Week of September 25, 2017

Practice instructions

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 – work out solfege for entire piece.

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.

                Thanksgiving Song -

                Mattaponi Song of Gratitude – memorize

                Song of Thanksgiving – 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.


Treble and Concert:

Heaven – memorize

How can I keep from singing – Solfege for the entire piece.  Kamirra, Molly and Nora should learn part two on pp. 6&7.  When there are small notes, please learn those.

                Lady of Liberty – memorize

                Hope for Resolution – begin memorizing text for mm. 10-29


Pro Arte/Cavalieri

Section changes:  Sharita will be permanently in the soprano section.  Matilda will be permanently in the alto/voice 2 section.  Please learn new parts by Monday.


Service Music for October 29 – review – sopranos learn descants in solfege.

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

Hope for Resolution – learn parts in solfege for section C.

Finish memorizing God of Still Waiting.

Cavalieri should complete learning parts on Aus tiefer Not chorale (also for October 29).  Practice pronunciation with the guide that was given to you two rehearsals ago.