YO Rehearsal 3/21/16

Great rehearsal on Monday, everyone. Let's prepare well and get a lot done again this week as it will be our last rehearsal before Spring Break.

As I mentioned in rehearsal, a lot of you need to spend time listening to these pieces this week. Taking the time to do this will greatly improve your practice as you will better hear how your part fits in with the whole. Please put in the time to listen, review and practice this week as the concert will be here before we know it! I have included links at the bottom of this newsletter. 

Monday's rehearsal is as follows:

6:00 - warm up

6:10 - tune

6:15 - Holst

  • testing ms. 91-94 and 167-end
  • rehearse middle section and ending
  • possibly run the entire piece

7:00 - Copland

  • Strings, prepare ms. 70-end for pitch accuracy/intonation
  • Run ms. 65-end full orchestra

7:15 - Strauss

  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE clean up all intonation issues
  • we will run the entire piece, as mapping is still a challenge

7:30 - break

7:45 - Mussorgsky

  • Great Gate of Kiev -
    • woodwinds and brass: prepare intonation for the chorale passages at half note=70
    • strings: prepare the duple sixteenths from reh. 4-6 at half note=70
  • Review both Promenade and The Gnome, if time

8:00 - Grieg Mvt. 4

8:15 - Grieg Mvt. 1 

8:30 - Grieg Mvt. 2

8:45 - Grieg Mvt. 3

  • violin 1; 1st 6 players only
  • violin 2; 1st 6 players only
  • viola; 1st 4 players only 
  • cello; 1st 3 players only
  • bass; 1st 2 players only

9:00 - dismissed

Mussorgsky "Pictures At An Exhibition":
Promenade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5r8sa863Ts
The Gnome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGnKvxbkOH0
The Great Gate of Kiev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8gs4TozJbQ

Strauss "On The Blue Danube" :

Copland "John Henry":

Grieg "Peer Gynt Suite":

Holst "Mars":

Have a great week listening, reviewing and practicing and I will see you Monday!



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