Rehearsal Notes and Updates

The members website has been updated with notes for the previous rehearsals and listening links. Please update your roster info, if you haven’t already done that. We can use more strings for the next set, especially in the lower range, invite your friends to play with us. Thanks, Dawn

Rehearsal Notes 3/13

COPLAND

Movement 4:

“Major” ritardando at Rehearsal 90

Only accent what is accented

Big crescendo into Rehearsal 74

No caesura at Rehearsal 75

Don’t rush!

Violins, stay forte at Rehearsal 78

Lighter at Rehearsal 81

4 bars after Rehearsal 85, “big crescendo”

“In tempo” at 8 bars before Rehearsal 90

Need to “clear” for the downbeat at Rehearsal 75

Violins and violas, don’t be afraid of the downbeat at Rehearsal 79

 

Movement 3:

Warmer, less “edge”

Rehearsal 68 should be more tender

Trombones with mute at Rehearsal 68

 

Movement 1:

Warmer at Rehearsal 5

Lighter at Rehearsal 11

Huge creacendo to downbeat of Rehearsal 29

Horns, take charge at Rehearsal 34

Brass, don’t lag behind at Rehearsal 34

 

WEBER

Movement II:

Conducted in 6

Feel it in 2 at bar 29, but don’t rush (still conducted in 6)

Warmer at bar 39

Winds, “smoother” at bar 42

Subito PP at bar 58