Good afternoon, all!
Our final rehearsal on On Children is this coming Thursday- please get real comfy with the music. It’s really important that the rhythm be precise, and that the text be clear and forward- the text drives the rhythm in this style. Make sure your markings are in– they are, as always, critical to a really good performance, and are largely based on the Sweet Honey in the Rock recording- do listen to that for style!
New: dynamics for On Children. This piece needs a little more editing, I feel. Please add these markings now:
mf at the beginning
mp starting at the end of m. 8
mf starting at the end of m. 12
mp starting at the end of m. 20 (and thus carrying into both the first and second endings
Thanks for all your extra work! We’ll start on your other music soon, including your Christmas Eve music.