Online Rehearsals

Those who are following the online rehearsals receive each week a link to a recording of the rehearsal. With it come details of some timings during the rehearsals. The details of what is rehearsed each week and the timings on the recordings are all gathered together on this page for ease of reference should there be a wish to revisit one or other rehearsal. (For details of the next rehearsal, click here.)

Links to music for this term:

Bach O Jesu Christ, Mein’s Lebens Licht
Bach Wachet Auf (first movement)
Bach Wachet Auf (Chorale)
Reger Ich liege und schlafe (pp.6-7)
Rheinberger Abendlied
Clara Schumann Abendfeier in Venedig
Vaccaj Metodo Practico di Canto Italiano
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TIMINGS:

21 January 2021

00.00 Welcome by Duncan and reminder to members to send in their list of
preferred pieces.

00.50 FAURÉ Cantique de Jean Racine
Review voice by voice
10.00 Tutti (from the very beginning)

20.00 SAINT-SAENS Messe de Requiem Hostias p.35
28.00 Tutti

31.40 VIERNE Messe Solennelle
Reminders on the piano of important passages in the various movements
(Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)
48.15 Tutti (from the very beginning)
48:30 Kyrie
52.21 Gloria
58.35 End of rehearsal

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14 January 2021

1.00 Words of introduction by Duncan

1.40 Warm-up

4.40 RHEINBERGER Abendlied
9.33 Tutti (entire piece from bar 1)

12.20 SCHUMANN Abendfeier in Venedig
17.25 Tutti (entire piece from bar 1, 1st and 2nd verses)

26.30 BACH Cantata No. 118
26.40 Tutti (entire piece from last line, page 1)

30.10 BACH Cantata No. 140
43.10 Tutti (entire piece from page 2, figure A)

53.10 REGER Ich liege und schlafe
60.00 Tutti (entire piece from bar 1)

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7 January 2021

1.00 Warm-up

BRAHMS Requiem
6.33 Movement 5 Various passages
13.50 Entire movement

17.42 Movement 6
18.03 p.91 different voices
21.57 Tutti p.91
23.55 p.93 last bar
30.43 Fugue p.98
37.10 End of fugue
40.43 Beginning of movement p.84
45.21 Tutti p.84

47.13 Movement 7 p. 114

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17 December 2020

BRAHMS Requiem
0.00     Movement 1
(3.42     Tutti straight through)
11.58    Movement 2
(13.43   Tutti straight through)
26.11    Movement 3
(29.39   Tutti straight through)
39.11    Movement 4
(40.57   Tutti straight through)

46.50    In dulci jubilo
57.38    O come, all ye faithful
60.47    Hark! the herald angels sing

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10 December 2020

0.56       VACCAJ Lesson 8 The Appogiatura Benche di senso privo…

BACH First Movement of Wachet Auf
6.25       Bass p.2
8.04       Alto bottom of p.4, bar 43
9.00       Tenor + Bass top of p.8
10.00    Alto, Tenor + Bass bottom of p.9
11.02    Alto, Tenor + Bass bottom of p.11, Figure G
13.30    Tutti p.2

BRAHMS Requiem Movement 7
23.23    Tutti bottom of p.115, Figure A
26.54    Alto + Tenor same
28.30    Tutti same
29.52    Tutti top of p.118, bar 40
36.40    Tutti bottom of p.124, bar 111
38.10    Tutti bottom of p.126, bar 130
40.08    Tutti top of p.128, bar 143
41.58    Tutti from the beginning, p.114

REGER Ich liege und schlafe
53.20    Piano
55.09    Tutti

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3 December 2020

0.45       VACCAJ Exercise Lesson 8

BACH First Movement of Wachet Auf
07.52    Alto, Tenor + Bass p.16, bar 161, figure K
10.10    Bass same
11.58    Tenor + Bass same
13.25    Alto + Tenor + Bass same
15.10    Tutti same

16.58    Tenor + Bass top p.18, figure M
18.35    Alto + Tenor + Bass same
19.23    Tutti same

20.25    Tutti end p.13, figure I
22.25    Bass same
23.49    Tenor + Bass same
24.59    Alto + Tenor + Bass same
26.18    Tutti same to end

