We are the Storytellers: Aesop's Fables and Other Tall Tales
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
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MUSIC, NOTES, AND PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS - presented in tentative concert order (excluding SCYC pieces)
The Tree in the Wood
Traditional English Folk Tune
No performance recording available
NOTES: this piece will accompany the building of a tree set-piece by the actors and some youth.
The Tortoise and the Hare
NOTES: All splits as marked. Get ready for a tongue twister! Performed with our actors.
Laugh Kookaburra (Sopranos and Altos ONLY with SCYC)
Sinclair with Chilcott
NOTES: We will perform this piece with the Snohomish County Youth Chorus choirs, so which parts you sing will be different than noted in the sheet music. 3-part split used.
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
NOTES: Be mindful and precise with the different eighth and sixteenth note rhythms.
The Mountain in Labour
Soprano 2 on middle note whenever there are three.
Alto 2 dropping down to Tenor 1 in mm. 120-123 and 126-128.
Tenor on bottom note for m. 118 and 126; middle note for mm. 120 and 128.
The Forest of Loo
Solos possible at mm. 21-22 and mm. 46-49. Solo auditions are on February 4th and 11th.
Basses split on m. 92.
The Fox and the Grapes
Mvt. 2: Baaing sheep, Mvt. 3 m. 6-18, Mvt. 4 throughout (one voice or competing voices – highly operatic!). Solo auditions are on February 4th and 11th.
Mvt. 1: Bass divide m. 14-24. In mm. 31-34 - Alto 2 on top, Tenor in middle, Bass on bottom.
Mvt. 2: A/T/B for mm. 19-25 and m. 44 bottom line, S/T/B for m. 39 bottom line.
Jabberwocky (Ensemble ONLY)
Swingle Song (Ensemble ONLY)
Nursery Rhyme Canon
Performance Recording (we may not be accelerating the tempo as in this recording)
NOTE: We will be dividing this piece by melody rather than by voice part. You will have one of four melodies assigned at rehearsal. See here for which part you are singing.
The North Wind and the Sun
NOTES: Splits as marked plus Soprano divide in m. 211. One exception in mm. 233-240: Sop 1 on top line, Sop 2/Alto 1 on alto line, Alto 2 on tenor line, Tenor/Bass on bass line.
The Goose and the Swan
Sing, My Child
NOTES: Parts marked as solos may be done by solos, small groups, or as sections. Our rehearsals and auditions will determine this. Solo auditions are February 4 and 11.
Splits: 3-part S/A split in mm. 19-24, 39-50, 75-86, 95-98.
Fly Away Home
NOTES: Accompanies the taking down of the tree set-piece and distributing leaves to audience members. We will perform this piece with the Snohomish County Youth Chorus choirs. Choral part starts at letter B. Letter E will repeat many times.