Greetings, Intermediate Singers,
Thank you for a great rehearsal this week! You made a lot of progress on the songs you will be singing on your own at Cantabile’s Festival for Young Voices, in just a few short weeks, and our massed pieces are also coming along nicely. As you memorize your music this week, please also recall the musical details practiced in rehearsal, including the musical phrasing, dynamics, and articulation. These details will make the song truly special, and fun to sing!
Many of you are also forgetting to bring your binders to rehearsal – please remember to bring them every week!!
Trivia Question: Irish music features a special style of singing which is a capella (no instruments), often in the Gaelic language, and highly ornamental. What is this style of singing called?
Action Items for Next Week:
Continue to listen to, memorize, and review:
What to practice:
Un Lorito de Verapaz
You sounded beautiful singing this song, particularly after we worked out some challenging sections. Remember, every note you sing is important, and every phrase must have shape, beauty, and intent!
“linda” = “pretty” “desmayo” = ”fainted” “dia se enamoro” = “fell in love” “muero de amor” = “die of love”
Tres canciones de los elementos
You sang this piece with passion and expression – Fuego! and La lluvia are sounding particularly lovely, especially after we discussed and implemented some key dynamics and articulations. Escuchar al viento requires more review this week.
Pueblito, mi pueblo
Lovely work on this song! Continue to use this source to review the pronunciation, translation, and to listen as you follow along in your scores.
El Pambiche Lento
Goza mi Calipso
Enjoy my calypso and come and dance.
The calypso in Venezuela is a popular song
That accompanies the parades throughout Carnival.
The calypso is from Guayana–a land rich in minerals.
We sing for everybody, we invite you to dance.
My calypso sounds like this
Here you have my calypso
Calypso, calypso dance
Musicianship A: Nice work playing rhythms with our rhythm dice, solving our mystery song in D major, writing your D major scales and the melodic dictation. This week, please complete pages 22-24 in Book 2. My apologies for posting the wrong pages last week – always check the schedule in your binders just in case!
Musicianship B: Great job with Rhythm Maestro, going over dotted notes, singing intervals in F major, writing your F major scales, and your melodic dictations. This week, please complete pages 22-24 in Book 3. My apologies for posting the wrong pages last week – always check the schedule in your binders just in case!
Trivia Answer: Sean-nos Singing Style
Have a great week!