Treble Choir Practice instructions
Part 1 - Caleb, Star, Lydia, Chris, Zari
Part 2 - Evan, Othniel, Jailyn, Aden
O Music - Sing through entire melody on your own.
Traveller's Tale - Sing through the song and remember - sing to something in your hands that is soft and cuddly! Practice speaking and singing all of the words so that they come out easier. Begin to work on memorizing this piece.
Good Night - Continue practicing measures 29-36 for YOUR PART. Sing through the song in your head voice, and work on sounding like angels.
Do - Re - Mi - Practice middle sections (Sol - Do - La - Fa) in your part, and maintaining your "head voice", make sure you don't sing it with your chest voice throughout the whole song. Sing through the new two part section in your parts (D-MM, M-SS).
America the Beautiful - Speak through the text and practice the entire song on the melody.
Concert Choir Practice Instructions
Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (We will sing all five of these pieces on our October 28th concert):
To the Ploughboy (p. 2) – This piece is in G Major so G is ‘Do.’ You will sing the “all voices” part throughout this piece. You do not sing the descant part. Practice all of the stanzas to become familiar with how the text fits with the melody. It can be helpful to speak the text in rhythm. Memorize.
An Acre of Land (p. 55) – This piece is in F Major so F is ‘Do.’ Like above, Practice all of the stanzas to become familiar with how the text fits with the melody. It can be helpful to speak the text in rhythm. Memorize.
John Barleycorn (p. 41) - B-flat is ‘Do.’ Learn full chorus part at section B. Find where this part reoccurs during this piece. Memorize.
A Sprig of Thyme (p. 31) and The Green Meadow (p. 38) – Review singing the melody of each of these on the solfege syllables we worked on during rehearsal. Practice singing the texts slowly. Carefully study how each stanza fits with the rhythm.
Memorize. Voice 1: Marquita, Wills and Keziah. Voice 2: Maria, Chadwick and Cornelia. Carefully study m. 54 to the end.
Sing You Now:
Memorize. Part 1: Marquita, Wills and Keziah. Part 2: Maria, Chadwick and Cornelia.
Hine Ma Tov: Work out solfege syllables through the end of the piece. We are in F Major, so F is ‘Do.’
Part 1: Marquita, Wills and Keziah. Part 2: Maria, Chadwick and Cornelia.
Regarding the key signatures and how the solfege syllables relate, it can be helpful to sing the scale that matches the key signature on the syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) before working on the piece. Refer to the scale sheet I handed out. Remember, music making is a process and learning music takes time. These instructions are a guide. Do the best you can! The more regularly you practice, the more rewarding our rehearsals and performances will be.
Pro Arte Practice Instructions
Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (All five of these will be performed on October 28th.):
To the Ploughboy (p. 2) and An Acre of Land (p. 55) – Memorize, paying close attention to text and associated rhythms. In “An Acre of Land,” check notes in the 5th measure of rehearsal
John Barleycorn (p. 41) – relearn. B-flat is ‘Do’
A Sprig of Thyme (p. 31) – Keep learning notes on solfege. Learn how the text of each stanza relates to the rhythm. Dominique, Matilde and Molly, please learn the descant.
The Green Meadow (p. 38) – Keep learning notes on solfege. Learn how the text of each stanza relates to the rhythm.
Review Sanctus and Benedictus
Learn Kyrie – A-flat is ‘Do.’ Be sure to learn your assigned part at the end. Lily and Molly learn the middle note of the final two chords.
Learn the Agnus Dei – G is ‘Do.’ Lauren, Siara, Katherine, Kamirra – soprano 2; Molly, Lillian Matilde and Dominique – soprano 1. When there is divisi; Molly, Lillian and Kamirra sing the middle notes. This is the same assignment of parts as the Kyrie.
Memorize. Molly and Lily sing the Soprano II notes at the bottom of p. 2
I Believe in the Sun:
Memorize. Be certain to correctly learn pitches on solfege from mm. 43 to the end.
Review you part through m. 12. Learn your part through m. 19.
S I: Dominique and Matilde
S II: Molly and Lily
AI: Kamirra and Lauren
AII: Siara and Katherine