Sorry if you have already received the music in an email, but for those who did not, I will post it here and will leave this post for around 48 hours.
I forgot to mention that I put up a new song in “Repertoire” last night. An arrangement of “The Parting Glass”. See if you can print a copy for tonight!
Happy New Year!
I have just uploaded 4 pieces for our first rehearsal on Tuesday evening. Perhaps a few of you could print the odd spare copy for those without website access.
See you next week!
Here is a list of music that I would like to prepare for our Christmas performances. Quite a few of these have been sung by the choir before, so you may already have some copies. Please bring the following to rehearsal tomorrow:
I’d also like to include these pieces that we have sung this year:
MFTOY – SATB (My Favourite Time Of Year)
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Smiley – Theyre-Red-Hot-SATB
People Get Ready SATB
For those coming along to the Big Sing on Sunday, here is a recording of the piano accompaniment for Home and the Heartland. Hope it might help some of you to practice at home.
See you Sunday!
I’ve just uploaded one more piece for printing – please bring it to rehearsal tomorrow. You’ll find it in the ‘repertoire’ section of the website. If you have trouble accessing, email me direct.
To recap, the piece we are learning currently, for performance, are:
1. Home and the Heartland
2. People Get Ready
3. My Favourite Time Of Year
4. I Wish I Knew…
5. Sho sholoza
Here they are! Couple of iffy rhythms on my part, but the song is very repetitive, so hopefully if I stuff one up along the way, you will hear it correctly 100 other times.
Tenors, I have sung your part largely as the top line of the ‘baritone’ part of the piece. You’re sharing a line with the basses for most of the song. However you share the alto line in the Verses.
Altos, I have given the tenors the bottom alto line in the verses. However some altos will need to sing the lower harmony in the chorus, in the “Freedom” section.
FREEDOM FOV sheet music
I’ve just this minute received the sheet music from Paul Jarman for our arrangement of Choirbolical, and have attached it here. As you can see from the inscription at the top of the piece, this is pretty special. The arrangement looks difficult on paper, but after reading through and comparing with the original recording, Paul has stayed very faithful to the original song. So if you’ve listened to it, it shouldn’t seem too frightening.
I am going to record the parts and have them absolutely sent off to you by the end of tonight. Party time at my place. I would appreciate if you could become obsessed with listening to the rehearsal tracks once you have them. This is a very cool opportunity (and also a great song to sing into the future, even if you’re not joining us in Tassie).
Firstly – what a fantastic effort at rehearsal on Tuesday night!!!! I’m really happy with, and thankful for the effort you’ve put into learning your repertoire outside of rehearsals. Please don’t stop!! We’re on the home stretch now and will just need one last push before our upcoming concerts.
We are apparently receiving the George Michael “Freedom” arrangement this week (supposedly tomorrow). As soon as I get this, I will obviously forward it to you all, and I will set about recording some rehearsal tracks ASAP so that you can learn it as quickly as possible.
However – with this extra piece, it just means we will have to dedicate valuable rehearsal time to learn it. Could I ask that you:
I envision that for our last two rehearsals, I will have to spend essentially the entire next rehearsal on June 20th dedicated to learning “Freedom”. We will then use our final rehearsal on June 27th to sing through everything (hopefully twice). So you see, it would be great to have the other songs under your belt, ready to go.
HAPPIEST PRACTICING! IT IS ALL WORTH IT!
Great job on the weekend – with every pop up performance the songs sounded better and better. A really productive day of singing and laughing!!!
As a few more concerts and the Festival of Voices approach us, I thought I should just reiterate again what I would like you to focus on when you find some time to practice. The following pieces are in order of importance:
***** The festival has asked us to learn a George Michael Song to sing at the Bonfire opening ceremony in front of 5000 people. They originally wanted “Faith”, but have now changed it to “Freedom”. Paul Jarman has been commissioned to especially write out an arrangement to suit Choirbolical. This is HUGE! I am so excited. You should become very familiar with this song. Listen to it a number of times, get to know the rhythm of the lyrics, and sing along as often as you can so we know the song really well by the time we receive the arrangement.
Here’s a link to the youtube clip for your convenience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYAc7gB-0A