4/22 addition: Pronunciation guide https://www.ipasource.com/media/ipasource/cms/extra/diction/French%20Charts.pdf
Carmen is the priority! We have limited time to bring it to performance level. Please be sure to practice it every day.
I am including recordings. Please do not try to work up to tempo right away, Rather, try to increase your tempo bit by bit each day. Enjoy the process!
Carmen, No. 3 – please review pitches and French pronunciation. As always, it is helpful to drill each phrase several times in a row. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbp1jZF-D6g
Carmen, No. 26 – We sing the parts marked E (Enfants)/Children. Please be certain to have worked out all of the solfege syllables (A Major). Please note; rehearsal 31 and 32 are identical to rehearsal 51 through the beginning of 52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYjs6waSGdY
Remember, a portion of the middle of this movement is going to be cut. Your part picks up again at 2:13 into the recording.
Carmen overview here: https://www.metopera.org/discover/synopses/carmen/
Concert and Treble:
Music for the May 7th concert:
O Music Treble and Concert Choirs Lowell Mason
Jubilate! Concert Choir Michael Bedford
Good Night Treble Choir Dimitri Kabelevsky
Arr. Doreen Rao
Hine Ma Tov Concert Choir Allen E. Naplan
No Laugh Race Treble and Concert Choirs
“O beautiful for spacious skies”
“All things bright and beautiful” - still need to distribute
Two Singing Songs (from Singing by numbers) Bob Chilcott
1. Sing you now (from Two Singing Songs)
2. The singing of birds – studying this piece should be a priority
Treble and Concert Choirs
The Green Meadow (from Folk Songs of the Four Seasons) Ralph Vaughan Williams
This is what we are planning to sing for our May 5th concert (Please continue reviewing):
Da Pacem Jeff Enns
I Believe in the Sun Thomas Juneau
Simple Gifts Aaron Copland
Transcribed for Chorus by Irving Fine
At the River Aaron Copland
Choral arrangement by R. Wilding White
Shenandoah Arranged by Mary Goetze
Wade in the Jordan River arr. Clifton J. Noble, Jr.
Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (Excerpts) Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark in the Morning
The Sprig of Thyme
The Sheep Shearing
The Green Meadow
We might also sing O. Music.In addition to these, there will be two sing-along hymns.