Bridgwater Choral Society

Spring 2019 Rehearsal Schedule and Iain's notes:-

The movements of the German Requiem are as follows:

The music will be rehearsed as follows, though the whole of each movement will not necessarily be rehearsed on each occasion. (SD = Song of Destiny)

Jan 9th | 1,2,3,4,6, |

Jan 16th | 1,2,3,6,7,SD |

Jan 23rd | 1,2,3,6,7,SD |

Jan 30th | 1,2,3,4,6,7 |

Feb 6th | 2,3,4,5,6,SD |

Feb 13th | 1,3,4,5,SD |

Feb 20th | 2,5,6,7,SD |

Feb 27th | 3,5,6,7,SD |

Mar 6th | 1,4,6,7, |

Mar 13th | 2,3,5,7,SD |

Mar 20th | 3,4,6,7,SD |

Mar 27th | 1,2,3,5,6 |

Apr 3rd | 1,3,5,6,7,SD |

Apr 10th | ALL |

Apr 17th | NO REHEARSAL |

Apr 24th | ALL |

May 1st | ALL |

May 8th | ALL |

I hope you felt a real sense of achievement after singing the Hallelujah Chorus from memory. Certainly members of the audience appreciated the greater immediacy and sense of communication, as well as the greater volume. We must build on our success, so I would like everyone to be prepared to sing the following passages from memory. The longer ones are either simple, or repetitive – or both!. Please mark all these passages in your copy.

| Bars |

1 | 15-37 |

2 | 22-41 (146-65);54-73 (178-97); 198-212( . . . .) = same music |

3 | 18-33; First fugal entry in each part on pp.52-3 |

4 | 4-33(89-98); 115-123 (Sops to 126) |

5 | none |

6 | 3-16; 40-46; 53-62; 69-78; 82-104; 127-150; 196-207;First fugal entry in each part on p98-9 |

7 | S+ (T)B 2-16; ATB 40-48; (A)T 102-110. |

SD | TBC as page numbers in different editions may not agree. |

We have found that discreet doubling of exposed T+B leads is helpful, so please mark the following to be doubled as applicable. Always revert to your own part when it enters, fudging the join as necessary, and don’t worry about any notes which lie too high/low for you.

1 | 78-82 (1st bt): A with T; 144-6: A with T |

2 | 206-12: T with B; 233-237: A with T;305-7: B with T; 309-11: T with B |

3 | 148 (4th beat) – 149: A with T;173: B with T; 174-5: A with T; 190-192: A with T;197-8 91st beat): A with T; 202-203: A with T; |

4 | 24-33: A with T; 48-50:T with B;136-138 (2nd beat): A with T |

5 | 34-35: A with T; 43-44: A with T; 62-64:A with T |

6 | 216-219:T with B; 234-237: A with T;243-245 (1st bt): B with T;271-272: T with B;290-294: A with T |

7 | 10-17: T with B;103-110: A with T. |

SD | TBC as page numbers in different editions may not agree. |