Things to note if you missed the Sept 25 rehearsal:
- pp. 2-11, feel it in 12/8 time
- p. 5 the alti have the theme - bring it OUT. Jason suggests marking the motif in your part every time it appears.
- p. 6 alti are in the background, so sing it p.
- we also rehearsed pp. 13 and 27-28
- pp. 35-41, mark and observe the rest on p. 40, second last bar!
- pp. 42-46, sing legato, like a string quartet
- p. 44, lighten up on the 'r's, just 'flip'; them
Things to note if you missed the Oct 2 rehearsal:
- p. 2, light, like a dance
- we also rehearsed pp. 2-8 and 27-28
- we rehearsed pp. 28-46
- p. 40, mark and observe the rest in the second last bar!
- overall, remember to drop the 'r's
- There are good clips of the sections we have worked on at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkPWiFBChQw (3rd movement), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBPuQ0k3J-I (4th movement) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9UX5GQLMhE (5th movement)
Lauridsen trivia for the week: Morten Lauridsen used to work as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt. St. Helens. He then went to study composition at the University of Southern California, and later joined the faculty there, where he has been teaching since 1967 (the year I was born!) He spends his summers on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. The silence of nature provides inspiration for his masterworks.