Ralph and the sailors sing a lovely Victorian ballad. It reminds me of the song that Dad and Mom sing together in “Meet Me in Saint Louis.” Jerry has edited it, so Ralph skips from measure 27 to measure 32, where the chorus begins the final phrase. Here is a pdf of the score as edited by Jerry. Notice there are buttons for making it bigger or smaller, or printing it on paper.
The men should never get louder than piano (or mezzo piano) and the last phrase is pianissimo. Everyone should drill on the last phrase; the low f is challenging for the basses, and with the fermatas, the four notes after “And” have the same length (2 beats). Same for “low” and “ly.” Of course, Trent may want to hold them longer or shorter; we’ll just have to see.
- First Tenors
- Second Tenors