Singing In The Rain Choir presents...
The Score - AKA getting your copy As soon as possible
You will need a score in advance to prepare! Many of you have purchased your own already (still possible).
OPTION A: Borrow/Pick Up - Meet Sari on her birthday, Tuesday September 4 at Cafe Vitta, 4th and Washington in Pioneer Square, between 8:30-10am. Please let Sari know if you are going to be stopping by the coffee shop. Email Her.
OPTION B: Borrow/Drop-Off - Possible, schedule is wacky. Contact Sari.
If all else fails you can use this online score to do your prep, even though it is the wrong version, until you can get the real thing at our first rehearsal.
LATIN FOR EVERYONE
Sari purchased a Latin pronunciation guide help tool for us. You should have received a .zip file in an email. Here are JUST the intoned or "a" sections:
III. Sequenz/No 1 Dies irae
Sequenz/No 2 Tuba mirum
Sequenz/No 3 Rex tremendae
Sequenz/No 4 Recordare
Sequenz/No 5 Confutatis
Sequenz/No 6 Lacrimosa
Offertorium/No 1 Domine Jesu
Offertorium/No 2 Hostias
VII. Agnus Dei
VII. Communio/Lux aeterna
NEW!! Weekly Practice playlists (Thanks to Dan Charlson!)
Requiem 1 for 9/10 Rehearsal, I. Introitus/Requiem pg. 3-7, VIII. Communio/Lux aeterna to measure 30, pg 72-75, VII. Agnus Dei pg. 68-71 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/requiem-1/pl.u-2aoqq8yuJEDZ
Requiem 2 for 9/17, II. Kyrie pg 8-13, VIII. Communio/Lux aeterna ms.31 to end, III. Sequenz/No 6 lacrymosa pg 40-42 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/requiem-2/pl.u-2aoqqL6CJEDZ
Requiem 3 for 9/24, IV. Offertorium/no 1 Domine Jesu pg. 43-50, no 2 Hostias pg. 51-57 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/requiem-3/pl.u-xlyNNYYT3jgW
Requiem 4 for 10/1, III. sequenz/Dies Irae Pg. 14-21, no 5 Confutatis pg. 35-39 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/requiem-4/pl.u-xlyNNDdT3jgW
Requiem 5 for 10/8, v. Sanctus pg 58-60, vi. Benedictus, ms. 54-end. pg. 66-67 iii. sequenz/no 3 Rex. Tremendae 24-26 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/requiem-5/pl.u-kv9llBLu9xAy
Requiem 1 for 9/10 Rehearsal, I. Introitus/Requiem pg. 3-7, VIII. Communio/Lux aeterna to measure 30, pg 72-75, VII. Agnus Dei pg. 68-71 - https://open.spotify.com/user/plo2l5q33rlqxi09irc6pdj5q/playlist/1T34NIl43dRb7xdIyyyVro?si=A7mY6OZqQpSbMN5a9KPgCA
Requiem 2 for 9/17, II. Kyrie pg 8-13, VIII. Communio/Lux aeterna ms.31 to end, III. Sequenz/No 6 lacrymosa pg 40-42 - https://open.spotify.com/user/plo2l5q33rlqxi09irc6pdj5q/playlist/63Hd4fGLZSmFs3iiR0NiWZ?si=UwD3cW15RTStuZi5ik7b8Q
Requiem 3 for 9/24, IV. Offertorium/no 1 Domine Jesu pg. 43-50, no 2 Hostias pg. 51-57 - https://open.spotify.com/user/plo2l5q33rlqxi09irc6pdj5q/playlist/36a0bFpiHsvusosHdtVraC?si=AaCkYdtYTvSiOtAXF8j9Fw
Requiem 4 for 10/1, III. sequenz/Dies Irae Pg. 14-21, no 5 Confutatis pg. 35-39 - https://open.spotify.com/user/plo2l5q33rlqxi09irc6pdj5q/playlist/404Cgb0kbjeYLWCViryu9X?si=9aaC3nLMRNO3k3hjWRcLug
Requiem 5 for 10/8, v. Sanctus pg 58-60, vi. Benedictus, ms. 54-end. pg. 66-67 iii. sequenz/no 3 Rex. Tremendae 24-26 - https://open.spotify.com/user/plo2l5q33rlqxi09irc6pdj5q/playlist/419FpZCopmrj8c1K9TmHQR?si=Nc8UNu6hSyyQx7ggDSh45g
Historical context will make this a far more rich experience, knowing a bit about Mozart at the end of his life, and what was happening with musical fashion when it was written. You can get started with these articles: Classical Era (this one is particularly good), Mozart's Requiem, Mozart.
IMPORTANT - So.... this piece is long. Somewhere around 50 minutes of music (The Faure was around 35). Some of you already know it, some of you are excellent sight-readers and Latin whizzes, and some of you will need to do weekly prep work to learn your notes and Latin before rehearsals. That way we can work quickly enough to rehearse the entire piece in only 6 90-minute rehearsals before we combine together with the orchestra on Oct. 22nd. (totally possible!) That means I will not be teaching parts individually, or dictating Latin pronunciation line by line. You will need to arrive to rehearsal already familiar with your notes, rhythms and Latin pronunciation, which you can learn pretty easily using the practice resources in this email.
1. English translation - Please write the English translation of the Latin in at the top of each page. you will sing much more musically if you know what you are singing about, and the dramatic dynamic shifts will make much more sense. Here is a translation.
2. Prep your score - The very best way to prepare is to listen to a recording with your score and a pencil in your hand. There are 1000s of versions. here is a good one.
3. Learn notes and rhythms - CLICK HERE for help.