Rehearsal Notes

Rehearsal Notes for Fall 2019

Rehearsal notes for 10/7/2019:

Haydn Dona nobis pacem:

  • mm 43 – 57: Emphasize “PA-cem”
  • m 68: Tenor don’t start top volume and cresc through half note.
  • m 69: Bass and Alto same thing.
  • m 71: Soprano same thing.

Haydn Gloria:

  • m 97 and 104: Don’t punch last note of the phrase. Emphasize “PA-tris”.

Gjeilo The Bridge:

  • starting m 57 – 74: Probably stagger breathing on all the words.

Rehearsal notes for 9/30/2019:

Haydn Et resurrexit:

  • mm 151 – 157: Follow all the changes in dynamics.
  • mm 156 – 158: Hard K on “cu-jus”.
  • m 158 – 163: Don’t breathe before “fi”. Underline “fi” since “fi-nus” is the most important word in the phrase.
  • m 161: Breath between 2nd and 3rd beats.
  • m 231: Breath at end of measure.

Haydn Sanctus:

  • mm 41 and 45: Legato.
  • m 50: Breath between beats 1 and 2. Then Separate beats 2 and 3.

Gjeilo Epilogue:

  • m 1: Pronounce the “d” of “Cloaked” separate from “all”
  • mm 17 – 20: Pull through phrase.
  • m 20 and 24: Break at end of measure.
  • m 25 – 32: No breaks.

Rehearsal notes for 9/23/2019:

Haydn Quoniam tu solus:

  • starting m 192: Pronounce “in” with long e.

Gjeilo The Bridge:

  • starting m 69: Pronounce “Bade” with no long a.

Gjeilo Paradise:

  • starting m 24: S2, A2, T2, but also later for other parts. Eighth notes “the throne of”, “where sor-row is un-known”, “for-give-ness” should be legato.

Gjeilo Epilogue:

  • m 28: Soprano, Alto, Tenor no breath between “spared” and “And”
  • m 30: Turn page quietly here.
  • m 40: Alto look up for Anne cues.
  • m 43: Notice rit here. WTC (watch the conductor).
  • m 47 to end: Take breaths and sneak back in at lower volume. There will be a decresc throughout.

Rehearsal notes for 9/16/2019:

Haydn Credo:

  • No breath in the middle of a word.
  • m 51: Soprano don’t say the word “Genitum”.
  • mm 51 – 52: All don’t push at the half tone, keep it high.

Haydn Et incarnatus est:

  • Starts at m 84.
  • m 102: Dynamic should be mf.
  • m 114 and 116: Breath between beats 2 and 3.

Haydn Et resurrexit:

  • Starts at m 138.
  • m 213: Soprano you have a half-note D at beginning of measure which matches the solo quarter note D. Tenor hold the “et” for the entire measure.
  • m 231: Breath at end of measure.

Gjeilo Prologue:

  • No breath between mm 4 and 5.
  • m 14: Bass no “r” and carry through to m 15.
  • m 33: Tenor dynamic is p.
  • starting m 33: Bass sing “Ooo” instead of “Mmm”.
  • m 44: Notice start of rit through end. WTC (watch the conductor.)

Gjeilo The Bridge:

  • starting at m 145: Want long e for “the” when it’s “the All-Wise”. Use short e the rest of the time.

Adams Harmonium, #2:

  • Starts on pg 41.
  • Conducting in 8th note. Notice the many time and key changes.
  • Starting m 6: Unison.
  • m 49: Soprano your starting note is the same as Tenor 1.

Rehearsal notes for 9/9/2019:

Haydn Gloria:

  • mm 10 and 12: breaths at end of measure.
  • m 41: Soprano no k sound for “ca”.
  • m 74: Breath at end of measure.
  • mm 74 – 76: Draw an arrow to CHRIS-te, which is point of phrase.
  • m 103: Soprano, Tenor, Bass first note is short and break between beats 1 and 2.

Haydn Qui tollis:

  • First measure is m 106. Choir starts at m 123.
  • mm 163 – 166: Draw an arrow to NO-bis, which is point of phrase.

Haydn Quoniam tu solus:

  • First measure is m 171.
  • mm 179 – 181: Make sure you emphasize the last eighth note of the measure on “Tu”.

Adams Harmonium:

  • Percent sign (%) means repeat previous measure.
  • Measure numbers are marked every 5 measures.
  • Look for the “Unity cue”, which is an upside-down triangle. Director will make a gesture so we know where we are.
  • m 43: Mark with bracket. This is where Alto 1 and 3 start alternating D and E.
  • starting m 129: Note arrow that marks every instance syllable changes from “ne” to “ver”.
  • starting m 141: New word “I”.