Rehearsal 10/24


Weekly Schedule:

Monday, October 24

7:30 Mendelssohn

8:15 Beethoven Mvmt 1

8:50 BREAK

9:00 Beethoven Mvmts 3, 2, & 4


Please note the following tempos for the Liszt


The beginning: 100= quarter

Letter B– 66-72 to the half noet

Letter C– back in first tempo

Quasi adagio- 60= quarter

Letter E– 96= quarter

Allegretto vivace– 126-132= quarter

Allegro marziale– 144= quarter

Letter K– slower and broader at trombone entrance

Next key change– 66= half note

Letter M- Piu mosso– 76= half note

Alla breve after Letter N– 80= half note

Piu presto- 88= half note

Presto after Letter P– 96= half note

Rehearsal Notes 10/24

*please write in bar #s if you haven’t done so already*


Mvt. I

Be careful not to drag on the main theme.  

Don’t overplay at bar 37.  Violins hang back.   

At bar 45, a full quarter note is needed at the end of the main motif.  

More viola, cello, clarinet, and bassoon at bar 57.

At bar 65, violins “crescendo down”.  

Tenuto at bar 87.  

At bar 240, add a little more “space” before each sforzando.  Listen to how all the parts fit together rhythmically.  

Don’t “hit-fade” at four-bars before Rehearsal I.  

At Rehearsal I, “heavier” and a little “held back,” then recover tempo at bar 287.  

Mvt. II

Overall, time must stay steady.

More “attitude” on the grace notes at the beginning.  

At bar 37, strings a little more tenuto on the eighth notes.

At bar 63, violins less “edge” to the sound on the F#.

At bar 73, more bassoon.

Add “forte” to the end of bar 103.

At bar 114, be “clawing” at every note.

At bar 151, more tenuto.

Move the “piano” in bar 153 to 154.  

Mvt. III

2nd violins and violas match A-flats at bar 31.  

Note:  Rehearsal B is at bar 127.  

Don’t drag at Rehearsal B.  



More viola at bar 33.  Make sure the triplet on beat 1 of bar 33 does not become an eighth followed by two 16ths.

At bar 39, bassoon and clarinet be careful not to drag.  

At bar 45, trumpets be a little more separated.  

More brass at bar 77.  Make sure the brass 16th notes fit rhythmically with the 16th notes in the strings.  

A little more separation on beat 3 and beat 4 quarter notes at bar 77.

Rehearsal Schedule for 10/17

No Liszt tonight – Please plan accordingly.

Weekly Schedule:

Monday, October 17

7:30 Beethoven Mvmts 1 & 2

8:40 BREAK

8:50 Beethoven Mvmts 3 & 4

9:30 Mendelssohn

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Rehearsal Notes 10/10/16


3rd movement:  ‘in 4’ at 10-bars-after Rehearsal ‘I’.


Quarter note=108

Please practice with metronome at home.


Mvt. I

Every sforzando should be preceded by a lift.

“Different sections should have different characters”.

Rehearsal ‘N’ should feel like chamber music–“match each other”.

“Rounder tone” and tenuto at bar 490.

Mvt. II

Conducted in ‘4’.

Violins, a bit softer at bar 69.

“Sting” the sforzandi starting at bar 115.

Mvt. III

“Macro” conducting pattern is ‘in 2’.

Take all repeats.

The pulse stays the same at the ‘Alla breve”.  (Dotted-half=whole note).

Mvt. IV

In ‘2’.

Take all repeats.

Bar 351 will be conducted in ‘4’.

‘Presto’ tempo will be quarter=116

2016-2017 Season

We start rehearsals on 10/9/16!

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Program #1 schedule
Mendelssohn  Hebrides Overture  Jevon Gegg-Mitchell, conductor
Liszt  Piano Concerto No. 1  Dan Glover, pianist
Beethoven  Symphony No. 3

Performance: Sunday, November 20th 7:30pm
Dress rehearsal: Tuesday, November 15th 7:00pm
Venue: Lincoln Glen Church – 2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose
Rehearsals: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14

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