 - basses, watch the intonation of the A, the “es” it too spread
M. 83, this “luceat” is different from the movement 1 “luceat” - check your rhythm
M. 59 - eighth rest breath. M. 61 - quarter rest breath. Writing down for those who missed rehearsal. Mark your scores.
Rule of the slurred note: the second note needs to be softer. (example: m. 39)
The half note needs energy at the end of the note.
Page 44-45 - sopranos, watch your intonation (was a little under today). Just sing, don’t be afraid.
M. 74-75. Don’t move a muscle. Don’t ruin the illusion and the magic of that giant pause Faure places there.
M. 41 - 50, sopranos, your rhythm is different from everyone else. Don’t be afraid to bring it out.
Weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth!!! DIES IRAE
Eyes up - m. 77 to 84, he changes tempo and slows down
CHORDS AT M. 132!!!! WHAT WERE YOUR PARTS??!?!?!
Tenors are still unsure of text and rhythm at m. 10 and m. 18.
Most cut offs are pretty sloppy. The majority of them are on the and of beat 2.
This is much better than yesterday, but still has a long way to go!
However, give yourself lots of credit. Your musicianship is showing - yay!!!
Don’t move, while Mrs. Keyes plays the whole last few measures!!
Releases - pay attention, and if you didn’t mark them clearly where they go, then don’t do an “ss”.
M. 27 - “sunt” dotted eighth, then sixteenth note. “Sun-tch”
M. 29-30 - terra is still under pitch. I think it is because you are running out of air, so someone breathe earlier to have enough air for the end of the phrase.
Onward to Friday! :-)