REHEARSAL SCHEDULE updated 2-4-2020

3-PART SPLITS updated 1-26-2020

WINTER CONCERT ENSEMBLE

INITIAL CLaS ASSESSMENT update coming soon

SEATING CHARTupdated 2-11-2020

MUSIC, NOTES, AND PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS - presented in tentative concert order

Northern Lights

Gjeilo

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Pronunciation Guide 

Performance Recording

NOTES: No splits. It would be amazing to have some of us singing this from memory and in very dim light. We would use the little individual lights from "Lunar Lullaby." Work with that in mind. 

Drill Ye Tarriers Drill

Traditional, arr. Hunter

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording - this is a good recording for the spirit of the song, but NOT the tuning! Please don't learn to sing to it - especially tenors and basses!

NOTES: No splits. In verse 4 on the 5th line of pg. 98 last measure, we will whisper "sh" instead of the word "hell."

100 Years Ago Tomorrow

Jason Webley

Rehearsal Recordings 

Sheet Music

Performance Recording - ALBUM RECORDING THAT MATCHES OUR SHEET MUSIC

NOTES: First choral entrance is at :37 on this recording, second entrance is at 1:10. Entrance at our m. 16 (after 20 measure break) is at 2:05. 

Step By Step

Traditional, arr. White

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

No Performance Recording Available

NOTES:  All as marked. Just be aware that keeping the pulse is a little trickier than it seems in the round and it gets a little crunch!

High Flight

Fedorchik

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

No Performance Recording Available, but here is the MIDI file from the JW Pepper site.

NOTES: No splits and, in fact, the tenors and basses will sing together on the bass line.

Eternal Father Strong to Save (The Navy Hymn)

White and Dykes, arr. Forrest

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording 1 (similar chorus with piano)

Performance Recording 2 (large performance with orchestra)

NOTES: Tenor and Bass in 3-part split (see splits document at the top of this page) for mm. 48-54. Soprano and alto splits as marked on pg. 7. Only the ensemble will sing the Amens on pg. 11. You'll learn why soon!

I'll Be Seeing You (ENSEMBLE ONLY)

arr. Burrows

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording

NOTES: no splits. Lots of rubato! Observe how many cessuras (railroad tracks that mean total pause) are marked in the score. Performance recording is a good model for shapely, sensitive singing. Don't "ish" the crunchy notes - learn them as a single line and then in combination with other parts and really hear how your note fits!

 

INTERMISSION

 

Pyramid

Jason Webley

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording - DIFFERENT ALBUM RECORDING THAT IS CLEARER FOR YOUR PARTS

NOTES: We sing at the end of this song, joining Jason. The sheet music begins at 3:34 on the above recording. Jason alone until m. 9. Jason with Chase from 9-16. Ensemble will join for 17-24. ALL Chorus in at m. 25 - end. Sopranos and altos - you are singing an octave down from what is written! Sopranos and altos - be careful about the "G" in the second melody 9for example m.42) it is higher than you expect.

Sh-Boom

The Chords, arr. Patsy Ford Simms

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording - This is an original recording by The Chords so you can get the feel. I don't consider any of the recordings out on YouTube to be the sound I want. Please do NOT use them as a vocal model! 

NOTES: This song is in a swing rhythm, meaning eighth notes are not sung evenly, but like a dotted eighth and a sixteenth. No splits except in mm. 38-end. We'll start with this being a soprano split and will add a little group of altos 1s if need be.

The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet To Fly

Shank

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording

NOTES: All splits as marked EXCEPT in mm. 29-34 - all tenors on T2 and A2 sing the T1 line. In mm. 51-53 a three-part soprano split will be determined in rehearsal. Please learn mm. 36-38 as a whole chorus, not soloists.

The Pines of Home

Luvaas

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

No Performance Recording Available, but listen to the whole choir harmonies on your rehearsal recording

NOTES: All splits as marked with the possible exception of the 2nd measure middle of page two on the word "high" where some altos may take the high f in the tenor line.

The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet To Fly

Shank

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording

NOTES: All splits as marked EXCEPT in mm. 29-34 - all tenors on T2 and A2 sing the T1 line. In mm. 51-53 a three-part soprano split will be determined in rehearsal. Please learn mm. 36-38 as a whole chorus, not soloists.

Love is Love is Love is Love

Betinis

Rehearsal Recordings

Sheet Music

Performance Recording

NOTES: We may not sing everything in the same order as the performance recording and we will be adding lots of languages that are spoken in Everett to these melodies. Just learn the four little tunes and we'll go from there!

Take Me Home - ENSEMBLE ONLY

Pentatonix, arr. Emerson

Rehearsal Recordings:

Sheet Music

Performance Recording

NOTES: No splits within the assigned parts. We will sing this memorized and with snaps!!

Let the River Run

Simon, arr. Hella Johnson

Rehearsal Recordings - be sure to read the notes about who is singing what to know which recordings to listen to!

Sheet Music

Performance Recording 1 - Conspirare in concert

Performance Recording 2 - Conspirare singing with a score to follow along

NOTES:

Tenors and Basses

You will have a 3-part assignment of high, middle, low and recordings for whenever there is a 3-part split. So the groups will be:

  • High Tenors (stay on the top all the time)

  • Tenors in the Middle Group (middle note of 3-part splits and otherwise on the tenor line)

  • Basses in the Middle Group (middle note of 3-part splits and otherwise on the bass line)

  • Low Basses (on the bottom all the time)

There are a couple little exceptions to these assignments: in mm. 5-11, all basses on the bass 2 part, all tenors on bass 1 and we may extend some of these repeats. In m. 35 there is a 4-part split - low basses on bottom, middle group on the B1 note, high tenors on the T2 note (alto 2s will take the top). In mm. 36-end, the low and middle groups are on the bass line and the high tenors are on the tenor line.

Alto 2 - mm. 5-11 and mm. 37-40 sing Tenor 1. Otherwise sing the low note of the alto line with one small exception - m. 35 on the last two eighth-notes (the word "daughters") you'll sing the tenor 1 notes - just going down from your E to sing D and C#.

Alto 1  - on your own on the alto line in mm. 5-11 and 37-40. Otherwise sing the low note of the alto line with a couple exceptions: in mm. 15 and 23, sing the middle note.

Soprano 2 - There will be a three part divide of the sopranos for just one measure - m. 9 - that we'll figure out in rehearsal. Some of you will sing the bottom and some the middle. In mm. 12-14 and 20-22 sing the middle note (but NOT in mm. 15 and 23 when the altos will divide!). Otherwise, sing the soprano note and the Soprano 2 part as noted (mm. 28-35 and 37-40).

Soprano 1 - There will be a three part divide of the sopranos for just one measure - m. 9 - that we'll figure out in rehearsal. Some of you will sing the high and some the middle. Otherwise, just follow the top note. Sometimes the soprano 2s will be with you and sometimes not. (Read their notes above if you want to mark that).