Parents: You should expect to hear your sons and daughters practicing the music carefully to clarify notes, rhythms, bowings and articulations.
Students: At the rehearsal next Saturday, we will start with the same sectional format we used today. To prepare for that, please work especially on the following pieces:
Adagio and Allegro
For the ensemble rehearsal, be sure to practice the pieces at the following tempos:
Rosamunde: Beginning at mm=72
Allegro at mm=112
Adagio and Allegro: Adagio at mm=60
Allegro at mm=108
Londonderry Air: mm=60
Harry Potter: Beginning at mm=96
Measure 27 at mm=88
Measure 34 at mm=100
Measure 47 at mm=100
Measure 79 at mm=132
Measure 142 at mm=72
Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Beginning at mm=80
Measure 18 at dotted half note=80
Cumberland Cross: Beginning at mm=60
Measure 25 at mm=112
Be sure to practice difficult sections slowly at first. Use a metronome if at all possible. Be sure to also include dynamics!
When you arrive early for rehearsal (by 8:45), be sure to warm up and tune up on your own.
Also, be sure to have your instrument, music, pencil, and a tuner (if you own one)
We look forward to seeing you next week!
Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Austell
We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.