BRAHMS Requiem Movement 6
29.48    Tutti bottom of p.101 to end
35.44    Alto bottom p.110, bar 316

37.14    Tenor + Bass bottom p.112, figure N
38.40    Soprano + Alto same

40.38    Tutti bottom 107 bar 290 to end
43.58    Soprano top p.202, bar 241
45.15    Tenor + Bass bar 243

45.50    Tutti top p.102
48.40    Tutti top p.104, bar 260

51.49    Tutti top p.98 to end

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26 November 2020

0.0 VACCAJ Lesson 7 Preparation for the Roulade Come il candore…

BACH Cantata BWV 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
4.23 Tutti bottom p.13
6.02 Bass bottom p.14
6.50 Alto bottom p.13
8.40 Tenor + Bass top p.14
10.50 Tutti bottom p.13

12.09 Piano K bar 161
13.14 Soprano K
13.34 Bass K
15.20 Alto K
17.22 Tenor K
18.50 Tutti K

BRAHMS Requiem Movement 6
20.30 Piano p.98
22.16 Tenor + Bass p.98 bar 216
23.39 Bass p.99 bar 221
24.14 Tenor + Bass p.98 bar 216
25.33 Alto + Soprano top p.98
29.50 Tutti p.98

31.16 Tutti top p.101 bar 234
32.52 Alto + Soprano bottom p.101
37.25 Tenor + Bass top.101 bar 234
41.02 Tutti top p.101 bar 234

42.58 Tutti K bottom p.104
44.12 Tutti bottom p.106 bar 284
46.11 Tenor + Bass K
47.29 Soprano + Alto K
49.40 Tutti K

50.49 Tutti bottom p.107 bar 290

REGER Ich liege und schlafe
52.18 Introductory words by Duncan
52.52 Piano
54.37 Soprano + Bass
57.44 Bass end bar 102
58.23 Alto2 + Tenor
59.46 Alto2 bar 98
60.37 Alto1 start

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19 November 2020

0.0     VACCAJ Exercise Lesson 7
6.57   BACH First Movement of Wachet Auf
           Piano p.13 last note
8.45    Bass bottom p.14
10.30    Bass bar 152
11.00    Bass bar 148
12.09    Alto p.13 last note
15.21    Tenor top p.14
18.15    Alto + Tenor p.13 last note
19.36    Soprano p.15
20.17    Tutti top p.13
21.52    Repeat
23.10    Tenor + Bass bottom p.11
24.32    Repeat with Duncan singing Bass
26.47    Alto + Soprano same
28.18    Soprano top p.13
29.00    Tutti bottom p.11
31.50    Tenor + Bass top p.8
32.50    Bass p.8 bar 84
33.18    Soprano + Alto top p.8 to bar 105
34.40    Soprano + Alto bottom p.9
35.44    Tenor + Bass same
37.33    Tutti p.7 bar 69 to 156
39.47    BRAHMS Requiem Movement 6
               Soprano p.89 bar 82
41.28    Bass same
43.14    Alto + Tenor same
45.07    Tutti same
46.15    Soprano (+ Alto) middle p.91 to bottom p.97
49.04    Alto last 4 bars p.96
49.40    Soprano p.95 bar 165
50.03    Alto same
50.15    Alto p.94 bar 157
51.00    Soprano p.94 bar 153
53.32    Tenor + Bass middle p.91 to end p.97
56.26    Start of movement p.84
58.35    Tutti start to bar 28

12 November 2020

BACH Cantata BWV 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Bass bar 94, p.9
0.43 Tenor + Bass last bar p.11
1.17 Bass same
2.18 Tutti same
4.00 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 5
4.30 Piano p.75
5.05 Tutti p.75
6.32 Bass top of p.76
7.23 Tutti p.76
8.03 Tenor + Bass p.78
9.09 Alto + Soprano top of p.78
9.49 Tutti p.78
10.27 Tenor + Bass top of p.79
11.07 Soprano +Alto top of p.79
12.39 Tutti p.79
13.12 Piano top of p.81 to end
14.34 Tenor + Soprano top p.81 to end
16.06 Alto + Bass bottom p.81 to end
19.10 Tutti top p.81
19.40 Piano +Tutti entire movement from figure A p.75
24:59 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 6
          Piano p.89
26.00 Piano start p.84
27.06 End

