Posts Tagged ‘rehearsal tracks’

Tracks

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-

Here is a link to rehearsal tracks for the Mozart Vespers.
http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Mozart/Vesperae/vesperae.html

Here is a link to rehearsal tracks for the Five Mystical Songs.
http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Vaughan-Williams/5-Mystical-Songs/mystical.html

The version of Five Mystical Songs that I previously sent is choral only (no piano). Here is a link to a version with piano accompaniment.
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/five-mystical-songs-choral-part-sheet-music/681799

Here is a link to the same version for free in the public domain library.
http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/f/f8/IMSLP31943-PMLP60778-fivemysticalsong00vaug_bw.pdf (.pdf)


Vespers Solos

Friday, July 11th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-

I have decided to have the solos in the Mozart Vespers sung by members of the chorus. We will have auditions on September 16 (our 4th rehearsal). The audition selection for the SATB solo quartet will be III. Beatus vir. I have attached an mp3 file for those who can receive them. I am sure Kate will have it up at novachorus.org very soon.

There will be a separate audition for the soprano solo V. Laudate Dominum.


Hand Clapping notes for “Stomp Your Foot”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: We added some clapping to Stomp Your Foot. It will save us time if you can check out Debbie’s notes and mark your music in advance. Thanks

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From Debbie: I hope I have everything recorded correctly and listed so it is easy to understand.  Information is below and in the attached word file.  Hopefully, there won’t be total confusion at rehearsal tonight.

Fred & Peggy, I’ve copied my alto alias.  Feel free to share with the rest of the chorus.

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Hand Clapping in “Stomp Your Foot”

(From Saturday’s NOVA rehearsal)

Using page numbers, rehearsal square numbers, and words in measures.

Page 6, Rehearsal #18 -  clap on 2nd and 4th beats for 3 measures;  clap on 2nd and 3rd beat in the 4th measure just before we sing “Men must labor …”

Continuing to word…   “happy” – clap on 4th beat

Continuing to word….  “row”  – clap on 2nd and 3rd beats

Page 7, Rehearsal #19 -  4th measure after #19, (page 8) word…  “easy” – clap on 4th beat

Continuing to word… “cows”  -  clap on 2nd and 3rd beats

Page 10, Rehearsal #21 –  clap on 2nd and 4th beat for two measures

Continuing to word..  “measurement”  -  clap on 4th beat

Continuing to word.. “quilt” – clap on 2nd and 3rd beat

Page 14, Rehearsal #26  –  clap on 2nd and 4th  beats for 3 measures

Page 19, one measure after Rehearsal #29,  on word “dance”…  –  begin clapping on 1st and 3rd beats every measure to a last clap on the first beat of the last measure.


Seventh Rehearsal Preview

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Welcome to our 7th rehearsal of Spring 2014!

Please sign in.

Thanks to all who got together in groups last Tuesday rehearse Sea Surface. It will make a big difference.

Tonight we will rehearse
Sea surface full of clouds with Ul James; Frostiana
Be sure to have all your music

Women- I am adding Come In (SAA) to our Frostiana Concert. Women – Please pick up a copy here. Go to http://www.choraltech.us/midilist.htm to learn your notes.

I hope you got Black History Month Celebration photos I sent. Don’t forget to listen to recordings at
https://soundcloud.com/kiru9867/sets/nvcc-alexandria-music-dept

Schedule (These dates have been on your schedule since the start of the semester; please do not be absent)

Saturday, 3/21/14, 3:00 pm
Full (SATB) rehearsal
AT130

Sunday, 3/23/14, 5:00 pm
Dress rehearsal with orchestra
Masonic Temple, Old Town Alexandria

Sunday, 3/30/14, 3:00 pm
Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
T. C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria
Reiss: Sea surface full of clouds (World Premiere)

Sunday, 4/06/14, 3:00 pm
Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G. Street NW, Washington DC
Reiss: Sea surface full of clouds

Yours-DrW


Rehearsal CDs

Friday, February 28th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
I will have rehearsal CDs ($5) for Frostiana for those who prefer working with a CD.
I still have rehearsal CDs ($5) for Sea Surface for those who did not get one.
Tomorrow’s 3:00 PM rehearsal is WOMEN.
-DrW


