What we accomplished in the rehearsal on—
Tuesday, April 17, 2018—
Reviewed and ran:
Movements 1, 2, 3 and 5
Holst—focusing on the descending alleluias, the TTBB and SSAA sections, and the large section leading to the last page
Duruflé—“Ubi Caritas” in detail
Gounod—“Sanctus”—small timing detail at the end of the first choral section
Tuesday, April 10, 2018—
Reviewed and ran:
Fauré—movements 7 (“in Paradisum”) and 5 (“Agnus dei”)
Gounod “Sanctus”—running it with the soloist
Fine-tuned Holst—and ran the final sections
Reviewed and ran “Cantique de Jean Racine”
Tuesday, April 3, 2018—
Worked details on:
“Agnus dei”—focusing on the chromatic lines (half-tone scales)
“Offertory”—all choral sections for tone and intonation
“Sanctus”—all—for tone and intonation
Holst—2nd half for accuracy—especially going into final page—then we reviewed the “alleluia” section for light tone and accuracy—and ran it
Reviewed for intonation, phrasing, diction and expression:
“Ubi Caritas” (experimenting with double choir)
“Crossing the Bar”
Tuesday, March 27, 2018—
Worked details on:
Holst—final sections for all phrasing and breaths and then, after reviewing the key changes—ran it.
Elgar—all tricky transitions—pages 5 – 6 and pages 11 – end
“Introit” and “Kyrie”
Gounod—“Sanctus”—all—but especially the 2nd full choral section
Tuesday, March 20, 2018—Rehearsal was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018—
“Cantique”—reviewed the full piece with French.
We reviewed together how to nail the key changes on the last measure, bottom of page 5, and the first measure - and how to get back into the original key on the bass entrance - "Burn.".
We briefly split into sectionals (TB with Ted, SA with me) and learn from bottom of 5 to the end—and, put that together.
In the Requiem, we worked in sectionals first—and then put together:
Movement 7—“In Paradisum”
Sopranos (who have extended sections) with Nancy
Basses, Tenors and Altos with me
Basses, Tenors and Altos with me—pages 13 – bottom of 15—basses with tenors on this
Sopranos—still with Nancy—reviewing all soprano sections in this movement
Very briefly reviewed Gounod—second full choral section
Reviewed “Ubi Caritas” in detail
Worked together on the choral sections in “Libera me”
Closed with “Crossing the bar”—it will need some detail review
Tuesday, March 6, 2018—Rehearsal was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018—
Worked “Cantique” together from pickup to measure 40 – end. Some French—but mostly notes.
Split for sectionals on Requiem, movement 3—tenors and altos with me—basses with Ted—sopranos with Nancy.
Came together to run Requiem, movement 3—and to also run the SSAA into the TTBB section of the Holst before stopping—paying attention to the key change.
We also briefly touched on Requiem, movement 2—page 28 – end.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018—
Holst—pages 4 – 7, both together and in sectionals. Starting on measure 9, the basses sang 2nd tenor through bottom of page 5
“Cantique”—the first full section—without the French
Fauré Requiem—movement 2, pages 13 – 16 and 20 – end—both in sectionals and together
Elgar—we read through the full score—and clarified some rhythms and dynamic changes
Tuesday, February 13, 2018—
Did sectionals on these pieces:
Movement 1, (“Introit” and “Kyrie”)
Movement 2, (“Offertory”) - a small bit with altos and tenors
Then we put “Ubi Caritas” and Fauré movement 1 together—with attention to detail
Together—we worked on:
Gounod—“Sanctus”—the final full choral section, making sure all were aware of part assignments
Parry—“Crossing the Bar”
A sheet was available for people to sign up and express interest in the solos. I will listen to people at the end of the 4th rehearsal.