Fwd: Re: Kaddish rehearsal notes

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Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 10:43:28 -0600
From: "Howe, George"
Subject: RE: Kaddish rehearsal notes
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Cc: cbitner @ onsite-computing.biz, "Charles Hausmann (Charles.Hausmann @ mail.uh.edu)"

Larry and Claude and fellow basses - Thanks for the notes. After last Tuesday's rehearsals, I mentioned to Charles my perception that we (in the bass section at least) are having more trouble with notes, and, being aurally oriented, are working harder on them while Charles is trying to work rhythm and tempo. Conversely, when Charles is working on notes, we're concentrating harder on 1-2-3,1-2,1-2-3; 1 - 2 - 3 - ; than on the notes. A suggestion for those of you that can take the time: read through the music at home (you don't need a piano for this) and circle the note in the preceding measure that will help you to find your opening note following. For my ear and orientation, the preceding note may be in the baritones, tenors, altos or in Scott's left hand, and they may be a half- or a whole-step up or down, but marking them ahead of time gives you a better chance of guessing correctly as we're rehearsing. I hope you will find some assurance in the fact that, even with the confidence inherent in having "perfect" pitch, I am truly 'guessing correctly' only half the time. Bernstein gave us very little help from the orchestra / piano score. Many times, the music requires Scott to play an octave plus a half step (low G to mid G# - is that an augmented octave or a demented ninth ?...), and you need to know what your ear is going to listen to prior to your next entrance. Good luck & keep the faith.

George Howe

Senior Estimator

Direct Line: 713 346 0949 Fax: 713 222 1414

mailto:ghowe @ spawmax.com <mailto:ghowe @ spawmax.com >

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Cc: cbitner @ onsite-computing.biz
Subject: Kaddish rehearsal notes

Hi B2s,
I am forwarding Claude Bitner's notes to the B1s that apply to us:

I Kaddish 1:

p7, m7 - cut off on qtr note "dal"
p9, m22, n2 - get the A natural from the tenors B
double-flat
p17, m72 - unison G
p19, m83 - unison C flat
p25, m127 - unison B flat

II Din-Torah:

p36, m39 - 1st measure is 5/4, 2nd measure in cut
time (in 2)
p37, m47 - counted in 4

Finale:

p94, m78 - last note qtr + 8th rest
p99, m103 - unison E
p106, m131 - cut off on the tied 8th, so the final
'n' goes on the downbeat.

Larry and Claude and fellow basses - Thanks for the notes.  After last Tuesday's rehearsals, I mentioned to Charles my perception that we (in the bass section at least) are having more trouble with notes, and, being aurally oriented, are working harder on them while Charles is trying to work rhythm and tempo.  Conversely, when Charles is working on notes, we're concentrating harder on 1-2-3,1-2,1-2-3; 1 - 2 - 3 - ; than on the notes.  A suggestion for those of you that can take the time:  read through the music at home (you don't need a piano for this) and circle the note in the preceding measure that will help you to find your opening note following.  For my ear and orientation, the preceding note may be in the baritones, tenors, altos or in Scott's left hand, and they may be a half- or a whole-step up or down, but marking them ahead of time gives you a better chance of guessing correctly as we're rehearsing.  I hope you will find some assurance in the fact that, even with the confidence inherent in having "perfect" pitch, I am truly 'guessing correctly' only half the time.  Bernstein gave us very little help from the orchestra / piano score.  Many times, the music requires Scott to play an octave plus a half step (low G to mid G# - is that an augmented octave or a demented ninth ?...), and you need to know what your ear is going to listen to prior to your next entrance.  Good luck & keep the faith.

 

George Howe

Senior Estimator

Direct Line: 713 346 0949

Fax:  713 222 1414

mailto:ghowe @ spawmax.com

 

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From: LarryHitt @ aol.com [mailto:LarryHitt @ aol.com]
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Cc: cbitner @ onsite-computing.biz
Subject: Kaddish rehearsal notes

 

Hi B2s,
I am forwarding Claude Bitner's notes to the B1s that apply to us:

> I Kaddish 1:
>
> p7, m7 - cut off on qtr note "dal"
> p9, m22, n2 - get the A natural from the tenors B
> double-flat
> p17, m72 - unison G
> p19, m83 - unison C flat
> p25, m127 - unison B flat
>
>
> II Din-Torah:
>
> p36, m39 - 1st measure is 5/4, 2nd measure in cut
> time (in 2)
> p37, m47 - counted in 4
>
>
> Finale:
>
> p94, m78 - last note qtr + 8th rest
> p99, m103 - unison E
> p106, m131 - cut off on the tied 8th, so the final
> 'n' goes on the downbeat.
>



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