Week of October 2, 2017

Remember that every folder should have a practice instruction sheet.  There are many ways to practice your music, even if you do not play the piano or have someone in your household that does.  If you do not have this instruction sheet, ask for one at the next rehearsal.



For the Beauty of the Earth – continue practicing with solfege, then text.  Memorize

Song of Thanksgiving – Work out solfege to end - Kamirra, Molly and Nora should learn upper notes at the end all others stay on the lower notes.

 Mattaponi Song of Gratitude – memorize

Thanksgiving Song (Purifoy)– write in solfege for part one.  Look for where the melody switches lines:m. 14, m. 18, at m. 30 learn top notes, m. 53 melody on bottom, m. 55 melody moves to top, m. 65 learn top notes, m. 73 move to bottom, m. 76 top notes to end.

Concert and Treble:

Heaven – memorize

How can I keep from singing – Keep practicing on solfege, then text.   Kamirra, Molly and Nora should learn part two on pp. 6&7.  When there are small notes, please learn those.

Lady of Liberty – mm. 5-18, mm. 47-end (bottom part), mm. 70 – end (stems down notes on top part.)

Hope for Resolution – memorize mm. 10-29

Pro Arte/Cavalieri

Service Music for October 29 – review – sopranos continue practicing descants.  Everyone will practice this together on Monday.

Five Choral Motets (also for October 29)– please have Out of the Depths (particularly, the end) and Grant Peace completely memorized – know exact rhythmic durations, particularly at end of phrases.  Memorize breath markings.

Finish memorizing God of Still Waiting.

Cavalieri should complete learning parts on Aus tiefer Not chorale (also for October 29).  Practice German pronunciation.  Memorize. 

Hope for Resolution – keep working on your part on Thula Sizwe from rehearsal C to the end.