Excellent Singing

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
-Thanks again for your excellent singing on Tuesday. You sounded great and looked great as well. You communicated a lot of joy and made me very happy.
-Unfortunately, we have no time to rest on our laurels. We have only two rehearsals (March 4 and 18) before our Sea Surface Full of Clouds Dress Rehearsal on March 23. I encourage everyone to get together with members of your section on March 11 (Spring Break) to practice. This has worked very well in the past.
-We will start on Frostiana this Saturday at Men’s Sectional. Bring your music. Here is an excellent website to learn your notes. Type this URL into your browser and scroll across the Alphabet to “T” for Thompson.
http://www.choraltech.us/midilist.htm
Yours-DrW


Third Rehearsal Preview

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire:
Welcome to our 3rd rehearsal of Spring 2014! It is going to be a great season.

Please sign in.

Next Week is our last Tuesday rehearsal before our February 15 Dress Rehearsal in Schlesinger.

Attendance
Please try not to be absent. If you miss more than two rehearsals during preparation for a concert, you will be asked to audition to demonstrate preparedness. Please notify Section Leaders of absences:
Soprano-Peggy Harrison, peggyh @ ix.netcom.com
Alto-Debbie Peetz, peetz @ rand.org
Tenor-Larry Goldschmidt, lgold2 @ comcast.net
Bass-Ray Lombardi, rayjoyce2408 @ verizon.net

Tonight we will rehearse
Sea surface full of clouds
Jazz Mass
Lift every voice and sing
Jabula Jesu

Be sure to have all your music

Thanks to all who auditioned for Go down Moses. Tonight is the final audition time.

This Saturday at 3 pm – Women


Second Rehearsal Preview

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Welcome to our 2nd rehearsal of Spring 2014! It is going to be a great season.

Please sign in. If you are new, give your phone and e-mail.

Registration

If you are not registered, please register now for Chorus (MUS 137 or 237). If you are registered as a senior, please consider making a donation to NVCC Foundation in lieu of tuition. Donations of any amount are appreciated.

Attendance
Please try not to be absent. If you miss more than two rehearsals during preparation for a concert, you will be asked to audition to demonstrate preparedness. Please notify Section Leaders of absences:
Soprano-Peggy Harrison, peggyh @ ix.netcom.com
Alto-Debbie Peetz, peetz @ rand.org
Tenor-Larry Goldschmidt, lgold2 @ comcast.net
Bass-Ray Lombardi, rayjoyce240 8@ verizon.net

Everyone should have
Sea surface full of clouds ($5)
Jazz Mass ($5), Jazz Mass reh CDs ($5)
Free Sheet music and rehearsal tracks for Sea surface full of clouds and Jazz Mass are available at http://www.novachorus.org/music-files.

In the Bookstore (they will have it packaged for you)
Lift every voice and sing
Go down Moses
Jabula Jesu

(These three spirituals are on Blackboard as well; rehearsal tracks are at www.novachorus.org
Frostiana
(If you are missing any pieces in the package you bought, go back to the bookstore and they will make it right.)

This Saturday at 3 pm – Men


Spirituals on Blackboard

Friday, January 24th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
I have placed Jabula Jesu, Lift every voice and, God down Moses on Blackboard. Please print if you don’t have them. These are to be used only until you have purchased your copy at the bookstore. All singers must have music tomorrow (women) and Tuesday (all).
Yours-DrW


College Closed

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
As you may know, the college has closed so we will not have rehearsal tonight. I strongly encourage you to use the time working on your music, especially Jabula Jesu and Lift every voice. You should work on Go down, Moses if you intend to audition to sing it.

I am sending rehearsal tracks for Jabula Jesu and Lift every voice to Kate right now. I am sure she will have them up at www.novachorus.org as soon as she can. If you want them right away, send me an email and I will send you the files directly. The pieces are much trickier than I had thought. Our Women’s rehearsal on Saturday at 3 pm is now more important, so please make every effort to attend.
Yours-DrW

[Admin: All music files are posted on the Music Files page. See the tab above.]


