January 6, 2016/Rehearsal #1
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January 9, 2016

 

Greetings, Intermediate Singers!

Thank you for a wonderful first rehearsal of Term 2 – I appreciated your focus and hard work, and your ability to sail through a lot of new material, as embark upon new music from Ireland, Wales, Newfoundland, and many parts of Latin America!

Trivia Question: What is the most popular sport in Ireland?

Action Items for this Week

Warm-ups:

Sing the major scale with solfege syllables, both ascending and descending- refer to the page in your binder to help you with the hand signs, and remember that low do is right next to your belly button!

Sing through our two new warm-ups, May We Follow You and Up High in the Sky. Please remember to do the motions; the movements help the body feel free and fluid, they keep the vowels tall, and they express the phrasing of the music!

Listen to the following  New Songs:

Wild Mountain Thyme – Remember to find out what a bower is, and to find some pictures of wild mountain thyme – it is so beautiful!

Seven Wonders – Think about all the funny words in this song, and continue imagining what they could possibly mean!

Hi Ho The Ratlin Bog! – This is a well known Irish tune, but please listen for the intricate harmonies in this arrangement!

Tres canciones de Los Elementos (Three Songs about the Elements) See translation below:

Listen to the wind, blowing through the night, Breathing Peace to All

The rain is falling, falling over the earth

Fire! See the red glow. See the orange flame.

For all these songs, please follow along in your music, and take note of places when the vocal lines split into 2 or 3 parts. I will provide recordings of the individual voice parts next week.

Musicianship A: Please complete pages 1-3 in Book 2. Those of you who are finished with Book 2 should continue using https://www.musictheory.net/ and your completed books for study and review throughout the semester. Everyone should also sing through our new canon, “Hava Nashira” (attached) and be prepared to write the solfege in next week.

Musicianship Honors: Please complete pages 1-3 in Book 3. Those of you who are finished with Book 3 should continue using https://www.musictheory.net/ and your completed books for study and review throughout the semester. Everyone should also sing through our new canon, come follow  and be prepared to write the solfege in next week.

Trivia Answer: Gaelic football is the most played team sport in Ireland. Soccer, hurling, golf, aerobics, cycling, swimming and billiards/snooker are the other sporting activities with the highest levels of playing participation in the Republic of Ireland.

Have a wonderful weekend, and see you next Thursday!

Katie

 

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