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Alt. opening m. 7, French horn and saxes need to enter on whole note with great confidence, air support, and pitch.
@B, clarinets need to continue full steam ahead. Be careful not to drop notes in this section, as it is overall very sparse rhythmically.
@ transition back to m. 1- percussion need to count better on first 3 bars for timing entrances together. Who is covering the Tom part at m. 11? It wasn't present today, and it's super important. Nice confidence at rehearsal square 2 today!
At m. 20, triplets on beat 3 and 4 (lower voices) need to respond with same energy as triplets on beat 1 and 2. Percussion- bar before rehearsal 3 needs to be more together.
Entrance at rehearsal 3 needs more air support and commitment to beat 1. At rehearsal 4-5, pitch/intonation check is needed, especially in upper winds.
Oboes at m. 47-49, make sure you're in tune with each other. At rehearsal 6, snare drum came in 5 bars too early Wait for sus cymbal, saxophone intro and clarinet/flute response before you come in m. 61. Between reh. 6-7, improvement is noted. Remember to play only the first of each of the 3 notes grouped together if you can't play all of them. Make sure that the triplets which are together as a band (e.g. m. 66) are really together.
At reh. 8, really bring out the bass line (st. b., tuba, b.cl, bsn) as it was sadly inaudible. Just blast that part out. Trombones play out at m. 80. One of the most noticeable problems in the piece were the entrances around m. 91. That measure with 2 beats is throwing a lot of people off. We need high winds to make it more clear for trumpets and saxes where they should come in.
At 4 bars before reh. 13, voices were totally inaudible. Really sing out if you can.
At 13, it was rushed (as Ms. Riegert mentioned). At reh. 14, Ryan play out. In the section at reh. 16, practice the triplet run m. 184 a.sax, flute, and picc. This whole section was a bit out of tune.
Horns at reh. 17 and 19 too loud. At least one person was just overplaying. Try not to overblast within your section. At m. 231 to end, retenuto, you better look up! Especially for thoose last few measures, 253 to end....entrances were weak and it's the last thing you do before the piece is over, so it will remain in the audiences' mind.
Overall, this was very well prepared for today. I'm excited to hear it on Wednesday night!
Congrats on working hard on a tough piece of music. I think we'll pull it off!