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We spent a little time on movements 6 and 7 of Let God Arise with further exhortations from C around clear diction, particularly the sounding of the “t” at the end of “Let”. Otherwise the only point to remember is that C intends to have a Rit. at the end of movement...

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LINLEY Movement 6 Bar 11 mark as “prèh – sè” with the “s” falling on the first note of bar 12. Final Bar (27): Sing the edited crotchet G followed by the long F sharp. Movement 7 We rehearsed the first section up to page 27 and this seems to be the best bit from the...

Tenor Notes 19 February

We reached the end of the opening chorus of Linley’s work last night, and will attempt movements 6 and 7 next week, so that’s our homework at least in part. There weren’t many markings for the Linley last week so the following is a comprehensive list for movement 1:...

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We started on the opening chorus of Linley’s work last night, in the same bouncy baroque style, often shading off on the last syllable of a phrase. Notes to mark on the first few pages (4 to 7) are: Page 4 bar 19: insert a musical comma after the minim so the C sharp...

Tenor Notes 12 February

A reminder that we should be starting tonight with Part 3 of the 2nd Handel anthem, The King shall Rejoice (page 39); and we were asked to revise Part 4 (pp 46 – 52) which we rehearsed last week. New score marks: Page 30 bars 36 to 38: articulate the quavers. Page 31...

Tenor Notes 29 January

We have now managed to complete the first three movements of Anthem 3, The King Shall Rejoice, so presumably we’ll finish with the fourth and final movement next week. In addition we rehearsed the whole of the final movement of Linley’s anthem, Let God Arise. Next...

Tenor Notes 24 January

It was good to tackle a third anthem this week as well as beginning to make progress with Mr Linley. THE KING SHALL REJOICE As with the other anthems, this is “bouncy” baroque music and we shall sing semiquavers per the editorial markings throughout, with the...

Tenor Notes 19 January 2020

Apologies for the delay in sending out these notes: BT managed to shut down the internet in our area for 4 days. However, last Tuesday we made good progress with the first two Coronation anthems and even looked at pages 41 to 43 of the Linley work, proving that this...

Tenor Notes 7 January 2020

Carleton was on form last night and seemed quite enthusiastic even. We covered all 3 movements of the second anthem, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, and whizzed through Zadok in a few minutes just at the end. No markings yet for Zadok but you may wish to mark where the...

Tenor Notes 11 December 2019

Tenor Notes 11 December 2019 I was optimistic that there would be no more notes to mark! Here are Andy’s collection from last night. P5        First bar. Pronounce child as Charld P7.       Cross out omitted...