Here is the plan for our rehearsal this Thursday. I would like you to make an effort to practice these portions of your pieces as indicated. Also, you should have been sent MP3 files of separate parts for Linda’s “Ring Out, Wild Bells!”
[Editor’s Note: the MP3 files will be on the website, not in your email. Click “Sing with Us” on the menu to see the list of available MP3 files. As soon as we ’em, we post ’em.]
You can find a number of the selections for our concert on YouTube, so I hope you will look these up. The Concordia Choir has a nice reading of the Alleluia from the Brazilian Psalm, as well as Sure On This Shining Night by Lauridsen…with the composer at the piano. Play around a bit, and have your music handy when you listen to some of these fine groups performing. You can really get a feel for what we are doing. You can find the Haydn, the Pergolesi, as well as the Buxtehude. Sopranos and Altos: You can find Seattle Girls’ Choir’s performance of Alice Parker’s “Invocation: Peace” – with yours truly conducting from the Bojnice Castle in Slovakia. This was in 2009 and gives you a very clear idea of the women’s tone I am looking for in PS (but with adult voices, of course!).
Now…here is Thursday’s order:
HAYDN: Kyrie, Gloria and Sanctus. I will conduct “Sanctus” in 2. Pronounce it SAHN-Ktoos
DOWDELL: Page 6, bar 39 to the recapitulation (double bar on page 9) NB: Please check your page numbers carefully and re-number them at the top corners in pencil – to make your references easier!
PERGOLESI: P 29 number V – Sicut Locutus Est and P 33 – VI Sicut Erat in Principio (the final chorus that sounds a lot like the opening chorus)
BERGER: Opening to the top of Page 10.
LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
BERKEY: P 14 [H] to the end, and we may double back!
RUTTER: Work on P. 6 to the end, and then run the whole thing.
SILVER: A Feast of Lights – work for interpretation. Mind the hand-written section indications.
See you Thursday!