MYS SO Rehearsal Notes - 9.18.18


Last rehearsal (9.15.18)

What we did:

  • Sectionals

  • Full Orchestra

  • Ponchielli read-through

  • Berlioz read-through

  • Tchaikovsky read-through

Notes:

We were able to get through all three pieces, and the read-throughs were signs of good things to come.

Metronome marks for your practicing:

Rossini (see my previous post here)

Ponchielli:

  • Beginning (moderato): quarter = 72

  • [#10]: still at quarter = 72

  • [#61] (moderato): quarter = 64ish. Music stays around the same tempo until the fast section.

  • [#223]: quarter = 160 (or half note = 80), until the end of the piece

Berlioz:

  • Beginning: dotted half = 80 (in 1)

  • Andante sostenuto: quarter = 52

  • Tempo I: dotted half = 80

Tchaikovsky:

  • Beginning (Andate un poco rubato): eight note = 132

  • m. 94 (Pochissimo piu mosso): dotted quarter = 58

  • m. 180 (Allegro moderato): quarter = 126

  • m. 255 (Andante): eight note = 132

  • m. 291 (Presto): dotted half = 86 (in one!)

  • m. 455 (Allegro moderato): dotted half = 58

  • m. 499 (Presto): dotted half = 86 (in one!)

  • m. 549 (Piu Presto): dotted half = 92!

  • m. 573: half = 92 to the end.

Next rehearsal (9.22.18)

1st half: sectionals (each brass section separately, all woodwinds together, all strings together)

2nd half:

  • Read-through of Jake Safirstein's piece "Orpheus and Euridice"

  • Work on Rossini, Ponchielli, Berlioz or Tchaikovsky (TBD)

Roster, practice recording and parts for Jake Safirstein's piece are available below:

Roster

Score

Parts

Recording

Happy practicing!!! I leave you with Disney's animation for Dance of the Hours from Fantasia:

Dr. G.


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