Hope this note finds you warm(er) and well.
Fantastic job at Tuesday's rehearsal. It was a great way to celebrate Dennis' birthday! Thanks for your work on Irish Tune and your great read-thru of Legend and Lore. It was rewarding to read the Civil War era arrangement of Nearer My God. If any other ensembles would like to be considered for performance at Concert III, let Tiffany know.
Thanks to the board for hosting the bonding time at the end of last rehearsal. It was fun to see everyone mixing and enjoying delicious treats. I like hearing Irish heritage and music stories from members. Tuesday 7-9 continues to be the fastest two hours of the week.
Recommendation as time allows:
-download a quality recording of IRELAND: Legend & Lore
-practice Irish Washerwoman at 140+
The plan for this Tuesday's rehearsal:
6:30 set up!
7:00 group warm up & tune
7:05 IRELAND: Legend and Lore
7:30 Irish Tune
7:50 40 Shades of Green
8:05 Announcements and break (Nearer My God)
8:15 Kelvin's Time
8:50 Irish Washerwoman
9:00 Fine' and tear down
The upcoming schedule looks like:
Jan 20 regular rehearsal
Jan 27 First hour Irish rehearsal, 2nd hour MBDA music
Feb 3 First hour Irish rehearsal, 2nd hour MBDA music
Feb 10 First hour Irish rehearsal, 2nd hour MBDA music
SATURDAY, FEB 14, 8:00-10:00 AM MMEA/MBDA READING SESSION MPLS CONVENTION CENTER, dress all black
Feb 17 Irish rehearsal (and read future music)
Feb 24 Irish rehearsal (and read future music)
March 3 Irish rehearsal (and read future music)
March 10 Irish run through (and read future music)
March 17 CONCERT III, IRELAND: LEGEND & LORE
CONCERT ORDER WILL BE
Lord of the Dance
Nearer My God To Thee
1-2 other chamber music - pre concert if more
40 Shades of Green
IRELAND: Legend & Lore
NOTES on IRELAND: Legend & Lore (Irish Battle Music)
This will be a wonderful showcase for the CICB (Calhoun-Irish Community Band) and several of our fine soloists.
As always, exaggerate dynamics and articulations, bring out the grace notes.
2-10 add foot stomps on 2 & 4 as possible
36 I may ask the bass clarinets to play cues here
44 upper ww practice this slow
76-83 add foot stomps on 2 as possible
84 mm=80, hum in unison with tubas
94 if asked to sing, sing out!
119 I am considering double some of the tom parts by wind players - let me know if interested.
123 this 5/4 section will be directed in a modified 4, i.e. duple, duple, triple, triple - the 8th note remaining constant. quarter note=144
140 If you have a tin whistle in D, bring it! (if you own a bodhran drum, bring it!)
193 mm=80 and slowing to end
Have a great weekend, and let me know if you have any questions.