Rehearsal Notes

Rehearsal Notes for Fall 2018

Rehearsal notes for 10/15/18:

Mozart:

  • Roll all Rs.
  • Have open vowels throughout.
  • m 8-9 (bottom pg 6): Alto, Tenor, Bass drive phrase through m 8 to ta in 1st beat of m 9.
  • m 22 and 23 (pg 9): Tenor make eighth note Al-le short.
  • m 26 and 27 (pg 10): Alto make eighth note Al-le short. Also want a bright tone.

Cooman:

II. Prologue:

  • m 9 (pg 1): No breath between 3rd and 4th beats.
  • m 12 (pg 2): Alto get your note from Tenors.

VII. God in All Things:

  • m 34 (pg 30): Don’t hold too long.

IX. The Middle of the Heart:

  • m 27 (pg 43): Watch for cutoff. Then don’t move. No rustle of pages.

XIV. Eternitie:

  • m 1 and 2 (pg 63): Soprano 1 use less vibrato.
  • m 1: No breath between Yeares & And.
  • m 2: Watch for Age cutoff. Put g on the rest.
  • m 18, 19: Bass need open vowels.
  • m 20, 21 (pg 63, 64): Alto and Tenor watch dynamics. Start mf in m 20, decresc to mp. Start mp in m 21, cresc to mf.
  • m 23 (pg 64): Lift at end of measure, WTC for downbeat of m 24.
  • m 28: Eb chord. Basses end m 27 on a D so Eb is a half step up.
  • m 35: Alto hard cutoff. Only hold “she” from m 34 into m 35 for a total of 6 beats.

Rehearsal notes for 10/8/18:

Martini:

  • starting m 12 (pg 1): Soprano has melody.
  • starting m 28 (pg 2) Alto has melody.
  • starting m 106 (pg 7): Soprano has subject.
  • starting m 109: Bass has subject.
  • starting m 110: Alto has false subject.
  • starting m 113: Also has subject.
  • m 120: Will not slow down. And no big break between Amen and Alleluia.
  • m 121: Watch Anne for each syllable.

Cooman:

III. Invocation: Three Petitions:

  • m 39-40 (pg 12): Unison.
  • m 54 (pg 13): Tenor and Bass need a very round O for God.

XI. All Shall Be Well:

  • (starts pg 51): Need to have a round sound. Sing the phrases.

XIII. The Path to Grace:

  • m 3-7 (pg 58): Starts unison.
  • m 32 (pg 61): Unison.

XVIII. In the Wake of Making:

  • m 17-20 (pg 72): All parts start on an A.

Rehearsal notes for 10/1/18:

Cooman:

II: Prologue:

  • m 10 (pg 1): Don’t hold over into m 11.
  • m 20,21,22 (pg 3): WTC (Watch the Conductor) for S cutoffs. No hissing.
  • m 38, 44 (pg 6): Don’t hold over into m 39 and m 45

III. Invocation: Three Petitions:

  • m 23 (pg 10): Don’t hold over into m 24.

V. The Blood from the Garland:

  • m 14 (pg 17): Get starting note from orchestra in m 13.
  • m 68 (pg 24): Same note as m 42 (pg 20).

XVIII. In the Wake of Making:

  • m 19 (pg 72): Tenor make sure we hear the sl of slow.
  • m 65 (pg 77): Note is longer than you think. Make sure to hold 4 beats.

Rehearsal notes for 9/24/18:

Cooman:

IX. The Middle of the Heart:

  • m 28-32 (pg 43): No rustle of pages.

XI. All Shall Be Well:

  • m 11-12 (pg 51): Notice dynamics. Start piano.

Mozart:

  • m 8-9 (1st two measures bottom of pg 6): Point of phrase is lae-TA-re.
  • m 12 (1st measure bottom of pg 7): Also emphasize COE-li.
  • m 57 (last measure top of pg 15): Flip the R. Notice it’s mf.
  • m 67-68 (1st measure top of pg 17): Bass dim.

Rehearsal notes for 9/17/18:

Cooman:

II. Prologue:

  • starting m 15 (pg 2): unison.
  • m 18 (pg 3): triplet starts on beat 4.
  • m 31 (pg 4): Soprano have same note on beats 1, 2, and 3.
  • m 32 (pg 5): Notice the accel.

III. Invocation: Three Petitions:

  • m 7 (pg 9): Starts unison.
  • m 12: Need to hear Tenor B-flat. Soprano, Alto, Bass listen for them.
  • m 15: Turn page here.
  • m 20 (pg 10): Starts unison. Listen for E-natural in m 18 for starting note.
  • m 41-42 (pg 12): Unison.

V. The Blood from the Garland:

  • starting m 14 (pg 17): Starts unison.

VI. Prayer:

  • m 19 (pg 27): Memorize to end. Turn page here.

VII. God in All Things:

  • m 32 (pg 30): Want a hard D on cutoff.

XIV. Eternitie:

  • m 25-27 (pg 64): Bass memorize.
  • starting m 28: This has a different feeling.

Mozart:

  • Number your measures.
  • Emphasis words coe-li, lae-ta-re, al-le-lu-ia
  • m 5 (last measure on pg 5): Alto lift after first eighth note and staccato on last 2 eighth notes. Soprano and Tenor turn early.
  • m 30-33 (bottom of pg 10 to top of pg 11): Memorize.

Rehearsal notes for 9/10/18:

Cooman:

VI. Prayer:

  • Tenor sing with Bass at least for now.
  • All, notice the dynamics, start at mp.
  • m 6 (pg 26): Emphasis good-ness.
  • m 15 (pg 27): Bass higher notes should be lighter and more round. Make sure you put “do” on the right note.

XIV. Eternitie:

  • m 5 (pg 63): Unison note on beat 4 1/2, “Where”.
  • m 11-12: Alto and Tenor eighth note on beat 4 is short.
  • m 26-27 (pg 64): Bass watch Anne for the rit.

XVIII. In the Wake of Making:

  • m 44-45 (pg 75): This is unison.
  • m 50: Make sure “the” is on beat 4.
  • m 51: Soprano, you are alone on the E, no orchestra part plays it.

Mozart:

  • m 41 (pg 12, 2 measures before D): This is Tutti for all parts.
  • m 46 (pg 13, 4 measures after D): This is Tutti for all parts.
  • m 88 (pg 21, top, 2nd measure): This is Tutti for all parts.
  • m 95 (pg 22, bottom): This is Tutti for all parts.
  • m 100 (pg 23, top, 3rd measure): This is Tutti for all parts.
  • m 101 (pg 23, bottom, 1st measure): Soprano and Tenor watch the syncopated rhythm.
  • m 132 (pg 28, bottom, last measure): All watch the syncopated rhythm.