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m. 1: Trumpet and cornet 1--know your first note before you play it! "know before you blow!"
This same ‘G’ comes up several times in the piece, and is often out of tune by one or more
m. 12-19: clarinets need to play runs in time, with good articulation. Don’t speed up OR slow
down. Also, clarinet staccatos should be light throughout entire piece. Don’t bite down too
hard to avoid squeaks.
m. 29-39: flute, oboe, clarinet, a.sax—please work on intonation/fingerings. It sounds pretty
m. 61-63: picc, flute, oboe, cl.—don’t rush rests. Generally, in the section that precedes this,
trills were rushed, but especially right there.
m. 71-77: melody line in sax and clarinet is pretty good, but would be excellent if phrasing was
m. 90: cl. and a.sax need to practice the run!
m. 92-98: pitch and fingerings need work in picc., flute, ob., cl., and tpt. 1
m. 118-126, practice upper winds! Confusion on pitch/fingerings
m. 133-135: tuba and other bass parts drive us forward—don’t’ slow down. Upper winds, don’t
speed up out of nowhere on the melody. We will follow the lead of our low voices.
m. 148-153: no guessing, please! Know your fingerings.
m. 157-end: work on counting and making sure you know where your part enters/exits
m. 10: pitch in high voicing—are you playing the right note on beat 2?
m. 14-17: need to hear a.sax, t.sax, trumpet—please be confident with rhythm.
m. 20-22: need more from tpt 2, tsax, euph, and tuba here
m. 23: bring out a.sax, t.sax, tpt
m. 26-31: there should be more dynamic range/contrast and trumpets—there are some really
out of tune notes. Are you playing the right notes in m. 27?
m. 29-31: flute, oboe, clarinet: need to count and enter on beat 4, then release by beat 4 of the
m. 32&34: articulation not crisp enough. We’ll try to get this crisp and in time without slurring,
and then we’ll also try it with a slur so we can decide what sounds better. Practice both
m. 45-49: rhythm trouble for all
m. 49-50: work on transitioning into m. 50 with confidence!
m. 50: need more t.sax, flute, oboe, clarinet 1.
m. 50-end: Percussion—it’s around here where you got lost on the recording. Practice
transition into 50 all the way to the end in a sectional/at home.
m. 53-56: need more flute, clarinet, sax here. There is too much trumpet in the mix.
m. 56-end: count carefully to end. Mostly, you should come in together on the & of 1.
m. 62: percussion we’ll consider cutting your last note, on the & of 4. I think it is unnecessary?
Sectional suggestion for Thursday: Run through Spirited Away together to make sure that you know how your part goes: the right notes, rhythms, and tempo changes. If done Spirited Away, work through other sections of concert music as per rehearsal notes above!