Tenor Notes 11 November 2019

Apologies for the lateness of these notes, but there are a couple of changes to previous markings so I want to get them out before  our church rehearsal tomorrow. There are some new markings too, so I’ll go through the parts we rehearsed from the beginning:


Introit and Kyrie

Bar 2   Mark full length quaver D with “weight” on “ae”

Bar 20 Tenor entry: we shall be joined by some of the altos for page 6.

Bar 79 Mark “Kyrie” at end of stave and again in bar 80 as some versions have “eleison” in bar 81 and we don’t!


Bar 43 Mark full quaver on the E flat at end of page 23.

Libera Me

Bar 48 Change previous breath marking to a continuation in bar 48 with the breath taken after the minim C ( que ) in bar 49.

Bar 84 Big change – we shall copy the soprano line notation of a semibreve tied to the minim following, so 3 beats on the low E of “- is”.

Bar 120  Mark sempre forte f

Bar 121  This is where the diminuendo starts (it lasts just 3 beats) – see orchestral part.


Requiem Aeternam

Bar 7   Mark in the hairpins

Bar 10 Mark 1, 2, 3

Bar 17 It may help to circle the F sharp of “eis” in bar 16 to pitch “dona” in bar 17.

Bar 96 Mark an up arrow on the crotchet A (a full tone up) and take a big breath before it.

Bar 99 Mark in the a tempo (slower) beat onto the tenor line.

Agnus Dei

Bar 26 onwards: The Poco rubato marking means “with a little flexibility” (as well as being legato throughout).


In church tomorrow night at 7.15 pm.