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  • The parts for the Faure and the opera, Werther, are available for download.
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  • Note that Monday, April 17 will be an opera rehearsal.
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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

Rehearsal Notes 1/30

Remember Rehearsal is at West Valley College at 7:00p

MOZART

‘Pianos’ can be much softer

Cut back on volume even more when the soloist is playing

Let the descending 16th notes make a natural diminuendo at bar 23

Make a full lift before bar 160

 

SYMPHONY

Mvt 3:

Don’t rush at Rehearsal N.

Make the ends of phrases prettier.  

1st Violins, don’t rush the 16th notes at bar 73

6 bars before Rehearsal H, those with 8th notes can be lighter

Bassoons and clarinets, we need a true ‘FF’ at bar 143

‘Molto pesante’ at Rehearsal O

 

Mvt 4:

Brass, don’t overplay at Rehearsal C

Subito piano at bar 504

Chords need to be crisp at bar 504

Not too abrasive at bar 526

More “powerful” on the downbeat at bar 538

At bar 472, a forte is fine–don’t need to push a ‘FF’

At Rehearsal R, longer phrases are needed

Don’t drag at Rehearsal D

Needs to be a “dialogue” at Rehearsal E

 

Mvt 1:

Ensemble needs to be better at Rehearsal A

More melody needed at Rehearsal L

Keep the tempo steady at bar 515

The crescendo 4 bars from the end only goes up to ‘PP’

Don’t lose energy 5 bars after Rehearsal Z

‘Molto piu tranquillo’ can still be more tranquil

More 2nd violins and violas at bar 392

Brass can be “warmer” at Rehearsal U

At bar 301, more bassoon, trombones, and horns needed

Must be together on the downbeat of bar 38