Rehearsal plan for this Tuesday:
6:30 set up, individual warm up
7:05 Ballet du Plaisr
8:30 French Ballet
8:55 Sabre Dance
9:00 tear down
@ THE BALLET EDITS (in concert order)
Ballet du Plaisir
Beginning to B – trombones=bells up
Beginning to A – ww add accent to beginning of each run
A – clarinets & alto I play straight repeated 16ths (or 8ths)
As per usual have fun exaggerating the dynamics and articulations
All – add an accent to last note (button)
Looking for a piano player on this one
Listen to recording and emulate style
Themes from French Ballet
Lots of transitions for us to work on
VERY crisp, showcase for ww
@ 137 mm = 200 – conducted in 1
THE FIREBIRD (played as one)
The Firebird arr by Bocook
We will be playing the first part of this arrangement which features the Princesses Round. This arrangement has not come in yet – we hope to read it this coming Tuesday.
Infernal Dance and finale arr Balent
Mm=168, but practice it slower.
Work for the greatest variety in your dynamic and articulate personal performance.
Bassoon split part ad lib.
25 cresc to 27
Add ratchet roll meas 36 & 38.
62 play with confidence – it’s supposed to sound this way!
Change measure 74 count 3 to 2 16ths & an 8th note.
Add timpani (on A) bass drum and tam tam roll into 75 with crescendo.
75 exagerate accents
75 in ‘1’
91 in ‘2’
103 in ‘1’, start soft and cresc and accell. to end.
115 hold this note out as a fermata, very big. On release timp (on A) bass drum and tam tam roll into 116 (as at meas 75)
116 fine’ for this arrangement
Firebird Suite arr by Longfield
Follow all arranger’s performance comments on this well done piece.
1 mm=60, very soft, it’s a lullaby.
47 et al keep all trills/tremelos slow
77 dotted lines indicate sub division on 7/4 – when there are two 2’s in a row, I will conduct as 4/4. Pace yourself to the end
93 brass, each note will be conducted.
97 grand pause after
98 start very soft, double triangle roll
Sabre Dance = encore
Mm=172+, line up linear lines throughout
Add xylo to oboe part (I will bring this week)
D to F play twice
-1st time = soft (one per part ad lib), solo saxophone, clarinets out
-2nd time = as written, tutti
36 & 37 = add forte piano
40 = add crescendo
41 = play this measure twice
G trumpets with mutes, play out
50 & 51 add woodblock on bass drum part