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 exception of bar 95 in the second movement on page 34 (see below) where we retain the dotted crotchet / quaver of the score.
Page 30 (First Movement)
Bar 30 Down arrow on final semiquaver G (temptation to sing an A)
Bar 31 Change final A from quaver to semi-quaver preceded by semiquaver rest and bounce off the rest.
Bar 38 Shorten crotchet A to a quaver plus quaver rest; maybe write in the syllable “-oice” below it.
Bar 40 Mark continuation from “strength” to “O Lord”.
Bar 44 Note ed. Semiquaver.
Bar 61 and 67 DITTO
Page 34 (Second Movement)
Bar 95 This is the exception where we retain the full quaver : delete editorial semi-quaver.
Bar 114 Change dotted minim to minim and crotchet rest with “n” of “shone” sung (in same tone D sharp) on the rest.
Bar 120 Remove tie and sing the dotted rhythm followed by two minims.
Bar 143 Shorten dotted note to a minim.
Bar 150 Shorten crotchet C sharp to a quaver plus rest
Bar 154 Shorten Minim D sharp to a crotchet with a crotchet breath.
Bar 174 Shorten minim E to a crotchet plus crotchet breath (but “n” sung at E pitch on the breath).
LINLEY – Last Movement Pages 41 to End
Bar 1: The “L” of “wonderful” is placed on the 4th beat and sung as F sharp.
Bar 6: Breath after “places”.
Bar 14: Breath after “places”.
Bar 20: Articulate the crotchets – not legato.
Bar 21: Articulate the quavers.
Bar 22: Comma (very short breath) after “-ength” but full minim A to follow.
Bar 24: Breath after “pow’r”.
Bar 35: Difficult to pitch the B of “strength”. It may help to circle the B of bar 34.
Bar 40: Breath comma after “pow’r”.