29 October 2020

1.00 VACCAJ Half steps or semitones, p.12
6.16 BACH Cantata BWV 140Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
7.02 Piano reminder
7.25 Piano + Bass
8.20 Bass + Alto
8.55 Soprano + Tenor bar 17
9.50 Tutti
13.26 CLARA SCHUMANN Abendfeier in Venedig
      A few words from Duncan about Clara Schumann
15.06 Tutti run through on la, la, la
17.57 German pronunciation
19.33 Tutti in German, first stanza
22.57 Tutti in German
26.24 Alto line
27.53 Alto and Soprano
28.29 Tenor and Bass, bar 31
30.43 Tutti in German, second stanza
33.33 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 4, p.61
34.10 Alto + Bass on piano p.73
34.42 Alto + Bass p.73
35.46 Tenor + Soprano from bottom of p.72
36.16 Bass from top of p.70, last two bars
37.53 Soprano + Alto from top of p.70
39.28 Tenor + Bass from top of p.70
40.51 Tutti from top of p.64
45.24 Tutti from bottom of p.64
47.14 Basses from bottom of p.64
48.09 Tutti from end of bar 48
48.36 Soprano + Alto from last two bars of p.64
49.32 Tutti from bottom of p.62
52.52 Tutti Movement 4 from beginning, p.61
59.25 Final words by Duncan

22 October 2020

0.15 VACCAJ Octaves, p.11
3.20 BACH Cantata BWV 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
3.40 Piano presentation
4.20 Tutti
8.20 German pronunciation 
10.20 Bass
11.10 Tenor
11:45 Alto
12.15 Soprano + Bass
13.00 Tutti
19:50 BRAHMS Requiem, Movement 3, p.52, bar 173
20.00 Tutti. p.52
23.40 Soprano p.52, bar 185
26.05 Tenor p.53, bar 178
27.45 Bass p.53
29.30 Alto p.52, bar 157
33.30 Bass p.57, H, bar 196 
36.00 Soprano p.58, bar 198
38.10 Tenor p.57
40.30 Tutti p.52
43.30 Tutti p.51, bar 164 My hope…
48.40 Tutti p.51
50.00 Tutti p. 48, F
53.50 Tutti p.48, F
55.50 Closing words from Duncan

15 October 2020

0.00 BACH O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht Cantata BWV 118 In full with 4 voices
6.40 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 3, p.41 to p.52

8 October 2020

0.12 BACH O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht Cantata BWV 118 In full with 4 voices
3.00 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 2, p.25 (bottom) to p.40

1 October 2020

6.25 Introduction by Duncan
11.00 VACCAJ Page 8 Avvezzo avivere
13.10 BACH O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht Cantata BWV 118
36.00 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 2, p.26 And the ransom’d of the Lord…

24 September 2020

0.30 Breathing exercises/Voice warm-up
3.03 VACCAJ Page 5 Manca sollecita…
6.06 Page 6 Semplicetta tortorella…
8.43 Page 7 Lascia il lido…
12.00 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 2, p.18 Now therefore be patient…

17 September 2020

4.00 Introductory remarks (Philip Booth)
5.25 Introductory words and notes (Duncan Saunderson)
6.45 Breathing exercises/Voice warm-up
9.05 VACCAJ Page 5 Manca sollecita…
11.45 Page 6 Semplicetta tortorella…
18.00 RHEINBERGER Abendlied
26.25 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 1, p.4 They that sow lamenting…

10 September 2020

0.13 Introduction (Philip Booth, Chair)
0.52 Welcoming words and remarks regarding online rehearsals and the music to be sung this term (Duncan Saunderson, Musical Director)
2.30 Breathing exercises/Voice warm-up
7.25 VACCAJ Page 5 Manca sollecita…
13.05 RHEINBERGER Abendlied
28.20 BRAHMS Requiem Movement 1, p.1 Blest are they that sorrow bear…