First Rehearsal Review

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
- Thanks for an excellent first rehearsal of Spring 2014. My 30th year at NOVA is going to be a great one!
- Peggy reports that we had (1) singers present who were not registered, (2) registered singers who were not present or did not sign in, and (3) long-time singers who were neither present nor registered. I hope that all these problems (especially #3) are remedied on Tuesday.
- Please have all your music at Tuesday: Jazz Mass, Jabula Jesu, Go Down Moses, Lift Every Voice, Sea surface full of clouds. Free music and Music Files are at www.novachorus.org. If you have not printed them by Tuesday, please be prepared to purchase music at rehearsal.
- We will begin rehearsals of Frostiana on March 4. It has been reported that some of the bookstore’s music packets were missing pieces. Faye, the manager, assures me that they will give you any piece you did not get. Take care of this right away. You should have:
Choose something like a star, The Road not Taken, The Telephone, Stopping by a woods (men only), A Girl’s Garden (women only)
- Music files for Go down, Moses will be at www.novachorus.org soon. This will be an auditioned piece. Music Majors are required to audition as a part of mid-term exam. Auditions will be Sat. 1/25 for Women and Sat. 2/1 for Men. I will hear those who cannot come on Saturday on Tuesday 2/4.

Here is the Saturday rehearsal schedule:
Saturday Rehearsals
3:00 – 4:15 pm
Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required

1/25    Women
2/1      Men
2/8     Women
2/15    Men
2/22   All (last Saturday before Tuesday Concert)
3/1      Women
3/8     Men
3/15    No Rehearsal – Spring Break
3/22   All (last Saturday before Sunday Dress Rehearsal)
3/29   Women
4/5     Men
4/12    Women
4/19    Men
4/26   All (last Saturday before Tuesday Dress Rehearsal)
5/3     All (last Saturday before Tuesday Concert)

Have a wonderful MLK weekend.


First Rehearsal Preview

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

From Dr. Whitmire: Welcome to our 1st rehearsal of Spring 2014! It is going to be a great season.

Please sign in. If you are new, give your phone and e-mail. Be sure to write clearly.

Registration
If you are not registered, please register now for Chorus (MUS 137 or 237). If you are registered as a senior, please consider making a donation to NVCC Foundation in lieu of tuition. Donations of any amount are appreciated.

Attendance
Please try not to be absent. If you miss more than two rehearsals during preparation for a concert, you will be asked to audition to demonstrate preparedness. Please notify Section Leaders of absences:
Soprano-Peggy Harrison, peggyh [at] ix.netcom.com, 703-609-6540
Alto-Debbie Peetz, peetz [at] rand.org, 703-931-2872
Tenor-Larry Goldschmidt, lgold2 [at] comcast.net, 703-527-7447
Bass-Ray Lombardi, rayjoyce2408 [at] verizon.net, 703-524-5761

Here
Rhythm Worksheet
Schedule

Inside
Sea surface full of clouds ($5) [I'll bring Sea surface CDs next week]
Jazz Mass ($5)
Jazz Mass reh CDs ($5)
Free Sheet music and rehearsal tracks for Sea surface full of clouds and Jazz Mass are available at http://www.novachorus.org/music-files.

In the Bookstore (they will have it packaged for you)
Lift every voice and sing
Go down Moses
Jabula Jesu
Frostiana

Tonight I will dismiss at 9:20 pm to meet with new members.


Music Files

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-

Reminder:The postponed performance of the Haydn mass is this Saturday, January 4, at the Masonic Memorial. The call is 12:30 pm; concert time is 3:00 pm. I have only heard from one person the might not be there, so I am expecting all of you to be present.

We have an important rehearsal on Friday, January 3, at 7:30 pm in the choir room at NOVA. As you can imagine, I need everyone present. Please work with your rehearsal CD every day between now and then.

Upcoming semester
Sheet music and rehearsal tracks for Sea surface full of clouds are now available at http://www.novachorus.org/music-files. It is modern and very interesting. Like other modern works, it may take time to fully appreciate.

Sheet music and rehearsal tracks for Jazz Mass are also available at http://www.novachorus.org/music-files. I hope it will be fun and exciting for you to revisit this piece. Thanks to our fabulous webmistress Kate.

You may print and download music for free. I will have sheet music and CDs at our first rehearsal if you want to purchase them.

Happy New year to all. -DrW


It was a lover and his lass

Monday, October 7th, 2013

From Fred: I found the attached mp3 to be a good aid to memorizing “It was a Lover…”


First Rehearsal Recap

Friday, August 30th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire:  Dear Singers-

Thanks for a good first rehearsal on Tuesday. A special welcome to our new members.

I hope you like the music as much as I do. It’s challenging of course, but equally rewarding.

Be sure to work with your CDS before rehearsal # 2 on this Tuesday.

