January 22, 2018
ACTION ITEMS FOR JANUARY 29th REHEARSAL. (Full instructions for each piece are further down in the blog.)
Spring Waters, by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), arr. Elena Sharkova
Use these part recordings and this professional recording to practice.
Be sure you know the translation of the Russian text. Use the translation on the inside front cover of your score to write it in your music. Keep in mind that the description of spring arriving after winter is not only literal, but can reflect the sweeping out of old elements of life that are no longer useful or are “dead” and the rebirth of new “life,” new habits, ways of thinking, ideas, etc.
If you were absent Monday, be sure you have the last page of the score – it was left off some of the octavos. The last page should be page 8, and if your octavo is missing it, there should have been a single-page copy of it in your binder. See Natalya at the beginning of rehearsal next week if you need it.
Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton, arr. Craig Hella Johnson & Richard Gabrillo
Use this recording for reference.
Bedu Pako, arr. Meghan Quinlan
Use this recording for your reference.
Alto 1 & 2
We Rise Again by Leon Dubinsky, arr. Lydia Adams