Week 5 update for October 25, 2018

Greetings Capital Crescendos,
Theme of the Week: Take our playing to the next level by focussing on articulations.  When practising be sure to pay attention to the various articulation marks:    > which is an accent (strong attack to the start of the note), a dot over the note indicates stocatto (short and detached), ^ indicates marcato (accent plus stocatto) and a line over the note indicates tenuto (notes are held for the fullest length).
Thank you to Maury (clarinet) for providing this week’s cookies.

We are still looking for a venue for our end of session community concert. Since our rehearsals run well into December this year, we may consider having our community concert in lieu of our rehearsal on Thursday December 13 or possibly Monday December 17 in the afternoon. If you know of a seniors residence that might like to host a performance by the Capital Crescendoes, let Sheila or Leslie know.  

This Week’s Rehearsal:
We started our rehearsal with sectionals then moved to full rehearsal. We began with page 43 of Tradition of Excellence, line 2, the E♭ Major Chorale: Crusader’s Hymn, then played the E♭ Major concert scale as a two part round. We then worked on Dona Nobis Pacem, which is also a round.  When playing dotted half notes, make sure to play them softly to allow those with the melody to be heard.  Next we worked on bars 55 to 85 of LaLaLand.  Keep your eyes on the conductor as the tempo changes frequently.  We then worked on Autunm Rains.  For this piece, start by listening to the link below to become familiar with the music, then follow your music while listening to the link and finally practise the music.  Lastly we worked on Flourish.  Take note of the accents in bars 2, 4, 6 and 7.   Try playing these bars staccato to get a clean crisp sound, then add in the accents.

Next Rehearsal
Be sure to bring Broadway Favorites to our next rehearsal.  We will be looking at Phantom of the Opera and Cabaret. For those who have not yet purchased this book, it is available through St John’s Music on Merivale. Contact them beforehand to be sure they have it in stock; otherwise they can order it in.  Remember to ask for the ONHB discount.  If you have trouble purchasing this book, please let Sheila and Leslie know in advance of next week’s rehearsal.
Work on playing the E♭ concert scale – without looking at the music.  If you are still learning it, try adding a note a day.  Start with two notes and every day add another until you are very comfortable playing the scale.
Next week we will be working on Jazzoo, Magnificent Seven and Scottish Ballad.

Social Events: 
Our next social event will be brunch before band on November 8 at Kristy’s.

Important Dates

Sunday October 28 at 2:00:  Annual general meeting of the Ottawa New Horizons Band at Woodroffe United Church
Sunday December 16 afternoon:  ONHB Seasonal concert at Brookfield High School

Listening Links
1. King’s Row by C. STROMMEN, C https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2442085
2. Scottish Ballad, William Douglas, arr. Robert Sheldon.  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2478608
3. La La Land (Highlights from) by Justin Hurwitz, arr Michael Brown https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10771426
4. Autumn Rains by Patrick Roszell https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10908189
5. Flourish, Feldstein & Clark  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2474688
6. Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein/arr. Phillippe https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10015317
7. Jazzoo by David Shaffer https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2481416
8. Dona Nobis Pacem 4781838