The Alto Haydn Mass CD has an error. It has the bass track for Agnus Dei instead of the alto track. I have attached the alto track (.mp3) to this message, and it will be posted on novachorus.org. I will also make some new alto CDs for those who need them. I’ll have them at NOVA tomorrow 10 am-4:00 pm.

Have a great weekend. See you on Tuesday.


Fall Music

Monday, August 12th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-

I hope that you are enjoying the final days of a great summer.

I will be on campus this Thursday from 1-4 pm. I will have rehearsal CDs of

Brahms: Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer (including German pronunciation, and a great recording) -$5

Haydn: Mass in Time of War (including a great recording)-$5

I will also have sheet music for Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer (including translations) -$5

Sheet music for Haydn: Mass in Time of War is in the campus bookstore.

If you want to learn your music online instead go to

Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer
http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Brahms_J/brahms_neue_liebeslieder.htm>

Mass in Time of War
http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Haydn_J/haydn_war_mass.htm

If you want to print Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer for yourself, go to
Sheet music (.pdf)

Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer has 7 choruses and 8 solo movements. I plan to use an auditioned group for the solo movements. This will give experienced singers a small group- or possibly solo opportunity, and make the task of learning the music and German more manageable for newer singers. Altos may audition for soprano solos and vice versa; tenors may audition for the bass solo and vice versa. All Music Majors must audition. 3-sop, 4-bass, 5-alto, 6-sop, 9-sop, 10-ten, 11-sop. 13-sop/alto

Please note the Revised Fall Schedule:

Tues, 10/15/13, 7:30 pm
Chorus Concert with Christine and David Hagan
Schlesinger
Brahms: Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer

Sunday, 12/01/13, 5:00 pm
Dress Rehearsal with Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Bishop Ireton High School
Haydn: Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)
(This is Thanksgiving weekend; please make every effort to adjust you plans so that you are present)

Saturday, 12/07/13, 3:00 pm
Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Bishop Ireton High School
Haydn: Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)

Sunday, 12/08/13, 3:00 pm
Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Church of the Epiphany
Haydn: Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)

Tues 12/10/13, 7:30 pm
Chorus/Band/Jazz Band Concert
Schlesinger

Please register now if you have not done so. If, for any reason, you cannot sing this semester, please let me know. If you know good singers who would like to join us for this great season, please invite them. I look forward to seeing all of you at our first rehearsal on Tuesday, August 27.

Yours-DrW

[Admin: All music files will be posted to the music files page (see menu bar above) as they become available.]


Brahms Files

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

From Fred: Chorus, here is some info I found useful and answers some questions that came my way:

1. We will sing the “New Love Songs” by Brahms, not his Love Songs that we sang a few years ago. There are 15 love songs in total, 7 for chorus and 8 for solos or duets.

2. I have attached the songs for chorus. All are in MP3 format. I downloaded them from youtube.com and have enjoyed listening to them and rehearsing them.
Chorus 1 | 2 | 7 | 8 | 12 | 14 | 15

3. The sheet music for this is NOT in the campus bookstore at this time (but the Haydn Mass is).

4. Details about the following information is available on our web site, novachorus.org. It is in the Email that Mark sent us on 6/13/13. There is a PDF file of the Brahms sheet music attached to his Email. You can either download and print the file yourself or buy it from Mark for $5. You can also buy it from Sheetmusicplus.com for $7 plus shipping (about $5). Mark also included links to youtube to hear a performance and cyberbass.com to get your note learning files. The Haydn Mass info is also in his Email.

[Admin: All music files will be posted to the music files page (see menu bar above) as they become available.]


Music Files

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

From Jane: I downloaded an mp3 of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse) for $7.99 from www.songlearning.com.  You can also get Brahms Neue Liebeslieder for $15.99 (postage included)–no mp3 of this one.  I really like these learning CD’s/mp3′s from Hammond Music Service.


Fall Season

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers- I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer. But I know that some of you are already eager to start working on (or at least thinking about) our Fall season.

Attached you will find the music (.pdf) for our first concert. Below you will find links to rehearsal tracks and recording.

