Capital Crescendos Band Notes January 31 2019
Important Dates to Remember
February 7 at 11:00 AM – Brunch at Colonnade in the Fairlawn Mall on Carling Ave.
March 14 – No Band Rehearsal
April 11 – Tentative Community Concert date – location to be determined. Suggestions are welcome and should be forwarded to Sheila or Kathryn
April 14 – Spring Concert – Woodroffe United Church. Time to be determined.
If you did not receive either Sheila’s weather notices or Kathryn’s updates last week please notify Sheila to make sure your email is on both lists. Also on the attendance sheet you need to check off if you are willing to share your email.
On Thursdays check you email in the morning as there will be a notice sent out by 10:00 AM if that days rehearsal needs to be cancelled
Next Weeks Clinics:
Scout Hall – Percussion , Trumpet, French Horn, Base Guitar
Chapel – Low Brass
Sanctuary – Clarinet, Sax and Bassoons
Basement – Oboes and flute
Sheila will let you know if there are any changes next Thursday before clinics
Music Links – when listening to the links feel where the beats are and how the notes are articulated. It is important to put your instrument, music down and just listen to get the essence of the piece. Get an overall picture. – EX Bazaar – feel the splendour of a Middle Eastern open air market.
Here are the listening links:
- Hymn to Freedom. https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10759013
- Best of Queen. https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2476683
4. Salute to Louis Armstrong. https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2476687
Second Hour Rehersal
Warm – Up – B flat concert in whole, half, quarter notes. Worked a bit on chords, dynamics and cut offs. Off beats where next. Suggestion to help with the off beats. Either by walk and clap pattern – you decide which is on or off the beat, singing or articulating the off beats. Good luck.
Bazaar – essence of an open air Middle Eastern Market, sounds, smells, taste and feel in a spice filled area.
Percussion is featured in this piece, have the feeling of adventure.
Work at 100 to fine tune your articulation. Then gradually increase the tempo. Do not loose the detail of your articulation.
Bar 12 – decrescendo to prepare for bar 13
Bar 17 – come right off – nice and clean
Bar 50 – rhythm and notes are great – add clean articulations, accent , tenuto, marcato,
The Willow Tree – an Irish Choral piece inspired by traditional music with the link between humans and nature. The willow tree represents wistful sadness with joy.
Beginning – come in with a clean articulation but mp entry and do not drag eight notes.
When you have the melody – long lines and legato smooth playing.
Rhythms – sixteenths (1 e + a) and then to eight note. (1+)
Bar 34 – 35 – watch Sheila for rit. There will be no cut off
Bar 47 and 48 = Watch Sheila as there is a rall and you need to watch her baton for the correct count.
Best of Queen – this is Queen so sing out the articulation. Articulation again is key.
Slow it down in practice to fine tune the articulation and gradually increase tempo.
Bar 24-26 – We did a great job in dynamics so just remember what you did.
We are to practice in 4/4 for now. Eventually we will be doing this piece in cut time.