Week 6 update for November 1, 2018

Greetings Capital Crescendos,

Theme of the Week: It is time to start combining articulation and dynamics.This will make our music more interesting to listen to and add to its sophistication.  Practising simple music is a great way to focus on the quality of your playing and to ensure the music sounds beautiful.  Don’t hesitate to use Tradition of Excellence as there are lots of short, fun pieces where we can practise combining articulation and dynamics and it’s a great way to warm up.

Thank you Kathryn (French horn) for providing this week’s cookies. We still need cookies for a few of the upcoming weeks if anyone would like to bring some.

Remember to bring your name tags and wear them.  With lots of new band members, name tags are a great way to get to know each other’s names.

Occasionally pictures are taken of the Capital Crescendoes.  Would anyone not wishing to have their picture appear in any ONHB public photographs please let Leslie know.  

Next week there will be an additional attendance list.  Please indicate on this list if you would like to share your email address with other band members. Also indicate on this list if you are prepared to have your photograph included on ONHB materials.

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:
Our rehearsal started with our old friend the B♭ concert scale, playing it legato then staccato and finally marcato. We then turned to Tradition of Excellence, page 2 line 1 followed by page 42 line 2, noting the dynamics. Next we worked on Jazzoo.  Watch the articulations.  Note that at bar 33, if needed, the tempo can be reset. We then played through Scottish Ballade and ironed out some of the tricky parts. Then we played La La Land still taking it in 4/4 time rather than cut time.

Following our break we played Cabaret from Broadway Favorites which Sheila takes in cut time.  Try for a light feel to the piece. Those with “Play second time only” at bar 7 should play both times.  Next we worked on Phantom of the Opera.  Finally we focussed on The Magnificent Seven, in particular bars 1 to 15. When a  ᭴ (marcato) is placed over a note, remember to hit the note and then come off.

Next Rehearsal
Please continue to bring Broadway Favorites to our rehearsals.  Next week we will read through Seventy Six Trombones (from Broadway Favorites). We will also work on King’s Row, Dona Nobis Pacem, Autumn Rain and Flourish.

Social Events: 
Our next social event will be brunch before band on November 8 at Kristy’s which is located at 809 Richmond Rd.

Important Dates

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