Hello Bytown Musicians,
Here is an updated music order for the concert, with minor changes and the addition of Felicia’s solo. Carrie Gallo has kindly agreed to be our emcee, leaving Felicia and I free to focus on the music!
Tip: It is very helpful to have music in order before the concert, to help with the flow of the concert. It is ideal to hole-punch and attach the music to prevent it flying off the stand in mid-piece, in a (black) half inch or one inch three ring binder.
The information about the concert, and help for our improvisation on Happy Birthday, is also copied below and is on our website at ottawanewhorizons.com under members – band notes – Bytown Beginners.
Order of concert:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIERRE (melody + improvised bass line, see below)
#14 ROLLING ALONG
#31 A MOZART MELODY
#53 AURA LEE OR LOVE ME TENDER
#55 WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
#186 SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT (flute and clarinet volunteer small ensemble)
# 131 KUM BAH YAH (7 brass, 2 sax ensemble)
#54 FRERES JACQUES
#57 ODE TO JOY
# 77 SAKURA, SAKURA
SONGS OF AFRICA
CELTIC AIR AND DANCE
VISIONS OF ARANJUEZ
CHANSON (clarinet solo by Felicia Persaud)
IN THE WAKE OF SPRING
THE HANGING TREE
25 OR 6 TO 4
We are playing at St. Vincent’s on 60 Cambridge St N, Ottawa, ON K1R 7A5.
The Concert: 6:30 – 7:30 in the main Atrium, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Set up from 5:15 (Percussion), You are welcome to bring family or friends to help move wheelchairs into the Atrium, visit residents, and enjoy the concert alongside new friends.
The parking entrance is to the south, off Primrose. Parking passes should be brought in with you, and it will be arranged for you to exit the gate for free.
We have decided to wear black on bottom and a spring-coloured top or scarf.
Please arrive no later than 5:40, so that we may warm up from 5:45 – 6:10. Percussion plan (Danielle), pick up at the church at 4:30 and deliver to St. Vincent’s by 5. Anyone who can help unload and set up percussion is welcome to meet at St. Vincents between 5 -5:25 to help with set up.
We have been asked to play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIERRE (Activities coordinator)(Shh – surprise):
Sue has sent us a version of Happy Birthday for the clarinet, tenor sax and trumpets. There should be a Bb for the key signature (all Bs are flat), but it is in French (si bemol, and the flat looks like a snowflake… I suspect because of difficulty in printing it out without a good music program) https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?ui=2&ik=284450569a&view=att&th=15b5fdebf7e00c35&attid=0.1&disp=safe&zw
The flutes, low brass and bass guitar start on F (and all Bs and Es are flat)
The alto saxes and bari sax start on D. ( and all Fs are sharp) http://www.music-for-music-teachers.com/support-files/happy-birthday-in-g.pd
The low brass and bass guitar can sing in their minds and play the notes they sing!
Happy Bb to F
Happy F – – to Bb
Happy Bb– dear Eb
Happy Bb F Bb
The alto and bari saxes can join the harmonic outline support by playing the same, in their key:
Happy G-– — to D
Happy D — to G
Happy G— to C —
Happy G— — D G
See you tomorrow!
Cathy and Felicia