Dear Ensemble singers,
We continued to work through festival repertoire in rehearsal on Wednesday. I have attached the document I gave you that outlines everything we are singing at the Festival, and when it needs to be memorized. As we discussed this week, keep up the at-home work! You know what it takes, now go forth and memorize!
Action Items for Next Week:
Rehearsal Notes and Things to Practice:
Goza mi Calipso
We checked memory this week. Please continue to solidify memory if it is not quite there.
Things to practice:
El Pambiche Lento
We checked memory this week. It was quite good, but the text needs work. Please keep working on this at home if your words are not memorized.
Here is a great recording you can use for your practice
Pueblito, mi Pueblo
We worked on the “Ah” section on solfege. Please solidify this for next week
Please review your part from m.12 to 23 for next week. Altos, pay special attention to the chromatics in this section–they can be tricky!
Here is a recording you can use for your practice.
Here is a recording of the text.
General Musicianship Notes:
Please be sure you are going back and making all corrections Gwen asks you to make!
We sang triads starting on every note and continued working on our sight singing. Be prepared to keep sight singing in smaller and smaller groups.
For next week: Complete pages 25-27 of Book IV.
We sang some exercises with modulations and worked on a difficult canon in g# minor.
For next week: Complete pages 25-27 of Book V.
See you all on Wednesday!