Tues, 10/15/13, 7:30 pm
Chorus Concert with Christine and David Hagan
Schlesinger
Brahms:  Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer

Sheet music (.pdf)

Two sites with your notes for Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer
http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Brahms_J/brahms_neue_liebeslieder.htm
http://cvi.free.fr/midi/Brahms/BRAHMS065/

Or Google this for very cool files of Nos. 7, 12 and 13:
“Brahms – Neue Liebeslieder No.13 – Midi files by Choeur au boulot …”

Recording of Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaxhLSN66j0

Sunday, 12/08/13, 3:00 pm
Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Church of the Epiphany
Haydn: Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)

Sunday, 12/15/13, 3:00 pm
Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Bishop Ireton High School
Haydn: Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)

Three sites with your notes for Mass in Time of War
http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Haydn_J/haydn_war_mass.htm
https://sites.google.com/site/haydnmassintimeofwar
http://s119247422.websitehome.co.uk/midimusic/Haydn/Paukenmesse/paukenmesse.html

Recording of Mass in Time of War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFUm4uO_qeI

Music can be purchased at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Missa in Tempore Belli (Mass in Time of War/Paukenmesse)
Item number: OU.9780193367920
$13.95 $11.16 Oxford University Press (20% off)

Tues 12/10/13, 7:30 pm
Chorus/Band/Jazz Band Concert
Schlesinger

I looking forward to seeing everyone at our first rehearsal on Tuesday, August 27.

[Admin: All music files will be posted to the music files page (see menu bar above) as they become available.]


Twelfth Rehearsal Preview

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Welcome to our 12th rehearsal of Spring 2013! Please sign in.

We have 3 rehearsals before our Monday April 29 Dress Rehearsal with the Annandale Orchestra in Schlesinger. Be sure this rehearsal in on your calendar.

There are a few more Opera Choruses CDs. No charge. There are also at novachorus.org. Please practice your German and Italian diction.

Tonight
I will dismiss Women (except music majors) at break (8:40 pm)
Men will rehearse Pilgrim’s Chorus until 9:10 pm
I will rehearse Music Majors until 9:40 pm

Saturday I see Women at 3:00 pm.

Mark your calendars-Our Annual Chorus Picnic
will be Saturday, May 11, noon until 3:00 pm at the Wulff’s. More info will follow. I hope you will plan to attend.


Eleventh Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Welcome to our 11th rehearsal of Spring 2013! Please sign in.

We have 4 rehearsals before our Monday April 29 Dress Rehearsal with the Annandale Orchestra in Schlesinger. Be sure this rehearsal in on your calendar.

Opera Choruses CDs are here. No charge. Kate will have them up on the website in the twinkling of an eye. They include German and Italian diction.

Tonight
I will dismiss Women (except music majors) at break (8:40 pm)
Men will rehearse Pilgrim’s Chorus until 9:10 pm
I will rehearse Music Majors until 9:40 pm

Saturday
I see Men at 3:00 pm.


Opera Choruses

Monday, April 1st, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers- I will arrive on campus today at 5:30 pm with the long-awaited Opera Choruses CDs.

Update 6:30 pm: Not there yet. In traffic for 4 hours!


Wonderful Concert

Monday, March 25th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
-Thanks for a wonderful concert yesterday! The sounds of Cantata Academica are still ringing in my ears.  I hope that most of you learned to like (if not love) this music.
-I am so thankful for your hard work and commitment. I realize that the past week (Sunday-Tuesday-Saturday-Sunday) has been very demanding. Tomorrow’s rehearsal will end at 9:00 pm.
-We have 5 rehearsals before our Monday April 29 Dress Rehearsal with the Annandale Orchestra in Schlesinger. Be sure this rehearsal in on your calendar.
-I will get Opera Chorus rehearsal files up as soon as I can. In the meanwhile, work on Triumphal Scene from Aida which is already up at novachorus.org. It is by far the most challenging of the group.
-If you missed our March 17 or our March 24 concert for any reason, please contact me asap. If you have already discussed your absence, please remind me.
-If you have any tickets or ticket money, please get it to your section leader tomorrow. The WMPO has to pay the bills and we must do our part.
Yours-DrW


Classes

Monday, February 25th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
Please attend tomorrow’s Voice Master Class at 2:00 pm.
Please be in Schlesinger by 7:15 pm tomorrow night.
We did these five opera choruses several years ago, Fred has recovered the alto CD. It would be a big help if we could find the others. Let me know if you can.
Yours-DrW


Audition Tracks

Friday, February 8th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Here are the tracks I’ll use for Small Chorus auditions tomorrow.
Track 5 (.mp3)
Track 12 (.mp3)